Professor of History
Office: Chaminade Tower, Room 501
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1973
M.A., University of Toledo, 1964
B.Ed., University of Toledo, 1963
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.