Mary Ella Engel

Department of History
Associate Professor
Interim Department Head

Phone: 828-227-3838
Office Address: McKee Building 222B


Dr. Engel earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2009. Her dissertation, which deals with the intersection of religion, family, and violence in 19th century Appalachian Georgia, is currently under revision for publication. Two essays, drawn from her dissertation research, will appear soon in anthologies titled: The Riff-Raff of Civilization: Appalachians and Violence and Echoes of War: The Civil War's Aftermath in Appalachia.


Courses Taught:

  • HIST 171: Religion in America
  • HIST 405: Methods for Teaching Social Sciences
  • HIST 455/555: American Religious History
  • HIST 434/534: Civil War
  • HIST 493: Nineteenth Century American Social Reform
  • HIST 493: Vice and Virtue in American History

Courses under development include:

  • HIST 4XX: History of Appalachia
  • HIST 4XX: History of American Education

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