Speaker Series

2023-2024: Experts Wanted

The speakers in this series were invited based on requests by campus constituents and community members to hear from experts on matters of special importance to their work.

  • Dr. Tiffany L. Knoell, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University
    February 22, 2024

  • Dr. Alex Wesaw, Director of American Indian Relations, Ohio History Connection
    November 2, 2023

2022-2023: Labor Then and Now

This series explores historical and ongoing challenges facing the working class in the United States. Hosted in partnership with the YSU Center for Working Class Studies, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, and the Youngstown Solidarity Network.

  • Dr. AJ Sumell, Michael Shields, Dr. Tanisha Pruitt
    “State of Working Ohio: Wages & Unions & Strikes, O My!”
    November 27, 2023

  • Dr. Kenneth Bindas, Dr. Stephanie Shaw, Dr. Gregory S. Wilson
    Roundtable: Labor and the Working Class in U.S. History
    November 18, 2022

2021-2022: History Happened Here

This series explores subjects in local and regional history, highlighting the contributions of Ohio and Ohioans at important moments in national and world history.

2020-2021: History at Work

This series aimed at professionalization. In particular, helping students gain insight into the job market. Speakers focused on helping students understand how to market their history degrees, both inside and outside of traditional history fields.

  • Kevin Hoskins, PhD
    Curriculum Development, Choices Program
    April 21, 2021

  • Katherine Owens, MA
    Curator of Collections, Missouri State Museum
    March 24, 2021

  • Arielle Lester, MA, JD
    Attorney, McDonald-Hopkins
    February 10, 2021

  • Carmella Cadusale, MA
    Marketing Manager, Innovative Medical Equipment
    November 17, 2020

  • Julie Mujic, PhD
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University; Paramount Historical Consulting, LLC
    October 21, 2020

  • Traci Manning, MA
    Curator of Education, Mahoning Valley Historical Society
    October 2, 2020