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Epple, Michael (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: MH 0156
Phone: 239-590-7173
Email: mepple@fgcu.edu

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Education

Ph.D., 2001, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
M.A., 1984, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
MLS, 1984, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.A., 1982 Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana

Publications

  • "Michael Epple and Irvin D.S. Winsboro, "Religion, Culture, and the Cold War: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and America's Anti-Communist Crusade of the 1950s," The Historian, Vol. 71, no. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 209-233.
  • "Reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis as reported in Florida Newspapers" Annals of the Florida Conference of Historians 2017 Vol. 24 pp 1-9
  • "Into the Wilderness: Bishop Fulton J Sheen's Crusade during World War II" The Annals of the Florida Conference of Historians 2011
  • "For God and Country:" Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and the Cold War The Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians 2004.
  • "Saving America During the Great Depression: Bishop Fulton J Sheen Campaigns Against Communism to Save America" The Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians

Conference Presentations

  • "Cold War Concerns at the 1963 National Governor's Association Conference" Florida Conference of Historians, January 2013, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • "The Cold War and American Religion" Florida Conference of Historians, February 2012, Lake City, Florida
  • "Into the Wilderness: Bishop Fulton J Sheen's Crusade during World War II" Florida Conference of Historians, March 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • "Missiles on the Lake" Cold War Hysteria in Cleveland" Florida Conference of Historians, February 2008, Jacksonville, Florida
  • "Support the President and Buy Some Fruitcake: How South Florida Newspapers Reported on the Cuban Missile Crisis"
  • Florida Society of Historians, May 2006, Naples, Florida
  • "Saving America during the Great Depression: Bishop Fulton J Sheen Campaigns Against Communism to Save America"
  • Florida Conference of Historians, May 2006, Miami Beach, Florida
  • "The Portrayal of the Soviet Union in Northeast Ohio Newspapers" Florida Conference of Historians, 2005, Tampa, Florida
  • "For God and Country:" Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and the Cold War" Florida Conference of Historians, March 5, 2004 Lakeland ,Florida.
  • The Search for Recognition: The Diplomacy of the Confederate States of America. Civil War Roundtable, October 1997, Wayne College, Orrville, Ohio.

Grants & Awards

Society of Martin Scholars-2002
Wayne College Extra Mile Award for Adjunct Faculty-1998
Barbara Hiney Award for Doctoral Research-1992
Florida Gulf Coast University Team Service Award, 2006-2007