Dr. Vernon Volpe, Professor
Office: Copeland Hall 103I
Ph. D. University of Nebraska
History 250 GS--American History - 1492-1865, 3 hrs
History 433/833P--The National Period - 1800-1850, 3 hrs
History 445/845P--The Civil War and Reconstruction, 3 hrs
History 473/873P--American Constitutional History I, 3 hrs
History 474/874P--American Constitutional History II, 3 hrs
Vernon L. Volpe earned his Ph.D. in history in 1984 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was fortunate to work with such well-respected American historians as James A. Rawley, Jack Sosin, Benjamin Rader, Gary Moulton and Frederick Luebke. For the BA and MA degrees he was also lucky enough to work with Frederick Blue and James Ronda at Youngstown State University.
After teaching in Lincoln and at Texas A & M University, Dr. Volpe After teaching in Lincoln and at Texas A & M University, Dr. Volpe joined the UNK history department in 1987. He was been awarded tenure and recently promoted to full professor. In addition to serving as department chair for three years he has also won the Pratt-Heins Foundation Faculty Award for Research.
Dr. Volpe has published some ten articles in scholarly journals, written over thirty book reviews and participated in numerous professional conferences. Kent State University Press published his first book in 1990, "Forlorn Hope of Freedom: The Liberty Party in the Old Northwest, 1838-1848." He is currently completing a biography of the western explorer and Civil War general, John C. Fremont.
Dr. Volpe is a specialist in nineteenth-century American history. He teaches both sections of the American history survey course, as well as upper level courses in the National Period (1800-1850), the Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877), the U.S. Constitution to 1865 and the U.S. Constitution after 1865. He also teaches graduate seminars in aspects of nineteenth-century American history. He is a graduate fellow in the University of Nebraska graduate college and a resident fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies at UNL.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Volpe has gladly adopted Nebraska as his home. He is married and has two fine boys. He enjoys teaching and is always willing to talk with students. His office is in Copeland Hall, 103I, the phone number is 308-865-8773, and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.