Andy Carlson | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Andrew J. Carlson, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair


    Renner Hall


    • Biography

      Andy Carlson has been at Capital University since 1995, teaching surveys and special topics courses in U.S. and African history as well as interdisciplinary seminars focused on race, ethnic, and gender relations, development, and food security. Carlson is author of three books; a dozen articles and reviews; 15 successful grant proposals; and more than 40 conference papers. He has also held administrative posts as department chair, assistant dean, associate dean, program director, and board member. Often accompanied by students, Carlson spends several weeks every year at the University of Gondar in northern Ethiopia where he serves as director of the Kossoye Development Program.

    • Teaches

      U.S. History Survey
      Civil War and Reconstruction
      The Vietnam War and the 1960s
      Ohio History
      African History
      Cultural Pluralism (General Education)
      Global Awareness (General Education)
      Research Seminars

    • Degrees

      Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University
      Master of Arts, Brown University
      Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins University

    • Recent Publications

      Who Owns the Nile? Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia’s History-Changing Dam, published in Origins Current Events in Historical Perspective, Vol. 6., Issue 6 (March 2013).

      Scaling Up: Extension strategies for household vegetable production for improved nutrition and food security in the Amhara Regional National State of Ethiopia, an invited plenary speech at the University of Gondar's 23rd Annual Research Conference, June 21, 2013.

      Kossoye: A Village Life in Ethiopia, published in 2010 by the Red Sea Press, of Trenton, N.J., and co-authored by DG Carlson.