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faculty may 14(at table from left to right): Sace Elder, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Anita Shelton, Jinhee Lee, Martin Hardeman, Charlie Foy, (standing from left to right): Michael Shirley, Bailey Young, David Smith, Brian Mann, Roger Beck, Lynne Curry, Newton Key, Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Edmund Wehrle, Nora Pat Small, Mark Hubbard, Debra Reid, Lee Patterson, Terry Barnhart, Joy Kammerling, (not pictured): Jose Deustua

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 Michael  Shirley

Michael Shirley

Assistant Professor, History and History with Social Science Certification Undergraduate Advisor

Office: 2681 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6361
Email: mshirley@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~mshirley/
Fall 2014 Office Hours:
MW 11-12; 2-3, T 11-3, F, 11-1
and by appointment

Frequently Taught Courses

HIS 2500, Historical Research and Writing
HIS 4900, Historical Publishing
EIU 1111, University Foundations


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., George Washington University
M.S.ed., Northwestern University


Social Science Education, Britain, Writing, Leadership

Selected Publications

"G.W.M. Reynolds, Reynolds's Newspaper, and Popular Politics." in G.W.M. Reynolds: Writer, Editor, Politician. 
Louis James and Anne Humpherys, eds. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Forthcoming 2008. 
Splendidly Victorian: Essays in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein. Co-edited with Todd E. A. Larson, Aldershot: Ashgate 
Publishing Ltd., 2001. 
"Chartists after Chartism: Reynolds's Newspaper and Mid-Victorian Poltical Reform," in Splendidly Victorian: 
Essays in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2001. 

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