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History educator

Linda Jane Borish, American history educator. Dissertation fellow, 1988-1989; Old Sturbridge Village research fellow, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1992-1993; University Research fellow Western Michigan University, since 1993; faculty research and creative activities support fund grantee Western Michigan University, 1992, new faculty research support program grantee, 1991-1992, department of history Burnham-Macmillan history endowment grantee, 1992.


Borish, Linda Jane was born on June 14, 1961 in New York City.


Bachelor, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1983. Master of Arts in American Studies, University Maryland, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies, University Maryland, 1990.


Teaching assistant department American studies, Skidmore College, 1983;graduate teaching assistant department American studies, U. Maryland., 1985-1988;research and curatorial assistant, National Museum American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1988-1990;instructor 19th Century Life in American project, National Museum American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washingtoninstructor department American studies, U. Maryland., 1990;assistant professor department history, Rhodes College, 1990-1991;assistant professor department history, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, since 1991. Research and registrarial assistant Alexandria history exhibition The Lyceum, 1984. Archival assistant physical education department U. Maryland., 1985.

Clerical assistant permanent exhibition After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America 1790-1800, 1983. Archival assistant AAHPERD, 1986. Research assistant, intern for curatordiv. political history Smithsonian Institution, exhibition From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America: 1890-1925 National Museum American History, Washington, 1983, 84.

Chair undergraduate curriculum committee, Western Michigan U., 1992-1993, faculty steering committee reforming majors, 1992-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Manuscript reviewer Journal Women's History, since 1991, Agricultural History, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Agricultural History Society, American History Association, American Studies Association, North America Society Sport History, Organization American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta.