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Professor Stacy Cordery with Ed Sutkowski

Professor Stacy A. Cordery, Author/Chair, Monmouth College Department of History

Stacy Cordery

Author / Chair, Monmouth College Dept. of History

Episode #507


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Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Stacy Cordery, Author, Professor of History at Monmouth College and Curator of the Monmouth College Archives.

Original Air Date(s): 2/17/2010

Biographical Information

Professor Stacy A. Cordery, Author / Chair, Monmouth College Dept. of History

What makes a History class come alive? Probably any student would answer: a teacher who makes it interesting. Meet Monmouth College History Professor, Stacy Cordery, who is able to catch the realness of people and eras and impart their authenticity to her students.

Armed with a B.A. in Theatre, an M.A. and Ph.D. in History, all from University of Texas, Stacy knows how to communicate and deliver. Her interests in history, theatre, research and writing combined with a fascination of the Roosevelt family led to her book, New York Times bestseller Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, From White House Princess to Washington Power Broker. Learn about Stacy's methods of portraying historical facts in her writing and why Alice herself made such an indelible and enduring impression.

As a biographical writer, Stacy interprets the past and captures the intersection of individuals and circumstances. Stacy's classroom courses include U.S. Women's History, World War II, The Vietnam Era, Illinois and United States History. Find out the subject of Stacy's next book, why she chose it and her explanation of the highs and lows of being a writer.

[Biographical information as provided by Mr. Sutkowski]

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