Richard Shiels

Richard Shiels

Richard Shiels

Emeritus Associate Professor


Founders Hall
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • US History to 1877
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nation
  • Religion in History

Richard D. Shiels; B.A., Hope College, 1968; M.A.R., Yale University, 1971; Ph.D., Boston University, 1976.

A faculty member at the Newark campus, Professor Shiels specializes in American religious history and is the author of articles on that topic. His present research focuses on religious revivals and the formation of voluntary religious societies in New England from 1760 to 1840. He was the recipient of The Ohio State University-Newark Teaching Excellence Award in 1977, 1985, and 1988.

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