Current Faculty

GiffenWilliam Giffin


education:  Ph.D., at The Ohio State University, 1968

office:  Stalker Hall 314


phone:  (812) 237-2718

Office hours:  MWF, 10-10:50 and by appt.

Faculty Profile

William W. Giffin received his B.A. from The College of Wooster and his B.S. Edu., M.A., and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  He joined the faculty at Indiana State University out of graduate school. Dr. Giffin also briefly taught as a Visiting Professor at DePauw University.  He teaches and researches on topics in United States history with a focus on Race and Nationality. His major book, African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio, 1915-1930, reveals how the color line varied according to urban area in Ohio, and how African American men and women negotiated the color line on a local level. Dr. Giffin teaches courses on United States ethnic history and Indiana history.

Courses Taught at ISU include:

HIST 201 - United States to 1877
HIST 425/525 - Indiana History
HIST 437/537/AFRI 433 - Race and Nationality in the United States
HIST 620 - Proseminar: The United States
HIST 621 - Seminar: The United States