Robert S Shelton (Rob)
 Title: Assoc Dean & Assoc Professor
 Dept: College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Dean's Office
 Office: RT 1321
 Phone: 216-687-3660
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1321, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., History, Rice University, 2001
M.A., History, Rice University, 1995
Brief Bio:
Robert S. Shelton joined the faculty in the fall 2001 after earning his Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He teaches courses in 19th-century American history, including Slavery, Abolition, & Politics, 1820-1860, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and American industrial society in the 19th century.
Honors and Awards:
Ohio Humanities Council, Large Grant Award, $5,000, for Ohio Goes to War:  The Sectional Crisis and the Fight for Freedom, Cleveland State University, September 2011.

C.K. Chamberlain Award, Best Article, East Texas Historical Journal, 2008.

Paul Cuffe Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in Maritime History, The Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, 2003-2004

Mellon Fellow, History and the Limits of Interpretation, Mellon Foundation Symposium, Rice University, March 1996.

University Presidential Fellow, Rice University, 1993-1995
Research Interests:
19th Century American History
Civil War and Reconstruction
southern history
African American history
Teaching Areas:
19th-Century US
Slavery &Race
The Coming of the Civil War
Civil War & Reconstruction
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Professional Affiliations:
Labor and Working Class History Association
Organization of American History
Southern Historical Association
Texas State Historical Association