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

Faculty Profile

Craig A. Kaplowitz
Chair and Professor in the Department of History
Director of The Honors Program
Email: Dr. Kaplowitz
Phone: 847-628-1126
Office: Lindner Tower 316 
Year Started: 2002

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
M.A. Vanderbilt University
B.A. Wake Forest University

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. He also is active in the national Honors community, serving the National Collegiate Honors Council on several committees and as a recommended program reviewer. 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.

 Selected 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

Conference on Faith and History

National Collegiate Honors Council

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