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Dr. Susanne Fox
Professor of History and American Studies

Why I Teach:

“College is only a beginning. I strive to instill a lifelong love of learning and travel for all of my students.”

Contact Information

Parker Library 211
(302) 736-2469


Ph.D., University of Delaware
M.A., College of William and Mary
A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Professional Activities

Area(s) of Research:

  • My research and professional activities focus on the creation and preparation of new courses for both the History and American Studies programs.
  • I am especially interested in Ireland and have spent the last ten years researching both the history and culture of the country. I develop travel courses to Ireland which focus on the history and culture of the country.
  • I also develop travel courses to Italy which focus on the history and culture of the country.
  • In May of 2011 I took friends of the College to Sicily and had to organize the itinerary and study Sicilian history and culture for the trip.
  • In October 2010 I spent six days in Peru in an intensive study of its culture and history and prepared a course for May Term 2012 which involved class work at Wesley and travel to Peru.
  • I am also working on a book entitled Milton, Delaware: A Microcosm of America.

Courses Taught                                                                      

AM200                           American Culture and Counterculture
AM300C/AM400D            The West
AM300N/AM400N            Art in American Culture
AM300Q/HI355A             Women in American
AM300U/HI355A             American Heroes
AM300U/HI300U             American Myths and Realities
AM300V/HI300VAM400V American Myths and Realities
HI103                            U.S. History to 1877
HI155                            Freshmen History Seminar    
HI203/HI303                  1960s Culture in Conflict                 
HI204/HI304                  American Family and the Home
HI300D                          Irish History and Culture
HI300G                          Italian History and Culture                 
HI342                            Historical Professions Internship                           
HI423                            Colonial America and the Revolution                           
HI424                            19th Century America                           
HI450                            History Senior Seminar                           
HI255H/355H                 History of Ireland