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Associate Professor
Brandon Downing headshot
Office #
Thomas 305
Ph.D.-U.S. History, University of Cincinnati (2014); MA-U.S. History, Slippery Rock University (2009); BS-U.S. History, Slippery Rock University (1996)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Civil War
  • U.S. History to 1877
Courses - Spring
  • U.S. History Since 1877
  • Professional Historian

Dr. Brandon Downing focuses on early American history, particularly Native-white relations along the frontier. He has taught courses in U.S. History (both to 1877 and after 1877), Colonial America, American Revolutionary Era, Native American History, Atlantic World, Professional Historian, and Introduction to Public History. His current book manuscript is “‘Barbarous Tribes of Savages’: Violence and Conflict on the Periphery of Empire in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic, 1750-1776.” Prior to working at Marietta, Dr. Downing was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi.