Andrew Wehrman received his B.A. (2003) and M.A.T. (2004) from the University of Arkansas, his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2011) from Northwestern University. Before coming to Central Michigan University in 2015, he was John G. and Jeanne McCoy Assistant Professor of History at Marietta College.
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Research and Teaching Interests
Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Wehrman teaches courses on Colonial and Revolutionary America, the Early Republic, and the history of American medicine. His research focuses on popular politics and the politics of medicine in early America. His current book project The Contagion of Liberty argues that popular demand for inoculation and other public solutions during smallpox epidemics in the 1760s and 1770s infected Revolutionary politics and changed the way Americans understood their health and the government’s responsibility to protect it. Dr. Wehrman received the 2008 Walter Muir Whitehill Award for his article in The New England Quarterly “The Siege of Castle Pox,” and has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR and in the Boston Globe and Washington Post.