175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.


faculty experts - american studies

Patrick D. Anderson

Professor- Humanities

  • American and International Film
  • Contemporary American culture
  • Literature and culture of the American West
  • Native American Studies
  • 19th- and 20th-century American Literature, specifically the American Renaissance and Modernism
Eric Boyer

Assistant Professor - Social Sciences and Education

  • American Studies
  • Government
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Violence
Melissa Meade

Assistant Professor- Humanities

  • American media culture and criticism
  • Women's studies
Ann Page Stecker

Professor- Humanities

  • Community and Environmental Studies
  • Evolving gender roles in America
  • The New England town against the larger American cultural backdrop
  • New Hampshire, New England, and Local History
  • Role of the small town in society
  • Societal views of women
Olivia Smith

Associate Professor- Humanities

  • American Culture
  • African diaspora in the United States