Faculty/Staff Directory

Sarah Mergel, Ph.D.

Sarah Mergel, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Social Sciences and History; Professor of History

Lorberbaum Hall
Room 248
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

Fall 2019--M: 9:30 to 10:30 and 2:00 to 3:00, T: 10:00 to 10:30, W: 11:00 to 12:00, 2:00 to 3:00, R: 10:00 to 10:30 or by appointment. For the most part, I will be in my office and online during these times. If my schedule changes, I will try to post a note on my office door and in the announcements area of GeorgiaVIEW.



MA/PHD: The George Washington University
BA: Boston College


Sarah Katherine Mergel, a professor of history at Dalton State College, studied history at  Boston College and The George Washington University. She specializes in American political, intellectual, and diplomatic history especially in the twentieth century. Dr. Mergel is the author of Conservative Intellectuals and Richard Nixon: Rethinking the Rise of the Right, A Biography of John M. Gillespie: A Teamster's Life, and several articles on the American presidency and reform movements in the twentieth century. She is also co-author of History in the Making, an open textbook designed for use in the American survey course.

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
Hist 2111 - United States History to 1877
Hist 2112 - United States History since 1877
Hist 3000 - The Study of History
Hist 3755 - American Foreign Policy
Hist 3760 - Gilded Age/Progressive Era America
Hist 3770 - America from WWI to WWII
Hist 3780 - Cold War America
Hist 3785 - The American Presidency
Hist 4930 - Senior Seminar in American History
Hist 3740 - Jeffersonian/Jacksonian America
Prsp 1010 - Perspectives in Liberal Arts