Thomas J Humphrey, PhD
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: History
 Office: RT 1307
 Phone: 216-523-7141
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1307, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Colonial and Revolutionary America, Land tenants, Landlords in early America, Capitalism in early America, Rural Capitalism, Crowd violence, Rough music, Ritualized violence
Ph.D., American History, Northern Illinois University, 1996
Brief Bio:
I'm an associate professor of early American History and I'm also the Chair of the History Department. My first book, Land and Liberty, covered the landlord-tenant relationship and the American Revolution in New York's Hudson Valley. Since then, I've written on violence, power, and authority, and I'm writing a national study of land tenants and the American Revolution.
Honors and Awards:
-Baker-Nord Center, Fellowship, "Interpreting Capitalism," Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2014.
-Research Fellowship, Kentucky Historical Society, 2008.
-Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2006.
-International Center for Jefferson Studies Fellowship, Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2004.
-University Center for Teaching and Learning Grant, Cleveland State University, December 2003.
-Ohio Humanities Council Grant, Primary Author, September 2003.
-Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2001.  
-Outstanding Teaching Certificate, Cleveland State University, 1999.
-New Faculty Research Challenge Award, Cleveland State University, 1998.  
-Dissertation Fellow, Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies (now the McNeil Center), University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996.
-Biennial Essay Prize, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania Essay Prize, April 1995.
Research Interests:
Colonial and Revolutionary America; land tenants; capitalism in early America; crowd violence; rough music; ritualized violence.
Teaching Areas:
Colonial America; Revolutionary America; Undergraduate Research Seminar; Graduate Readings; Capitalism; Labor/Rural
Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Organization of American Historians; American Historical Association; Associate of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; Pennsylvania History Association; Kentucky Historical Society; Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; Virginia Historical Society.
Professional Experience:
¿ Chair, Department of History, September 2016 to present.
¿ Interim Chair, Department of History, September 2014 to August 2016.
¿ Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State University, August 2004 to present.
-Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2006 to 2012.
¿ Assistant Professor of History, Cleveland State University, 1998 to June 2004.
Lecturer, History, Northern Illinois University, 1996-1997.
University Service:
Chair, Search Committee, Associate Dean of Curriculum for CLASS, 2018.
Dean¿s Advisory Council, 2016-18.
Chair, Department of History, 2016 to present.
Interim Chair, Department of History, 2014-2016.
Chair, Peer Review Promotion Committee, 2014.
Department Coordinator, Credit Conversion, 2013.
Undergraduate Director, History Department, 2006 to 2011.
Graduate College, Grade Dispute Committee, 2010 to 2012.
Academic Standards Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), 2008 to 2011; Chair, 2009-2010.
Department Personnel Review Committee, Chair, 2006-07.
Program Review Committee, CLASS, Chair, 2006.
Administrator, Tremont Oral History Project, History Department, 2002 to 2004.
Curriculum Committee, Department, 1998 to Present.
Department Recorder, 1999-2001.
Search Committees, Department of History, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 (chair), 2005, 2007 (chair).
Department, History Brochure Committee, 1999-2000.
CLASS, Liberal Studies Committee, 2003.
Professional Service:
Consultant Historian, Centuries of Childhood Exhibit, Children¿s Museum of Cleveland, 2011 to present.

Consultant Historian, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany, New York, 2011 to present.

Resident Historian: Read History, Professional Development for Early Education, Delaware Center for

Teacher Education, College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, University of Delaware, July 2004.

Coordinator, City Club Oral History Project, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002 to 2007.

Co-Conference Organizer, with John Smolenski and Matthew Restall, ¿New World Orders,¿ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2001.

Pennsylvania History Book Award Committee Member, 2001.

Chair, ¿Identity and Culture in the Southern Backcountry,¿ From Borderland to Backcountry: Frontier

Communities in Comparative Perspective,¿ Dundee, Scotland, July 2009.

Chair, ¿Defining Americanness,¿ British Association of American Studies, Glasgow, Scotland, March 1999.

Co-Conference Organizer, with Simon P. Newman and Liam Riordan, ¿Festive Culture and Public Ritual in
Early America,¿ American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1996.

Reviewer, Penguin Classics Database: A Custom Anthology, Pearson Custom Publishing, April 2000.

Reviewer, Carol Berkin, Christopher L. Miller, Robert W. Cherney, and James L. Gormly, Making America: A History of the United States, Houghton Mifflin Company, April 200.