AAS Faculty and Staff

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer

Professor of History

Office: LA 253
Email: michael.mayer@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

M 3:30-4:30, W 3:30-4:30, F 2:00-3:00

Personal Website

Current Position

Professor of Modern American History


PhD, Princeton University, 1984

MA, Duke University, 1975

BA, Duke University, 1974

Field of Study

United States since 1945; History of American Law; U.S. Civil Rights Movement; Post-World War II American Culture

Selected Publications

The Eisenhower Years.  New York: Facts on File, 2009.

The Eisenhower Presidency and the 1950s.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Merril Proudfoot: Diary of a Sit-In.  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

"With Much Deliberation and Some Speed: Eisenhower and the Brown Decision."  Journal of Southern History 52 (Feb. 1986), 43-76.

Simon E. Sobeloff.  Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland School of Law, 1980.


Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age: Volume II, U.S. History.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004; American History - Volume II: From Reconstruction and the Gilded Age to Postwar America.  Greenhaven Press, 2003; American History - Volume I: From Colonial America to the Age of Civil War.  Greenhaven Press, 2002;  Instructor's Manual to accompany The American Nation.  New York: Longman, 2003;The American Nation.  New York: HarperCollins, 1994; The American Nation, Instructor's Manual.  New York, HarperCollins, 1994;  Instructor's Manual for John A. Garraty, The American Nation, ninth and tenth editions.  New York: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1998, 1999;  Instructor's Manual for John A. Garraty, A Short History of the American Nation, seventh edition. New York, NY: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1997;  Instructor's Manual for John A. Garraty, A Short History of the American Nation, sixth edition.  New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1992;  Instructor's Manual for John A. Garraty, The American Nation, seventh, eighth editions.  New York: HarperCollins, 1991, 1994.


Home Department

Department of History 

Area of Expertise

History of American Law; Post-World War II American Culture; United States Since 1945; U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Teaching Experience

University of Montana, 1988-pesent

University of Illinois

Auckland University

University of Alabama

St. Vincent College

Princeton University

Professional Experience

Princeton University, St. Vincent College, University of Alabama, Auckland University, University of Illinois