FacultyRalph Young

Professor – Instructional

951 Gladfelter Hall
1115 W. Berks Street


Dissent & Protest Movements, Social History


Dr. Young runs a weekly discussion forum, the “Dissent in America Teach-ins,” that deal with the historical background of controversial contemporary issues. He has also won several teaching awards.

Selected Publications

  • Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation, New York: Pearson Longman, 2006.
  • “Breathing the ‘Free Aire of the New World’: The Influence of the New England Way on the Gathering of Congregational Churches in Old England, 1640-1660,” The New England Quarterly, vol. LXXXIII, no. 1 (March 2010), 5-46.

Courses Taught

  • Dissent in America
  • Recent US History
  • Trials in America