Faculty in the Department of History

Jared Norwood

Jared Norwood

PhD Candidate

Office: Corbin Hall 351
Email: william.norwood@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2018: MWF 10-11; T 8-9 and by appointment

Personal Summary

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

I am a PhD Candidate currently working on my dissertation. My project, currently entitled, "The Road to Self Support: Vocational Rehabilitation, the Service Economy, and the State, 1917-1945" examines the development of the American state and asks how vocational rehabilitation, as a program, opened the door for state expansion and the rise of the service economy. It argues that, through vocational rehabilitation, the federal government faciliated and subsidized the emerging service economy. 

Field of Study

19th Century American History; 20th Century American History; History of Science, Medicine, Technology, and Disability; American Legal and Constitutional History


M. A. History, Middle Tennessee State University, 2012

B. A. Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009

  • Concentrations: Political Theory and Constitutional Law
  • Minors: Psychology and Geoscience
  • Languages: German and Spanish


Fall 2018:

Western Civilization I


Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Sigma Alpha

Research Interests

19th Century American History

Modern American History

American Disability History

American Legal and Constitutional History


“The Kind of Man the Country Turns Out”: Disability, Federal Expansion, and the Advent of Vocational Rehabilitation in America, 1917-1932

"The Road to Self-Support: Vocational Rehabilitation and the Rise of the Service Economy, 1917-1945"