Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan, Principal Lecturer and Director, UMBC History Program at the Universities at Shady Grove, (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Andrew Nolan’s teaching focuses on modern U.S. history, cultural and constitutional history, and historical writing and research methods. He is currently working on a book that explores the 1925 Scopes trial as a symbolic opening in an ongoing debate over the nature of the modern American nation.  This research also resulted in an article titled “Making Modern Men: The Scopes Trial, Masculinity and Progress in the 1920s United States,” published in the April 2007 edition of Gender & History.  His work at UMBC centers on developing the new History B.A. program at Shady Grove, which will shepherd students through the third- and fourth-years of their college careers and provide them with the UMBC history degree grounded in critical thinking, analytical reading, and clear writing.  He also continues to research his next project, exploring popular representations of human evolution—and dinosaurs—in U.S. culture.  The Universities at Shady Grove awarded UMBC’s Andrew Nolan the Program Director of the Year Kendall Service Award for 2017.  In 2018, he won the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC.

Office: 4th floor UMBC at the the Universities of Shady Grove, Camille Kendall Building
Contact: 301-738-6000 |