Current Faculty

NicholsDavid Nichols

Associate Professor

education:  Ph.D., at University of Kentucky, 2000

office:  Stalker Hall 312


phone:  (812) 237-2708

Office hours:  MWF 11-11:50 and by appointment

Faculty Profile

David Nichols received his B.A. from Harvard and his PhD from the University of Kentucky.  He joined the faculty at ISU in 2004.  He teaches and researches on colonial and Revolutionary North America, with a focus on Native Americans and the frontier.  His first book, Red Gentlemen & White Savages, explores the relationship between social class and U.S. – Indian diplomacy in the 1780s and '90s.  He is currently finishing a book on the early nineteenth-century fur trade and researching a book on the economic history of the Chickasaws.  Dr. Nichols teaches courses on Colonial and Revolutionary America and American Indian history.

Courses Taught at ISU:

HIST 201 - The United States to 1877
HIST 358 - The Atlantic World
HIST 411/511 - The Colonial Experience
HIST 413/513 - Revolutionary America
HIST 436/536 - Indians and Europeans in Early America
HIST 623 - Graduate Proseminar - Topics in U.S. History