Michael W. Nagle

 

1421 N. Wooded Lake Dr.

Ludington, MI 49431

Home:  (231) 843-6260

Office:  (231) 843-5905

 

E-mail:  mwnagle@westshore.edu

Web Page:  http://www.westshore.edu/personal/mwnagle

 

EDUCATION

 

M.A. History, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

(August, 1993).

 

B.A. Education, History/Social Studies, Western Washington University,

Bellingham, WA (March, 1991).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Professor of Social Sciences (May, 2000-Present), West Shore Community

College, Scottville, MI.  Currently teaching courses in US History,

Western Civilizations, Michigan History, and American Government.

 

Associate Professor of Social Sciences (January, 1997-May, 2000), West Shore

Community College, Scottville, MI.  Taught courses in US History, Western

Civilizations, Michigan History, Sociology, and American Government.

 

Adjunct Professor (September, 1993-December, 1996), Whatcom Community

College, Bellingham, WA.  Taught courses in US History, Pacific Northwest

History, Native American History, and the American West.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

            Social Sciences Division Chair (May 2002-present), West Shore Community

College, Scottville, MI.  Designed and implemented the schedule of

classes as well as hired and evaluated part-time faculty.

 

PUBLICATIONS

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.  Florida:  Academic International Press (1994-2004).

Author of encyclopedia entries covering topics in American colonial history in: The Colonial Wars of America.  An Encyclopedia.  Edited by Alan Gallay.  New YorkGarland Publishing (1996).

 

TEXTBOOK REVIEWER

 

Reviewed America’s New Democracy, published by Penguin Academics (2009).

 

Reviewed Understanding American Politics and Government, published by

Pearson/Longman (2008).

 

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).

 

AWARDS

 

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 West Shore Community College.

 

Faculty Excellence Award, 2002, West Shore Community College.

 

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."

 

Guest Lecturer:  Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, June 2009.  “Michigan, Ohio, and the Toledo War.”

 

Special Lecturer:  Ludington Public Library, September 2008.  “Our American Constitution.”

 

Guest Speaker: Epworth Fireside Series, June 2008.  “Discovering Michigan History.”

 

Guest Lecturer: Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, June 2008.  “Idlewild and Lake County.”

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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 Michigan

Mason County Historical Society

Michigan Conference of Political Scientists

Organization of American Historians

Sierra Club