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Brooks Simpson

brooks.simpson@asu.edu

Professor
Barrett Honors College
Faculty
Mail Code: 1612

Sage South 145 (Map)
(480)727-5485

Bio

Brooks D. Simpson is ASU Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, where he is a member of the College of Letters and Science faculty as well as Honors Faculty at Barrett, The Honors College. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a BA in History and International Relations and earned his MA (1982) and PhD (1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

As a historian of the United States, Dr. Simpson studies American political and military history as well as the American presidency, specializing in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 272 The Human Event
HST 495 Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 370 History of Ideas
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 599 Thesis

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HST 408 Civil War & Reconstruction
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
HST 592 Research
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 204 Historical Themes in the US
HST 591 Seminar
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 204 Historical Themes in the US
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 408 Civil War & Reconstruction
HST 598 Special Topics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Batalden,Stephen K * , Lalo,Alexei , Simpson,Brooks D , . 2011 Youth Leadership Program with Azerbaijan. AMER. COUN. FOR INTERNAT'L ED. (9/6/2011 - 3/31/2014).
  2. Stowe,Noel James * Simpson,Brooks D . PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM IN HISTORY WITH THE AHA. AMER HISTORICAL ASSN (6/1/2000 - 12/1/2002).

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Areas of Expertise

Media Expert,

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Expertise in:
  • Biography; Grant, Henry Adams, collective biographical studies
  • History: American; American presidency, American national politics, Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Politics: American; American presidency, American national politics
  • Sports; Professional team sports (MLB, NHL, NFL); Teams, fans, facilities, community identity.
  • War and War Crimes; Military history, military policy and strategy, dissent in wartime, presidential war powers