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Studying History at Ohio University Lancaster (OUL)

The study of history enables students to explore different cultures across time and space and develop the analytical abilities necessary for succeeding in our increasingly globalized society. Training in history prepares students for success in a variety of careers. According to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, history majors earn the highest salaries among undergraduates with degrees in the humanities and better salaries than a majority of students in other fields. Many history majors pursue jobs in education, museum, and library work. Others turn the critical thinking and writing skills history classes provide them into careers as lawyers, government officials, businessmen and women, journalists, and policy consultants in the nonprofit sector.

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Earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History at OUL­­­­­­ Entire degree available!

History faculty at OUL offer all the introductory and upper level courses in U.S., European, and World History that history students need to earn a B.A. in History. A complete list of history courses and requirements for the B.A. in history can be found at the Ohio University Athens Department of History webpage. For more information about the history program at OUL, please contact Professor Mark Nevin.

Video Above: OUL Assistant Professor of History Mark Nevin spoke at a panel about the Watergate scandal at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. 

Mark Nevin

Mark Nevin


BA, History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany

MA, Liberal Studies, St John’s College, Annapolis, MD

PhD, American History, University of Virginia


I teach a variety of courses in American History, including the US surveys, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Progressive Era, World War Two, the Vietnam War, and the 1960s.


My main research interest is post-1945 American political history. I recently completed an article on Barry Goldwater and congressional Republicans during Watergate, which the Journal of Policy History will publish in 2017.

In 2016, I also published a history of the two nineteenth-century bridges that we have on campus. “A Tale of Two Bridges: A History of Ohio University Lancaster’s John Bright Bridges” appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of AURCO.

Contact Person

Mark Nevin Associate Professor Ph. D, University of Virginia 530 Brasee Hall 740-681-3375