Faculty

Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle

Professor

Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle
615-898-5806
Room 268, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1993)
  • M.A., College of William and Mary (1980)
  • B.A., Chatham College (1977)

Areas of Expertise

  • Tennessee History
  • U.S. and Southern Women's History

Publications

  • "'Bringing New Hope and Confidence to the People': Children and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South, 1912-1932," in Designing Modern Childhoods: Landscapes, Buildings, and Material Culture, ed. Marta Gutman and Ning deConinck-Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
  • "Rosenwald Schools in the Rural Southern Landscape," in We Will Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., ed. Leslie M. Alexander and Angel David Nieves (Uni...
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  • "'Bringing New Hope and Confidence to the People': Children and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South, 1912-1932," in Designing Modern Childhoods: Landscapes, Buildings, and Material Culture, ed. Marta Gutman and Ning deConinck-Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
  • "Rosenwald Schools in the Rural Southern Landscape," in We Will Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., ed. Leslie M. Alexander and Angel David Nieves (University Press of Colorado, 2008).
  • The Rosenwald Schools of the American South, New Perspectives on the History of the South (University Press of Florida, 2006). Award of Excellence, Southeast Society of Architectural Historians; Honorable Mention, History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award.
  • "Preserving Rosenwald Schools" Preservation Book series, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2003.
  • Rebuilding the Rural Southern Community (University of Tennessee Press, 1998). Co-winner, Tennessee History Book Award, 1998.
  • "'Better Homes on Better Farms': Domestic Reform in Rural Tennessee," Frontiers 22:1 (2001).
  • "Organizing Rural Communities for Change: The Commonwealth Fund Child Health Demonstration in Rutherford County," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 53 (Fall 1994)
  • "The Science of Domesticity: Home Economics at George Peabody College for Teachers," Journal of Southern History 57 (November 1991).

Works in Progress

  • Study of Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teachers in Alabama, 1907-1925.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Other Interests/Public Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation; Rosenwald School Task Force; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma

Courses

  • HIST 2030 Tennessee History
  • HIST 4730/5730 American Social History
  • HIST 4770/5770 Women in America to 1890
  • HIST 6020 Historical Research Methods
  • HIST 6550/7550 Seminar in American Material Culture

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631