Dr. Michael H. Shirley - Department of History - Eastern Illinois University
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Michael H. Shirley
Department of History
Eastern Illinois University
2681 Coleman Hall
217-581-6361 (Office) 217-581-7233 (Fax) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, 1997 Urbana, Illinois
Dissertation: On Wings of Everlasting Power: G.W.M. Reynolds and Reynolds's Newspaper, 1848-1876.
Committee: Professor Walter L. Arnstein (Chair), Professor Peter Fritzsche, Professor John McKay.
Major Field: Modern British History
Minor Fields: Modern European History, Early English History, Japanese History.
A.M. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, 1991 Urbana, Illinois
British and Modern European History
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 1988 Chicago, Illinois
Summer Institute of Islamic Studies.
M.S. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 1987 Evanston, Illinois
J.D. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, 1983 Washington, DC
B.A. BELOIT COLLEGE, 1979 Beloit, Wisconsin
UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
1998- Present EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Charleston, Illinois
Assistant Professor. Teaching British History, Western Civilization surveys, World History surveys, United States History surveys, Japanese History, Historical Research and Writing, Social Science Teaching Methods, Historical Publishing, and University Foundations Freshman Seminar. Undergraduate Advisor to 300 students.
1997 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Urbana, Illinois
Visiting Lecturer. Taught undergraduate discussion courses in History of Western Civilization, Historical Research. Lectured to 600-student Western Civilization class on selected topics.
1995-96 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Urbana, Illinois
Teaching Assistant. Taught undergraduate courses in U.S. History, History of Western Civilization. Lectured in graduate British History courses.
1990-92 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Urbana, Illinois
Teaching Assistant. Taught Undergraduate courses in British History.
1/90-6/90 EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Charleston, Illinois
Student Teacher Coordinator. Made site visits to schools where student teachers were placed. Observed classes, wrote evaluations, and critiqued and discussed student teachers' performances with them. Helped create and teach special mid-term methods seminar.
9/86-12/86 STUDY GROUP ON NATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT Evanston, Illinois
Research Assistant. Under the Direction of Dr. Annegret Harnischfeger, helped to write a final report recommending changes in the purview and structure of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Wrote initial draft of section on social studies. Read and reported on commissioned papers concerning aspects of national student performance as measured by NAEP.
UNIVERSITY COURSES TAUGHT
History of England to 1688
History of Great Britain from 1688
History of Western Civilization to 1500
World History, 1300-1800
World History, 1500-2000
Historical Research and Writing
Social Science Teaching Methods
U.S. History to 1877
Modern Japanese History
University Foundations Freshman Seminar
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Winston Churchill; Radical Journalism; radicalism and religious discourse; Mid-Victorian radical culture; Sunday newspapers.
"G.W.M. Reynolds, Reynolds's Newspaper, and Popular Politics." in G.W.M. Reynolds: Writer, Editor, Politician. Louis James and Anne Humpherys, eds. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008.
Splendidly Victorian: Essays in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein. Co-edited with Todd E. A. Larson, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2001.
"Chartists after Chartism: Reynolds's Newspaper and Mid-Victorian Poltical Reform," in Splendidly Victorian: Essays in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2001.
Article on G.W.M. Reynolds in the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland, Laurel Brake and Marysa DeMoor, eds., for the British Library and Academia Press. 2009
Articles on Thomas Babington Macaulay, G.W.M. Reynolds, Cricket, and W. G. Grace in The Grolier Encyclopedia of Victorian Britain. 2004.
Review of John Ramsden, Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend Since 1945 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003), in History: Reviews of New Books. Spring 2004.
Review of Noel Barber, The Week France Fell: June 10-16, 1940 (New York: Cooper Square Press, 2000; Originally published Stein and Day, 1976), in The Historian, 2003.
Review of Miles Hudson, Assassination (London: Sutton, 2000), in The Historian, 2004.
Review of Roy Porter and G. S. Rousseau, Gout: the Patrician Malady, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998), in The Historian, Winter 2001.
Review of John Lukacs, Five Days in London, May 1940, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), in The Historian, Winter 2001.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS
March 2008 "Reynolds's Newspaper and Post-Chartist Radicalism." Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama.
Sept. 2007 "The English Catholic Experience, 1750-1900." Panel Chair. Midwest Conference on British Studies, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
Oct. 2003 "Women's Roles in the Twentieth Century: at Home and Abroad." Panel Chair. Midwest Conference on British Studies, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Oct. 2002 "An Ornamental Orientalism? Legacies of Empire." Panel Chair. Midwest Conference on British Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Oct. 2000 "Domestic Aspects of Empire, 1807-1910." Panel Chair and Commentator. Midwest Conference on British Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
July 2000 "Reynolds's Newspaper and its Proprietor." First Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life, Work, and Influence of G.W.M. Reynolds. (Co-chair of Conference.) University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.
Oct. 1999 "Spiritualism, Rationalism, and the Quest for Truth: the Contradictions of Mid-Victorian Radical Thought." Midwest Conference on British Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Oct. 1998 "Creating and Confirming Radical Community: A Study of the Works Dinners of Reynolds's Newspaper." Midwest Conference on British Studies, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.
Oct. 1997 "Chartists or Republicans? Reynolds's Newspaper and Reform,
1850-1872." Midwest Conference on British Studies, University of Kansas,
Nov. 1993 "G.W.M. Reynolds, Victorian Popular Radicalism, Welfare, and Government." Midwest Conference on British Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
May 1993 "A Radical Reclaimed: G.W.M. Reynolds and Mid-Victorian Politics and Culture." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.
April 1991 "The Lion's Roar: Winston Churchill's Appointment as Prime Minister, May 1940." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
Oct. 2003 "Who is Winston Churchill?" Tuscola Public Library, Tuscola, Illinois.
Mar. 2003 "Was Winston Churchill the Savior of His Nation?" Tuscola Rotary Club, Tuscola, Illinois.
Mar. 2003 "What is History?" 41st Annual Eastern Illinois Regional History Fair, Eastern Illinois University, Charleson, Illinois.
Mar. 2002 "History is Not the Past" 40th Annual Eastern Illinois Regional History Fair, Eastern Illinois University, Charleson, Illinois
FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
PT3 Grant, Eastern Illinois University (2004)
Technology in Education Grant, Eastern Illinois University (2001)
Redden Education Grant, Eastern Illinois University (2000)
Nominee, Distinguished Honors Faculty Teaching Award, Eastern Illinois University (1999)
University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship (1994-95)
University of Illinois Department of History Pre-ABD Research Fellowship (1991).
Laurence Marcellus Larson History Prize (University of Illinois)
Incomplete List of Teachers Rated As Excellent 1990-92 (University of Illinois)
Sereno Taylor Merrill History Prize (Beloit College)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS
Illinois Board of Higher Education Social Science Program Review Committee
Illinois Board of Higher Education Social Science Certification Exam Reviewer
Tuscola Unified School District Curriculum Development Advisory Committee
University Social Science Curriculum Committee (Chair)
University Pre-Law Advisory Committee
Search Committee for University Director of Undergraduate Advising
Campus Advising Network Technology Committee
Undergraduate Advisor for all History and History with Teacher Certification in Social Science Majors
Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) Faculty Advisor
History Department Assessment Committee
History Department Technology Committee
History Department Teacher Education Committee
American Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
Midwest Conference on British Studies
National Council for History Education
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (Contributing Bibliographer)
Phi Delta Kappa