Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Professor and Department Chair of History W. Thomas Mainwaring, Ph.D., has spent the last 25 years separating fact from fiction in local Underground Railroad lore.
Office: OM A Degrees: Ph.D. and M.A. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. History, Yale College Areas of Study W. Thomas Mainwaring is a professor in the Department of History. He teaches a wide array of courses before 1900 that include the Old South, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. His […]
Office: OLIN 113 Degrees: Ph.D. and M.A. University of Maryland Baltimore County; B.A. Davidson College Areas of Study Mark Swift is a professor in the Department of Music at Washington & Jefferson College, and currently serves as chair of the department. He is a native of Staunton, Virginia, attended Davidson College for its intimate, liberal […]
W&J will get a little greener this Arbor Day, when local students from Washington High School join with a W&J class to plant ginkgo trees behind U. Grant Miller Library.
In response to “Harriet” opening, community conversations have arose. W&J history professor, Dr. Thomas Mainwaring, was part of an event to highlight local Underground Railroad history.
Conferences and Presentations Professor of Political Science and International Studies Zheya Gai, Ph.D., gave several lectures and presentations this year. Dr. Gai presented “The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Worldview in the 21st Century,” at the International Studies Association annual conference in Toronto, Canada, in March. In April, she gave a lecture, “Decoding the […]
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