Dr. Emily Arledge

Dr. Emily Arledge
Dr. Emily Arledge
Assistant Professor,

Meet Dr. Emily Arledge

The idea that became my dissertation began on an undergraduate pilgrimage to Italy. While visiting Monte Cassino, the burial location of Saints Benedict and Scholastica, I grew fascinated by how visitors interacted with the shrine’s museum.

Students have a chance to touch history in my classes. I bring items collected from antique stores and secondhand shops for students to examine.

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND: I love visiting museums and historic sites!

POPULAR QUOTE: “Forward, always forward, everywhere forward! We must not be held back by debts, bad years, or by difficulties of the times. Man’s adversity is God’s opportunity.” – Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.

Examples of classes taught by Dr. Emily Arledge:

HI 101 Western Civilization I, HI 102 Western Civilization II, HI 201 U.S. History from 1492-1877, HI 202 U.S. History Since 1877, HI 311 Introduction to Public History, HI 312 Local History, HI 316 Remember the Ladies: Women in American History, HI 389 Museum Studies, HI 460 Public History Practicum

  • Ph.D. Candidate Public History/American History, Loyola University of Chicago
  • M.A. Public History, Duquesne University
  • B.A. History and Theology, Saint Vincent College


  • I direct the Minor in Public History and support history majors completing internships.


American Catholicism, Memory and Commemoration, Material Culture, Public History

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