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Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Jason Stahl

Senior Lecturer

178 Pillsbury Dr SE
203G Burton Hall


Office Hours:
Fall 2017: Wednesdays from 9:30am-noon or by appointment

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, history
M.A., University of Minnesota, history
B.A., Indiana University, history


Areas of Interest

20th Century U.S. Political, Policy
The Past, Present, and Future of Work, Labor, and Technology
Race in the U.S.


My primary work in OLPD is as an undergraduate educator. This work consists of three main components. First, I am a faculty leader of the College of Education and Human Development’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program. In this role, I help plan the curriculum and programming associated with the program. Additionally, I teach within this program – both our fall semester “First-Year Inquiry” course (EDHD 1525) and our spring semester Learning Communities. Secondly, I developed and teach OLPD 1231—Technological Change and Workplace Learning: Past and Present which looks at how various technologies have continually re-made workers and disciplined them into being “good workers” over the past 150 years, primarily in the United States. Finally, I teach OLPD 2811—Societies of the Future: Changing Work Contexts which looks at the present and possible futures of work. This course pays particular attention to how technology may be altering the nature of work.

My research up until this point is somewhat distinct from my main work of teaching and primarily deals with the history of political conservatism in the United States. My book Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) is the culmination of this particular research agenda.

Selected Publications