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Dr. J Chris Arndt

arndtjc@jmu.edu

Harrison Hall, Room 1102
Office phone: 540-568-3993

 

Professor of History
Co-Chair, Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar
Associate Dean, Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters

Director, MAD-RUSH undergraduate research conference

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University

Fields and specialties

American history, early republic, historical methods

Research interests

Nineteenth century America; politics, society and culture in the era of the market revolution; research methods in the digital era

Selected publications and presentations

The Promise of America: America’s Long Nineteenth Century (with R.M. Hyser), M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming.
Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age (with M. J. Galgano and R. M. Hyser), 2nd ed.,Wadsworth, 2012.

Voices of the American Past: Documents in U.S. History, 5th ed. (with Raymond M. Hyser), Cengage, 2 vols., 2012.

“Press” (2800 words), Encyclopedia of United States Political History, vol. 3, 1840-1877, ed. William Shade, Congressional Quarterly, 2011

“Democratic Republican Party” (2000 words), Encyclopedia of United States Political History, vol. 2, 1784-1840, ed. Michael Morrison, Congressional Quarterly, 2010.

“Press” (2800 words), Encyclopedia of United States Political History, vol. 2, 1784-1840, ed. Michael Morrison, Congressional Quarterly, 2010.

“State/federal relations” (2800 words), Encyclopedia of United States Political History, vol. 2, 1784-1840, ed. Michael Morrison, Congressional Quarterly, 2010.

“The Role & Impact of Regional Accreditation on Institutional Well-Being: James Madison University,” 46th Annual Meeting of the Council of College of Arts and Sciences Annual Conference, Montréal, Quebec, November 3, 2011

Other professional activity

Editorial board, Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal