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Photo of Martin Hershock, Ph.D., Dean of CASL


Dean; Professor of History


Ph.D., (History) University of Michigan

2002 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


Marty Hershock is Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. A specialist in 19 th century American political and social History and in the history of Michigan, Hershock has written/edited four books as well as a number of academic articles, book chapters, reviews and encyclopedia articles. A lifelong resident of the Detroit metropolitan region, Hershock earned his B.A. in history from UM-Dearborn, his M.A. in history from Wayne State University, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He joined the Dearborn faculty in 1999 and was awarded the university's distinguished teaching award in 2003.

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Selected Publications

A New England Prison Diary: Slander, Religion and Markets in Early America (University of Michigan Press, 2012).

The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia, co-edited with Paul Finkelman. (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009).

The History of Michigan Law, co-edited with Paul Finkelman. (Ohio University Press, 2006). Named a Michigan Notable Book (2007). Recipient of Historical Society of Michigan State History Award (2006).

The Paradox of Progress: Economic Change, Individual Enterprise and Political Culture in Michigan, 1837-1878, (Ohio University Press, 2003). Recipient of Historical Society of Michigan Award of Merit (2003).

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Awards and Recognition

Michigan Notable Book Award (2007)

University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Society Professional Growth and Scholarship Award (2006)

Historical Society of Michigan State History Award (2006)

Historical Society of Michigan Award of Merit (2004)

Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn (2003)


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