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Joseph Rizzo

Adjunct Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 114
Office Hours: M 5:30-6:30 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5711

Dr. Joseph Rizzo received his Ph.D. in 2015 from West Virginia University, where he also taught Modern Military History, both halves of U.S. history, and Introduction to Public History. He is currently working on a manuscript that examines the ways Americans registered concerns about antebellum democratic political culture through their mourning of national leaders.


PhD, West Virginia University

MA, West Virginia University

BA, SUNY Buffalo

Research Interests

Public History/Historic Site Interpretation 

Nineteenth Century U.S. History

Political History

Military History

Courses Taught

Modern History:

War and Society