Andy Schocket (that’s Andrew M. Schocket to you) is Professor of History and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University (aschock at bgsu dot edu). He earned his B.A. from Yale University (1990) and his Ph.D from the College of William and Mary (2001). He studies and teaches early American history and culture, the American Revolution, the Atlantic World, memory, and digital humanities. His teaching focuses on interactive methods that engage students, on fostering a classroom atmosphere in which all students feel encouraged to participate, and on demanding excellence. Undergraduate and graduate students have presented conference papers, gotten published, and won awards based on work completed in his courses; a course group project on the history of K-12 funding in Ohio earned a citation from the Ohio House of Representatives. He has won fellowships from such institutions at Library Company of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Hagley Museum and Library, the International Council for Canadian Studies, and the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. He is author of Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia (2007) and Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution (2015), and has published in a variety of academic journals as well as written for the public in such venues as the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, the New York Daily News, and through the erstwhile History News Service. He is involved in various digital humanities projects, most recently the Magazine of Early American Datasets. He has been deeply involved in the Bowling Green State University Faculty Association, having served as one of the co-chairs of its card campaign, and as Director of Communications during the negotiation of its first contract. He has served as a co-chair of the American Studies Association Committee on Departments, Programs and Centers, and multiple stints as president of the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
He and his wife raise two girls. You can guess who is who in the picture.