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  • Mr. William Doody

    Assistant Professor of History  

    Placid Room 311
    (724) 805-2874

    Office hours - Varying


    BA in History and Spanish, with High Honors Saint Vincent College, December 1998 
    MAT in Instruction and Learning (Concentration in Social Studies Education) University of Pittsburgh, August 2000 
    Candidate, MA in History Indiana University of Pennsylvania Expected: May 2006


    “Social Stratification and Language in Early Modern Europe: A New Invention or Another Chapter in a Long History?” The Endnote: IUP’s Online Student History Journal, 1 (Spring 2004): 48-58. http://www.iup.edu/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=37679 

    Lesson Plans

    “The Decisive Victory: Philadelphia and the Winning of the War for American Independence.” Explore PA History online project. 2003. http://www.explorepahistory.com/viewLesson.php?id=33 

    Reference Articles

    “The Election of 1968” and “War on Poverty.” Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History. Ed. James Ciment. (In press, M. E. Sharpe, 2006).

    “Siege of Oporto.” Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Ed. Gregory Fremont-Barnes. (In press, ABC-CLIO, Summer 2006).

    “James Bartlett,” “George Clymer,” “Caesar Rodney,” Richard Stockton,” and “James Wilson.” Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War. Eds. Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson. (In press, ABC-CLIO, Fall 2006).


    Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution by Alan Dawley. H-USA, H-Net Reviews, October 2003. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=319311071027604 

    Big Steel: The First Century of the United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001 by Kenneth Warren and The Corporation: A Centennial Biography of United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001, by Brian Apelt. Ohio Valley History, 3 (Fall 2003), 3:79-81.

    The Medicine of Memory: A Mexica Clan in California by Alejandro Murgía. The History Teacher, 37 (November 2003), 1: 129-30.

    A History of the Spanish Language (2d ed.) and Variation and Change in Spanish by Ralph Penny. Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin, XXVIII (Winter 2003-2004), 3: 17-18.

    “City Sites” website http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/citysites. Public History online project, January 2004. 

    Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader by Amy Polakow. The History Teacher, 37 (February 2004), 2:264-65.

    Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results by Jane Addams, Emily G. Balch, and Alice Hamilton. H-USA, H-Net Reviews, August 2004. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=9675  

    The American Paradox: A History of the United States Since 1945 by Scott Gillon. Teaching History, XXIX (Fall 2004), 2:110-11.

    ¿Reciprocidad Imposible? La política del comercio entre México y Estados Unidos by Paolo Riguzzi. Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea (Mexico), julio-diciembre 2004, 28: 225-27.

    Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz. World History Connected, 3 (February 2006), 2. http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/3.2/br_doody.html 

    In Pursuit of Freedom: Teaching the Underground Railroad by William C. Kashatus. Forthcoming in The History Teacher.

    Atlantic History: Contours and Concepts by Bernard Bailyn. Forthcoming in Journal of World History.

    Recent Presentations

    Chair and comment, “Twentieth Century Pennsylvania.” Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Pittsburgh, October 2005.

    Chair, “Contested Patriotism: Society and Politics in Civil War Pennsylvania.” Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Bethlehem, October 2004.

    “Reconstruction and Indiana County, Pennsylvania: 1865-1877.” Invited lecture to graduate and undergraduate students in the “Civil War and Reconstruction” course at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, December 2003.

    “Hispanic Communities of Philadelphia and Reading, Pennsylvania.” Fall Symposium of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, November 2003.

    “Small Community Reactions to Reconstruction: The Case of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 1865-1877.” Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Harrisburg, October 2003.

    The Hispanic Communities of Reading, Pennsylvania.” Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Millersville, October 2002.

    Andreoli Student Research and Travel Grant, St. Vincent, 1998

    Rev. Fintan R. Shoniker Memorial Award, St. Vincent, 1998-1999
    (“For Outstanding Historical Research and Writing”)

    Award for Excellence in Spanish, St. Vincent, 1998-1999

    J.O. Wood Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 2000

    Who’s Who in America, 60th edition (2006)

    Who’s Who in American Education, 7th edition (2006)