Associate Professor, History Program
Chairperson, History Program
Office: PC 3218
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
- Professional Societies
Hi. I'm Jeff Bloodworth. I am an associate professor of history at Gannon University. Gannon is located right on the Lake Erie (well, about 1/2 mile from it) in Erie, Pennsylvania. One of the reasons I love Erie is the snow...we get a lot of it. For its size Erie has quite a bit of diversity. From Iraqi and Bosnian refugees to Sudanese and Burundians, not to mention the Poles and Slovaks, Erie boasts thousands of citizens from all corners of the globe.
Currently, I am the head of the department of history and archaeology. I teach modern US history and advise the History Club & Campus Democrats. As an advisor, I have led student trips to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, the FDR Library, London, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen and the Middle East. History majors have fun and do lots of great stuff!! I really love teaching here at Gannon.
My research specialty centers on contemporary United States Political history. My book, The Wilderness Years: A History of American Liberalism, 1968-1992 is coming out in the fall of 2013. In the longterm, I am very excited about my book project, a biography on the Speaker of the House, Carl Albert. This will be years in the making--but at this time my favorite thing about Carl Albert is his hometown, Bug Tussle, Oklahoma.
In my spare time, aside from watching television, I follow my beloved St. Louis Cardinals and anxiously await the publication of any book by Paul Berman.
I was born in Memphis, Tennessee and lived throughout the South as a kid. From Atlanta and Birmingham to Knoxville to eventually Springfield, Missouri, I lived in a lot of places and have continued those nomadic ways until I settled down in Erie.