Faculty & Staff
Edward S. Slavishak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Office Location: Steele Hall - Rm 308
Office Hours: 9:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., TTH
PHD, Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill
MA, Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill
BS, Carnegie Mellon University
Slavishak teaches the history of the United States since the mid-19th century. In addition to introductory courses, he teaches The Civil War in the American Experience, Making a Multicultural America, Work and Play in the USA, Pennsylvania History, and Contemporary America. He is co-coordinator of the Medical Humanities Initiative, which brings students, faculty and staff together to study medicine and the human body from non-medical perspectives.
Slavishak is the author of Bodies of Work: Civic Display and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh(2008). Other publications include essays in Fleshed Out: Key Readings in Social and Cultural Studies of the Body and Testimonial Advertising in the American Marketplace: Emulation, Identity, Community. He has published articles in The Journal of Social History, The Journal of Family History, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. His current research projects consider travel and expertise in the Appalachian Mountains and life in central Pennsylvania during the Great Depression.
- HIST-112 United States History Since 1877
- HIST-215 The Civil War in American Experience
- HIST-300 History Methods
- HIST-314 African-American History
- HIST-316 Making a Multicultural United States
- HIST-322 Pennsylvania History
- HIST-390 Topics in History
- HIST-420 Internship in History
- HIST-501 Independent Study
- HONS-301 300-Level Honors Seminar
- WMST-400 Topics in Women's Studies