John Ellis

Assistant Professor

Office/Department: History

Location: Hagg-Sauer Hall 331

Phone: (218) 755-4355

Box #: 23

Email: jellis@bemidjistate.edu

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Bio

I began teaching at Bemidji State University in fall 2013. I am currently an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities. Prior to my time at Bemidji State, I was an Instructor of History at Eastern Michigan University. I earned my PhD from Purdue University in 2010.

Degrees

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • PhD in Early American History, December 2010
    • Emphases on Native Americans, African Americans, and Religion
  • Minor Field Study in Tudor/Stuart English History
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • MA in Early American History, May 2005
  • Minor Field Study in Early Modern Europe
Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH
  • BA in History and Anthropology, May 2003

Teaching

Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN—Assistant Professor 2013-Present
  • History 1114 (US History to 1877)
  • History 1115 (US History After 1877)
  • History 2610 (Minnesota History)
  • History 3117 (American Revolutionary Era)
  • History 3128 (Reform Movements in 19th Century America)
  • History 3137 (Civil War and Reconstruction)
  • History 3159 (The World at War, 1931-1945)
  • History 3930 (Religion in America)
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI—Part-Time Instructor 2011-2013
  • History 115 (Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American History)
  • History 123 (US History to 1877)
  • History 124 (US History After 1877)
Franklin College, Franklin, IN—Part-Time Instructor 2009-2010
  • Liberal Arts 102 (World History 1750-Present)
  • History 120 (US History to 1877)
  • History 250 (Indiana History)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN—Part-Time Instructor 2007-2009
  • History 151 (US History to 1877)

Research Interests

  • Early American Republic
  • Revolutionary America
  • The Atlantic World
  • American Religion
  • Nineteenth Century Reform
  • Native American History

Other Information

Professional Memberships
  • Conference on Faith and History Voting Member
  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic