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Associate Professor of History


Ph. D. Boston University
M. A. Yale University
B. A. Hope College

Contact Information:

Office: Baker House 127
Office phone: 740-366-9249
Courses taught:
History 151  American Civilization to 1877
History 152  American Civilization Since 1877
History 598.02  Proseminar in History 


Richard Shiels specializes in American Colonial and American Religious History. He serves as the Director of the Newark Earthworks Center, an interdisciplinary center of The Ohio State University for studying and teaching about ancient earthworks and Native American history and life.

Research Interests:
American Religious History