Thomas Taylor, Ph.D.

Tom Taylor Professor
Early U.S., Public History
(937) 327-7849
Hollenbeck Hall 301

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Major: American Intellectual & Cultural History)
  • M.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Awards and Recognitions

  • Past President and Secretary-Treasurer, The Ohio Academy of History
  • Past President, The Clark County Historical Society
  • Past Vice President, The Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA
  • Past Vice President, Westcott House Foundation
  • Past Treasurer, Springfield Arts Council
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Recipient of the Ohio Academy of History Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Recipient of Wittenberg Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching Award

Wittenberg Leadership Roles

  • Past Dean of the School of Community Education
  • Past Director of General Education
  • Past Faculty Development Administrator
  • Past Chair, Department of History
  • Manager, keyboardist and guitarist, Wittenberg Faculty Rock Ensemble & Entourage

Current Courses

  • U.S. Survey
  • Constitutional History
  • History of Science
  • History of Film
  • History of Rock and Roll


  • "Law and Justice", in American Eras: The Colonial era, 1600-1754, ed., Jessica Kross

Current Research Interests

  • Federal Power Commission and the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1930s-1950s
  • The Wittenberg History Project: Ongoing student-assisted research into the history of Wittenberg College and University

Dr. Taylor in the News

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