Faculty Bio

Dr. Hans P. Vought

Dr. Hans P. Vought

Title(s): Professor of History, Acting Chair, Social Science, History and Education Dept.
Department: Social Sciences, History and Education


Hans Vought
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-1594
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 239H
Email: voughth@sunyulster.edu
Links: Website

Degree Information

Ph.D., History, University of Connecticut, 2001 
M.A. History, University of Connecticut, 1992
B.A., History and Political Studies, Gordon College, 1991

Courses Taught                                                                                              

HIS 103 American History I
HIS 104 American History II
HIS 206 Immigration and Ethnicity in American History
HIS 265 African American History
HIS 266  Native American History
POS 201 American Government

Primary Area of Expertise                                                         

American Immigration and Ethnic History, especially U.S. presidents and immigration policy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Honors and Awards

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Fellowship, 1998
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Delta Omnicron Chapter, 1996
Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 1994-1997 (Three-year fellowship awarded to one student by the graduate school and history department)
Finalist and First Alternate, Pew Younger Scholars Program Graduate Fellowship, 1994


The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot: American Presidents and the Immigrant, 1897 -1933 (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2004)Entries on “Contract Labor,” “Prescott Hall,” and “William Bauchop Wilson,” in the Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, ed. John D. Buenker and Joseph Buenker (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005)

Entries on “William McKinley,” “Square Deal,” and “William Howard Taft,” in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Volume 4: From the Gilded Age through Age of Reform, 1878-1920, ed. Robert D. Johnston (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010)

Entry on “Washington Gladden” in Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era, ed. Jeffrey Johnson (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, forthcoming)

“Division and Reunion:  Woodrow Wilson, Immigration, and the Myth of American Unity,” Journal of American Ethnic History 13:3 (Spring 1994), pp. 24-50 [also in John R. M. Wilson, ed., Forging the American Character, Volume II, 4th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2003)]

Numerous book reviews in scholarly journals


“Standing at Armageddon and Battling for the Melting Pot: The Issue of Immigration Restriction in the 1912 Election,” Woodrow Wilson National Symposium, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, VA, Sept. 24-25, 2004

“Maintaining Prosperity and the Melting Pot:  Calvin Coolidge and the National Origins Act,” New England Historical Association, Fall Conference, Oct. 19, 2002

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

Faculty Advisor, FOCUS student club
Member of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and Conference on Faith and History
Consistory, Hurley Reformed Church, 2004-08
Elder, Grace Community Evangelical Free Church, 2011 –2015
Recurring guest on “A Plain Answer” radio show on Redeemer Broadcasting, WFSO 88.3 FM
Saugerties Little League coach, 2014-2016






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