Share | Print

Upcoming Events

Edward Schmitt
  • Edward Schmitt

  • Associate Professor - History
  • History
  • (262) 595-2316
  • schmitt@uwp.edu
Biography
I feel very fortunate to make my professional home in the same region where I grew up. I have been at Parkside since 2003, and I am regularly amazed by the dedication and determination of our students, who often manage challenging work and family responsibilities. I teach courses on 20th century U.S. history, African American history, race & ethnicity in American history, poverty in U.S., Wisconsin history, and several others. I am currently working on a book about the unique role of activist and humorist Dick Gregory in the social movements of the 1960s and beyond. I have three children, and my wife is also an educator. When I have spare time like to run and collect/repair old stereo equipment.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

I teach courses on recent American history, race & ethnicity, African American history, poverty in American history, history of Wisconsin, and historiography, among others.

Research Interests

I research the intersections of politics, social change, and popular culture. I am currently working on a book about the role of activist and entertainer Dick Gregory in the social movements of the 1960s and 70s.

Consulting Interests

Publications
Selected Publications

2012: To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America by Robert Korstad & James Leloudis, American Historical Review (3 pp.)

2011: "The War on Poverty", Wiley-Blackwell (35 pp.)

2011: Review of William S. Clayson, Freedom is Not Enough: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas, Journal of Southern History (1 pp.)

2010: President of the Other America: Robert Kennedy and the Politics of Poverty, University of Massachusetts Press (324 pp.)

2010: "Wanted: leaders in anti-poverty battle", Political Bookworm Blog of the Washington Post (1 pp.)

2009: "The Appalachian Thread in the Anti-Poverty Politics of Robert F. Kennedy", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (22 pp.)

2008: Review of "The Cost of Being Poor: A Comparative Study of Life in Poor Urban Neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana" by Sandra L. Barnes, Indiana Magazine of History (1 pp.)

2008: Book Review - Ray E. Boomhower, Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (2 pp.)

2004: "Anna McGarry's Quest for Community in Philadelphia", U.S. Catholic Historian, University of Notre Dame Press

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2013: Stella Gray Teaching Award Nomination, Committee on Teaching & Learning
Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

2012: Committee Member - History Department Latin America Assistant Professor Search
2012: Committee Chair - History Department Middle East Assistant Professor Search

University Service

2015: Committee Member - History Dept. Liaison to IPED
2014: Guest Speaker - Adventures in Lifelong Learning - Guest Lecture

Public Service

2017: Task Force Member - Kenosha Civil War Museum
2016: Other - National History Day
2015: Guest Speaker - American Association of University Women, Kenosha
2014: Guest Speaker - UW-Sheboygan
2014: Guest Speaker - UW-Parkside Library
2014: Guest Speaker - New VISTA Volunteers Orientation
2014: Guest Speaker - Racine Public Library
2013: Other - Public Talk, "So Much is Happening! Dick Gregory and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s"
2012: Committee Member - Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL)
2011: Guest Speaker - Wisconsin Community Action Program Association
2011: Guest Speaker - Friends of the Racine Public Library
2011: Guest Speaker - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
2011: Guest Speaker - Racine Coalition for Peace & Justice
2011: Guest Speaker - Perspectives on Religious Issues, UW-Parkside
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

HIST 497 HISTORY CAPSTONE
HIST 290 SPECIAL TOPICS
HIST 490 SPECIAL TOPICS
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Winterim 2018

HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Fall 2017

HIST 345 AMER IN POWR/PERIL 1917-1953
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 250 SOURCES AND METHODS IN HISTORY
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Summer 2017

HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Spring 2017

HIST 497 HISTORY CAPSTONE
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
ETHN 302 RACE/ETHN: USA 1890-PRES (DV)
HIST 302 RACE/ETHN: USA 1890-PRES (DV)
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Winterim 2017

HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Fall 2016

HIST 307 HISTORY OF WISCONSIN
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 336 POVERTY IN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Summer 2016

HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Spring 2016

HIST 497 HISTORY CAPSTONE
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 346 RECENT AMERICA: 1953-PRESENT
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Winterim 2016

HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Fall 2015

ETHN 337 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)
HIST 337 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)
HIST 345 AMER IN POWR/PERIL 1917-1953
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Summer 2015

HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 290 SPECIAL TOPICS
HIST 490 SPECIAL TOPICS

Spring 2015

HIST 350 HISTORIOGRAPHY AND HISTORIANS
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
ETHN 302 RACE/ETHN: USA 1890-PRES (DV)
HIST 302 RACE/ETHN: USA 1890-PRES (DV)
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Summer 2014

HIST 290 SPECIAL TOPICS
HIST 490 SPECIAL TOPICS

Spring 2014

HIST 350 HISTORIOGRAPHY AND HISTORIANS
HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

Winterim 2014

HIST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 494 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY
HIST 102 U.S.: RECONSTUCTN-RECENT TIMES

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

Who Are You?

Tell Us