Thomas Weyant

Thomas Weyant

Assistant Professor


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Dr. Thomas Weyant earned a Ph.D. from the University of Akron in 2016, a M.A. in Applied History (2005) from Shippensburg University, and a B.A. in History (2001) from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining BHSU, Weyant spent nearly a decade as an adjunct instructor in northeast Ohio teaching at several college and high school campuses. He has taught a wide range of courses on U.S., Latin American, African, and European history. His dissertation looked at student activism in northern Appalachia during the Vietnam War era exploring how notions of citizenship—that of the nation and the university—helped to influence student engagement with difficult social and political issues. Increasingly, Weyant’s research interests focus on the intersections of politics and culture during the Cold War. He has published several book reviews for H-1960s, History: The Journal of the Historical Association, and The History Teacher. Among his other publications are an encyclopedia entry on Joseph McCarthy in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence (with forthcoming entries on the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993 and Spies on Television), and a chapter entitled “Pittsburgh in the Time of Protest: Draft Resistance and Contending Definitions of Patriotism during the Vietnam Era,” in Lesser Civil Wars: Defining War and the Memory of War (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012). He has recently submitted an article on Ohio University during the 1960s for review and his book manuscript “Peace, Freedom, and the Mountains: Northern Appalachian Students in the Vietnam War Era,” an edited revision of his doctoral dissertation, is also under review at a university press.