Faculty & Staff
Edward S. Slavishak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Office Location: Steele Hall - Rm 308
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-322 Pennsylvania History
- HIST-390 Topics in History
- HIST-401 Collective Inquiry in History
- HIST-410 Seminar in History
- HIST-420 Internship in History
- HIST-501 Independent Study
- HONS-301 300-Level Honors Seminar
- WMST-400 Topics in Women's Studies