Stephen P. Scherer received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1969. He joined the faculty at CMU the same year. Among other international appointments he has taught at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Office: Powers 202
Phone: (989) 774–3456
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Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Scherer’s primary teaching fields include modern Europe, Russia, and historiography.

Recent Publications

“Hryhorii Skovoroda and the People: A Historiographic Discussion,” The Ukrainian Quarterly (2015​​).

Review article, “The Ushkalov Edition: Hryhorii Skovoroda Seen More Clearly,” Journal of Ukrainian Studies (2012​).

“Hryhorii Skovoroda and Orthodoxy,” The Ukrainian Quarterly (2010).

“Hryhoriy Skovoroda (1722–94): Critic as Mystic,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies (2009).

“Skovoroda by the Numbers: Numbers and Geometric Figures in the Philosophy of Hryhorij Skovoroda (1722–94),” East European Quarterly (2008).

“Enlightenment Elements in the Thought of Hryhorij Skovoroda,” Michigan Academician (2008).

“A Comparison of Swedenborg and Skovoroda’s Biblical Thought,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies (2005).​​

Current Courses

​Fall 2015

  • HST 102WI - The Development of Western Civilization: From 1700 to the Present
  • HST 348 - Russia through Catherine the Great​