Visiting Assistant Professor

Biography

Education/Degrees:

  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, ABD (expected Spring 2019)
  • M.A., West Virginia University, 2014
  • B.A., Moravian College, 2011

Fields of Study: Nineteenth Century U.S., Public History, U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. Cultural and Social History

Chuck Welsko is the Limited Term Assistant Professor of History and teaches the survey course on early U.S. History (to 1865) as well as introduction to Public History classes. He will also serve as the Director of the University History Project through the Center for Public History this year. Prior to arriving at the University of West Georgia, Professor Welsko taught and studied at West Virginia University. His dissertation explores how white and black Americans in the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) used loyalty as a means of articulating their conceptions of nation and identity from the 1850s through the turn of the twentieth century. As a public historian, Professor Welsko has worked at the Fredericksburg-National Military Park and the Ford’s Theatre Society.