Year in Program: 6, ABD
Committee Chair: Dr. Susan Sleeper-Smith
I study the late-18th through early-19th century Midwest, with a focus on the American Indian populations of the broad Ohio Valley region and the manner in which their interactions with the United States government representatives, neighboring settlers, and mission societies shaped the social and politcal landscape.
Dissertation Title “Peace, Power, and Persistence: Presidents, Indians and Euro-American Missions in the American Midwest, 1750-1845″
Exam fields: U. S. History to 1865, Dr. Susan Sleeper-Smith; U.S. History Since 1865, Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich; Midwest Regionalism, Dr. Thomas Summerhill; Anthropology with an emphasis on American Indian Ethnohistory, the late Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse.
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Susan Sleeper-Smith, Chair, Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich, Dr. Thomas Summerhill, and Dr. Mindy Morgan