Dr. Michael Flamm
Office: Elliott 110E
B.A. Harvard University (1986)
Dr. Flamm is a scholar of modern U.S. political history who joined the faculty in 1998. He teaches a broad range of courses on American history from 1877 to the present (for titles and syllabi see below). On behalf of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, he has offered summer seminars at Columbia University and Georgetown University; he has also taught at San Andrés University in Buenos Aires as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist. At Ohio Wesleyan he has received the Fraternity Council Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2000, the Bishop Francis Emner Kearns Teacher of the Year Award in 2006, and the university's highest honor, the Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award, in 2012. Dr. Flamm is a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has served as a faculty consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities, the College Board, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and five books, including Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s (2005), Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives (2007), Debating the Reagan Presidency (2009), and The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom (2011). At present he is writing a book titled In the Heat of the Summer: The Harlem Riot of 1964 and the Origins of America's Prison Crisis.
Dr. Flamm is a proud Minnesotan and avid fan of the Twins and Vikings. After college he spent five years as a high school history teacher in New Jersey and New York. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Jennifer McNally. They have two children (Austin and Alexandra) and a cat (Vaca). When Dr. Flamm has the time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, travel, jazz, theater, and films of all kinds. He also likes to read contemporary, classic, and historical fiction as well as mystery novels.
History 493: Senior Seminar (PDF*)
Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s. Columbia
The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom 2nd ed.
Debating the Reagan Presidency (with John Ehrman). Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.
Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives (with David Steigerwald).
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