Through its Honors Program, the Department of History offers students who have demonstrated very strong academic ability the opportunity to engage in more advanced research and writing than the regular major program requires. Students who write a senior honors thesis work closely with a faculty adviser and faculty committee on a research project they design.
Prof. Drew Swanson's 2nd book, A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South (Yale UP, 2014), explores the social, environmental, cultural, and racial history of the Piedmont. Prof.
Dayton-area university faculty are forming a committee to commemorate the Great War. For more details on events, please go to: greatwardayton.wordpress.com. Tumblr: http://wsuwarhistory.tumblr.com/