Joseph Rishel, Ph.D.Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
College Hall 617
Education:M.L.S., Library Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1977
Ph.D., History, University of Pittsburgh, 1975
M.A., History, University of Pittsburgh, 1970
B.S., History, Duquesne University, 1967
Dr. Rishel's field of historical specialization is American social and urban history. His research has focused on Pittsburgh's old elite and, more recently, on the history of Duquesne University. His first book, published in 1991 by the University of Pittsburgh Press, is Founding Families of Pittsburgh: The Evolution of a Regional Elite, 1760-1910. In 1998, he published The Spirit That Gives Life: The History of Duquesne University. His most recent publication, Pittsburgh Remembers World War II, was published in July of 2011 by The History Press.