Dr. Gregory Wilson

Dr. Gregory Wilson

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: History
Phone: 330-972-8575
Email: gwilson@uakron.edu
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Gregory Wilson maintains research and teaching interests in modern United States history, especially public history, political economy, environmental history, Ohio history, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Along with various articles he is the author of Communities Left Behind: The Area Redevelopment Administration, 1945 – 1965 (University of Tennessee Press, 2009) and the co-author of Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State (Wiley, 2013). His most recent book project, Above the Shots: An Oral History of The Kent State Shootings, published in 2016 with Kent State University Press, combines oral history and traditional sources to examine the meaning and memory of the Kent State shootings. His various public history projects include “Akron Remembers 1968,” which won the Ohio Academy of History’s 2010 award in public history, and three Teaching American History projects funded by the Department of Education with a combined total over $3 million.


Ph.D. - Ohio State University