Michael W. Nagle
1421 N. Wooded
Home: (231) 843-6260
Office: (231) 843-5905
B.A. Education, History/Social
Professor of Social Sciences (May,
Associate Professor of Social
Sciences (January, 1997-May, 2000),
Civilizations, Michigan History, Sociology, and American Government.
Adjunct Professor (September, 1993-December, 1996), Whatcom Community
History, Native American History, and the American West.
Social Sciences Division Chair (May 2002-present),
classes as well as hired and evaluated part-time faculty.
Author of Powerpoint presentations to accompany America's New Democracy, by Fiorina, et. all., 2011.
Author of LecturePoint, published by Cengage Learning Co, 2008. Lectures are available at http://college.cengage.com/history/lecturepoints/index.html.
Author of, “A Memory,” included in, Keep Plugging Away: Essays in Honor of the Academic Career of Dr. Donald W. Whisenhunt, Sr. Edited by William B. Whisenhunt, 2003.
Author of encyclopedia entries
covering topics in American social, political, diplomatic, and Western History
in: Encyclopedia U.S.A. Edited by Donald Whisenhunt.
of encyclopedia entries covering topics in American colonial history in: The
Colonial Wars of
Reviewed America’s New Democracy, published by Penguin Academics (2009).
Reviewed Understanding American Politics and Government, published by
Reviewed AM GOV, by Joseph Losco & Ralph Baker published by McGraw Hill (2007).
Reviewed Enduring Vision, by Stephen Boyer published by Houghton Mifflin Co. (2006).
NEH Grant Recipient, Landmarks of American History Workshop, “African American History & Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry,” July 2010.
West Shore Community College Community Service Award, 2010
NEH Grant Recipient, Landmarks of American History Workshop, “Encountering John Adams,” July 2009.
NEH Grant Recipient, Landmarks of American History Workshop, “Steelmaking in Cleveland,” July 2007.
Sabbatical leave for fall semester of 2007 at
Faculty Excellence Award, 2002,
O.P.E.N. Peace Award (Oceana Peace Education Network); October, 2000.
RECENT CONFERENCES & PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, “Michigan’s Home Front in the Civil War; the Detroit Race Riot of 1863,” July, 2013.
Epworth Heights Fireside Series, “Justus S. Stearns; Ludington & Epworth,” July 2013.
West Shore Community College Leisure & Enrichment Series, “The Roaring Twenties,” June, 2013.
Historical Society of Michigan, The Local History Conference, “Justus S. Stearns: Ludington’s First Citizen,” March, 2013.
Michigan Political Science Association, “Justus S. Stearns, A Candidate for Governor,” October 2012.
Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, “The Roaring Twenties,” July 2012.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts Speaker Series, “Justus Stearns; Ludington’s First Citizen,” July 2012.
Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, “Slave Life on the South Carolina Coast and Georgia’s Low Country,” September 2011.
Hamlin Township Sesquicentennial Celebration, “What’s in a Name; What’s in a Date? Hamlin Township History,” August 2011.
Epworth Fireside Series, “John Adams: Patriot, Diplomat, President,” June 2011.
West Shore Community College Big Question, “Idlewild & American History,” February 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Mason County Historical Society Annual Meeting, December 2010. "John Adams, American Patriot.
Guest Lecturer: Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, September 2010. "John Adams: Patriot, Diplomat, President."
Special Lecturer: Ludington Public Library, September 2008. “Our American Constitution.”
Guest Speaker: Epworth Fireside Series, June 2008. “Discovering Michigan History.”
Audio Conference Presenter: Instructional Telecommunications Council, June 2008. “Student Success & the Human Touch in the On-line Classroom.”
Presenter: 2008 e-Learning Conference “Student Success & the Human Touch in the On-line Classroom,” February 2008. This presentation was evaluated by attendees as “one of the highest rated” and “most useful sessions” of the Conference.
Presenter: 2006 Innovations Conference (sponsored by the League for Innovation): “Predicting and Fostering Student Success,” March 2006.
Presenter: 2005 Innovations Conference (sponsored by the League for Innovation): “A Novel Approach,” March 2005.
Board Member, Mason County Historical Society (2005-2011); Board President (2008)
Church Council Member, Emmanuel Lutheran Church (2006-2008); Council Vice President (2007); Council President (2008).
Hamlin Township Sesquicentennial Committee (2009-2011)
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Historical Society of
Organization of American Historians