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Dr. Michael Flamm



Office: Elliott 110E
Telephone: 740-368-3634
Email: mwflamm@owu.edu 


Modern U.S.


B.A. Harvard University (1986)
Ph.D. Columbia University (1998)

Professional Profile

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). As a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist, Dr. Flamm has also taught at San Andrés University in Buenos Aires. 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 completing a book titled In the Heat of the Summer: From the Harlem Riot of 1964 to the War on Crime and America's Prison Crisis (forthcoming).



Personal Profile

kidsDr. Flamm is a proud Minnesotan and avid fan of the Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves. 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.




Courses Taught

History 114: Introduction to Modern American History (PDF*)

History 160: America in the Sixties (PDF*)

History 250: Historical Inquiry (PDF*)

History 376: The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1929 (PDF*)

History 377: The Transformation of Modern America, 1929-1960 (PDF*)

History 378: The Ascendance of Modern America, 1960-2001 (PDF*)

History 380: American Foreign Relations Since 1917 (PDF*)

History 381: America and Vietnam (PDF*)

History 385A: Crime and Punishment in Modern America (PDF*)

History 385B: Women and Gender in Modern America (PDF*)

History 385C: History and Fiction in Modern America (PDF*)

History 493: Senior Seminar (PDF*)

Major Publications

Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s. Columbia
     University Press, 2005.

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom 2nd ed.
     University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Debating the Reagan Presidency (with John Ehrman).  Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives (with David Steigerwald).
     Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Curriculum Vitae

Click here for Dr. Flamm’s CV (PDF*).

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