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Wright State University administrative and academic offices will be closed beginning December 24, 2014, and reopen January 2, 2015, at 8 a.m. Please enjoy the holidays with your family, as we enjoy them with ours.


Dr. Paul Lockhart
Many students first learn to love history when they take a family trip to an historic site, hear a grandparent tell a story, participate in a service project, or seek to understand the roots of a contemporary issue. The History Department faculty at Wright State University encourages this love of history, because it is what motivates our teaching, research, and service. The study of history is a pathway to learning about people who changed the world, different ways of thinking about problems, and new worldviews. It grants us a broader and deeper understanding of our place in the world by helping us understand the events and factors that have shaped our modern world.