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Daniel W. Bjork, Ph.D.

Professor of History



  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., University of Toledo
  • B.A., University of Toledo


  • History Analysis: U. S. History to 1877
  • Twentieth Century America
  • History Thesis II: Manuscript Preparation

Research Interests

  • United States intellectual and cultural history


Daniel Bjork specializes in United States intellectual and cultural history. Before coming to St. Mary’s in 1991, Bjork taught at Southeast Missouri University, the University of Alabama in Birmingham and the University Detroit-Mercy.

He offers courses in various periods of United States history including American Revolution, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War, and United States intellectual history and biography. Bjork is the former faculty adviser for the St. Mary’s Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, and current faculty adviser for the History Club.

He is the author of four books, including major biographies of philosopher/psychologist William James and the behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner. He teaches all phases of United States history and has developed special topics courses in American biography, including ones on notable entrepreneurs and notorious criminals. Bjork chaired the History Department in the 1990s.

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