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Edward S. Slavishak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Phone: 570-372-4539
Email: slavishak@susqu.edu
Office Location: Steele Hall - Rm 308
Office Hours: 9:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
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. His published articles include “Loveliness, but with an Edge: Looking at the Smoky Mountains, 1920-1945” in The Journal of Social History, “From Nation to Family: Two Careers in the Recasting of Eugenics,” in The Journal of Family History, and “Artificial Limbs and Industrial Workers’ Bodies in Turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh,” in The Journal of Social History. His current research considers photography, travel and expertise in the Appalachian Mountains.


  • 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

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