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Thomas Jodziewicz, Ph.D.

Thomas W. Jodziewicz received his Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary.  He has served as the Department of History's chairman (1991-2009) and as president of the Texas Catholic History Society (2004-2008, 2012-2014). He initiated the Fides et Ratio faculty conversation on the Catholic intellectual tradition (2006 to the present).


Ph.D., College of William and Mary
M.A., Tufts University
A.B., Providence College

Recent Courses

HIS 1311 American Civilization I
HIS 1312 American Civilization II
HIS 3341 Seventeenth-Century America
HIS 3342 Eighteenth-Century America
HIS 3345 The Emergence of Modern America
HIS 3346 America Since 1920
HIS 3354 American Catholic History I 
HIS 3355 American Catholic History II
HIS 3356 American Diplomatic History I
HIS 3357 American Diplomatic History II

Research Interests

Research interests include American history, and history of the Catholic Church.  

Selected Publications

"Dorthy Day, Peter Maurin, and the American Narrative," in Kevin Schmiesing, ed., Catholicism and Historical Narrative: A Catholic Engagement with Historical Scholarship (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), 47-72.

"Aisle Encounter between Scranton and Dallas," Pilgrim Journal (February 18, 2015). 

"Adams [and Trilling] at Ease," Explorations: The Twentieth Century, XII (2014), 57-83.

"Just What Does Hippo Have to Do with Philadelphia?" The Way  [Journal of British Jesuits], 51, no. 4 (2012): 7-17.

"Cross Purposes: on the Silent Witness of a Crucifix in a Classroom," Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, 25, no. 2 (March/April 2012): 16-17.

"Henry Adams: Lost in the Cosmos?" Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, 63, no. 4 (Summer 2011): 251-272.

"Bishop John England: A Catholic Apologist at the United States Capitol, American Catholic Studies, 121, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 29-50.

"Chartered Corporate Colonies," in Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 8 vols. CQ Press, 2010. Vol. 1: 97-102.

"On Awakening Dinosaurs: the United States and Isolationism, the Inter-war Years," The Texas Journal of History and Genealogy, vol. 6 (2008), 11-20.

Stranger in the Land: Gershom Bulkeley of Connecticut, American Philosophical Society, Transactions, vol. 78, part 3 (1988).



 Catholic and American? Lecture at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN, (2015)