Dr. Patrick O'Neil
Associate Professor of History; Co-Director, Women's Studies; Coordinator, Social Studies Education
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patrick W. O'Neil studies gender, culture, and politics in antebellum America. His research focuses on how Americans' ideas about rituals and cultural artifacts unite and divide them; his current book project is entitled Inventing the American Wedding. His teaching asks that students do research and think hard about it. He won Methodist University's Distinguished Professor of the Year award in 2014.