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O'BRIEN, ELMER J.
Fellowship:
R.A. 90-91, "American Christianity and the Media" (dir. of library and information services and prof. of theological bibliography and research, United Theological Seminary)
Education: Birmingham Southern, A.B., 54; Iliff School of Theology, Th.M. 57; Denver, M.A., 61
Current Position: emeritus, United Theological Seminary
Fellowship Publications: "American Culture, Theological Education, and the Development of Communication," Proceedings of the American Theological Library Association, 45th Annual Conference (Chicago: American Theological Library Association, 1991); "American Christianity and the History of Communication: A Bibliographic Probe," in Leonard I. Sweet, ed., Communication and Change in American Religious History (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1993)
Other Publications: Religion Index Two: Festschriften, 1960-69 (Chicago: American Theological Library Association, 1980); Methodist Reviews Index 1818-1985: A Retrospective Index of Periodical Articles and Book Reviews, 2 vols. (Nashville: Bd. of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church, 1989-91); "From Volunteerism to Corporate Professionalism: A Historical Sketch of the American Theological Library Association," in Essays in Celebration of Fifty Years (Chicago: ATLA, 1996)
Address: ejobr[at]aol.com
[Updated 2008]

O'BRIEN-KEHOE, JEAN M.
Fellowship:
Peterson 87-88, "Community Dynamics in the Indian-English Town of Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Chicago)
Fellowship: AAS-NEH 98-90, "Changing Identities: Native American Peoples in Early New England" (assoc. prof. of history, Minnesota)
Education: Bemidji State, B.A., 80; Chicago, M.A., 82, Ph.D., 90
Current Position: assoc. prof. of history, Minnesota
Fellowship Publications: Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1970 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997)
Other Publications: co-author, "Guide to Historical Sources: An Annotated Bibliography," in Michael P. Conzer and Kay J. Carr, eds., The Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: A Guide to History and Sources, (De Kalb, IL.: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 1988); Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997)
[Updated 2005]

O'BRIEN, KAREN E.
Fellowship:
Peterson 01-02, "Making the Personal Political: Religion, Obligation and Identity in the American Revolution." (Ph.D. cand. in history, Northwestern)
Education:
Clark, B.A., 96; Northwestern, Ph.D.
Current Position: asst. prof. of history, Ramapo
[Updated 2005]

O'CONNELL, BARRY
Fellowship:
AAS-NEH 95-96, "Surviving Identities: Native American Writers and Their People's Survival, 1780-1840" (prof. of English, Amherst)
Education: Harvard, B.A., 66, M.A., 72, Ph.D., 76
Other Publications: On Our Own Ground: The Complete Works of William Apess, A Pequot (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1992)
[Updated 1997]

O'CONNOR, STEPHEN
Fellowship:
Artist 97, "A history of the Orphan Trains" (non-fiction writer, New York, NY)
Education: Columbia, B.A., 74; California at Berkeley, M.A., 78
Current Position: adjunct assoc. prof. of creative writing at the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence
Fellowship Publications:
Orphan Trains : the Story of Charles Loring Bruce and the Children Saved Failed (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2001); "The History of Child Welfare in America," American Heritage, July 2001; "No Place Like Home," Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 11, 2001
Other Publications:
Will My Name Be Shouted Out? (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996); Rescue (New York: Harmony Books, 1989)
Address: smoconn[at]aol.com
[Updated 2006]

ONUF, PETER S.
Fellowship:
AAS-NEH -85, "The Northwest Ordinance" (asst. prof. of history, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Education: Johns Hopkins, A.B., 67, Ph.D., 73
Current Position: Thomas Jefferson Mem. Foundation prof. of history, Virginia
Fellowship Publications: "From Constitution to Higher Law: The Reinterpretation of the Northwest Ordinance, Ohio History 94 (1985): 5-33; "Liberty, Development, and Union: Visions of the West in the 1780s," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d. ser., 43 (1986): 179-214; co-author, with Cathy Matson, "Toward a Republican Empire: Interest and Ideology in Revolutionary America," American Quarterly 37 (1985): 496-531; Statehood and Union: A History of the Northwest Ordinance (Bloomington, 1987)
Other Publications: Essays on land policy territorial policy, and federalism. The Origins of the Federal Republic: Juris, Contros. in the United States, 1775-1787 (Philadelphia, 1987); co-author, with Andrew Cayton, The Midwestern Nation (Bloomington, 1990); co-author, with Cathy Matson, A Union of Interests: Politics and Economics in Revolutionary America (Lawrence, Kansas, 1990); (co-author with Nicholas G. Onuf) Federal Union, Modern World: The Law of Nations in an Age of Revolutions, 1776-1814 (Madison: Madison House, 1993); ed. Jeffersonian Legacies (Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1993)

Web Page: http://www.virginia.edu/history/faculty/onuf.html [Updated 2005]

OPAL, JASON
Fellowship:
Legacy 02-03, "Ambition and Democracy: Worldly Pursuits and Aspirations in New England, 1780-1830" (Ph.D. cand. at Brandeis)
Education: Cornell, B.A., 98; Brandeis, M.A., 99
Current Position: asst. prof. of history, Colby
Fellowship Publications: "Exciting Emulation: Academies and the Transformation of the Rural North, 1780s-1820s," Journal of American History 91: 445-70 (September 2004) [Awarded the Organization of American Historian's 2005 Binkley-Stephenson Award for the best scholarly article published in the Journal of American History during the previous year]; Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)
Address: jopal[at]colby.edu
Web Page: http://www.colby.edu/directory_cs/jopal/
[Updated 2008]

ORAVEC, CHRISTINE
Fellowship:
R.A. 83-84, "The Rhetorical Criticism of American Discourse, 1810-50" (asst. prof. of Communications, Utah)
Education: Lawrence, B.A., 71; Wisconsin at Madison, M.A., 72, Ph.D., 79
Current Position: prof. of Communications, Utah
Fellowship Publications
: "The Democratic Critics: An Alternative American Rhetorical Tradition of the Nineteenth Century," Rhetorica 4 (1986): 395-421; "The Sublimation of Mass Consciousness in the Rhetorical Criticism of Jacksonian America," Communication 11 (1990): 291-314; "William Leggett: A Benthamite Rhetorical Critic," in Charles W. Kneupper, ed., Visions of Rhetoric: History, Theory, and Criticism (Arlington, TX: Rhetoric Society of America, 1987), 219-32
Other Publications: "Conservationism vs. Preservationism in the Controversey over the Hetch Hetchy Dam," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 70 (1984), 444-458; "A Prairie Home Companion and the Fabrication of Community," with Charles U. Larson, CSMC, 4 (1987), 221-244, reprinted in Martin J. Medhurst and Thomas W. Benson, eds., Rhetorical Dimensions in Media: A Critical Casebook, 2nd ed. (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 1991); "To Stand Outside of Oneself: The Sublime in the Discourse of Natural Scenery," in James G. Cantrill and Christine L. Oravec, eds., The Symbolic Earth: Discourse and Our Creation of the Environment, (Lexington: The Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1996)
[Updated 1997]

O'SHAUGHNESSY, ANDREW JACKSON
Fellowship: Peterson 86-87, "The Politics of the Leeward Islands" (lecturer, Lincoln College, Oxford)
Education: Oxford, B.A., 82, M.A., 87, D.Phil., 88
Current Position: Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Fellowship Publications
: An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000)
Other Publications: co-author, with Philip Morgan, "The Arming Of Slaves During the American Revolution," in Christopher Brown and Philip Morgan, eds., The Arming of Slaves: Classical Times to the Modern Age (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007): 180-208.
Address: Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, PO Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902; aoshaughnessy[at]monticello.org
[Updated 2008]

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