History Faculty Profile - Dr. Craig Kaplowitz | Judson University Christian College

Faculty Profile


Craig A. Kaplowitz
Professor of History
Director of The Honors Program
Email: Dr. Kaplowitz
Phone: 847-628-1126
Office: Lindner Tower 325
Year Started: 2002

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1999
M.A. Vanderbilt University, 1995
B.A. Wake Forest University, 1992

Craig Kaplowitz hails from New Jersey (last exit), went to college and graduate school in the South, and now lives and works in the Midwest, leaving him fluent in three great American dialects. His scholarship focuses on the history of American policy development, particularly in civil rights and immigration; his teaching interests span from policy to urban/suburban history to the history of Latin America. Prior to coming to Judson,he taught at Middle Tennessee State University and at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kaplowitz also serves on the Board of Directors for Sunshine Gospel Ministries, a 100-year-old community ministry seeking the renewal of the city, located in Chicago's southside Woodlawn neighborhood. 

Areas of Expertise
The U.S. since 1945; Political and Policy History; Civil Rights; Race and Ethnicity; Immigration. 

Recent Publications

  •  LULAC, Mexican Americans, and National Policy(Texas A&M Press, 2005) 
  • “Citizens, Immigrants, and Civil Rights,” Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, v.18 (2007).
  • “A Distinct Minority: LULAC, Mexican American Identity, and Presidential Policymaking, 1965-1972,” Journal of Policy History 15:2 (Spring 2003).


Professional Societies 

Organization of American Historians 

The Historical Society

Conference on Faith and History

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World