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Michael Cahall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in History
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 604A
Phone: 412.396.4178


Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
A.M., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
B.A., History, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1972

Dr. Michael Cahall arrived at Duquesne in the fall of 1991 after completing his doctoral studies in American History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His previous education included at bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (1972) and Cooperstown Graduate Programs in History Museum Studies (1972-73).  From 1973-1984 he was a museum curator and director at local historical societies in New York and Illinois.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Cahall served as Director of the Duquesne University Honors College from 2004 through 2010.  He is the recruitment liaison for the College of Liberal Arts and the faculty advisor for the Duquesne University chapter of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.  He also serves on the Financial Aid Advisory Group.


HIST 151            Shaping of the Modern World

HIST 203            United States History to 1877

HIST 204            United States History since 1877

HIST 169            Reforms and Revolutions in the 20th C.

HIST 172            American Religious Experience

HIST 395            Pittsburgh: Place, People and Urban America

HIST 443/543     American Decorative Arts

HIST 473/573     American Intellectual and Cultural History

HIST 476/576     Individualism and the American Experience

HIST 477/577     Nature and the American Experience

PHST 412/512    Museums and Society

PHST 423/523    Education and Public Programming


United States History
American Intellectual and Cultural History
American Decorative Arts
Museum Studies


Phi Eta Sigma (honorary)     2006
Golden Key Honour Society (honorary)     2009
Faculty Excellence in Service to the Mission (McAnulty College and 
          Graduate School of Liberal Arts)     2012