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About Thomas S. Mach, Ph.D.

Before coming to Cedarville in 2000, Dr. Mach taught United States History and American National Government at Mount Vernon Nazarene College for six years. His areas of interest include the political history of the 19th and 20th centuries with a focus on Ohio in the Gilded Age and Christian voter blocks in the last century. His published works include articles, book reviews, and “Gentleman George” Hunt Pendleton: Party Politics and Ideological Identity in Nineteenth Century America. Dr. Mach also serves as the Director of the Honors Program at Cedarville, and he spearheaded the university’s successful pursuit for reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission serving as Self-Study Coordinator. Dr. Mach also writes for Bereans @ The Gate.


Present Vice President for Academics, Cedarville University
Professor of History, Cedarville University Department of History and Government

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cedarville University - 2009
  • Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2006
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence Award - 2006
  • Distinguished Member of the Society of Martin Scholars, University of Akron - 2002


  • United States History I & II
  • Introduction to History
  • Early American History
  • History of Recent and Contemporary America
  • Honors Senior Colloquium I & II
  • Research in American History

Contact Information

Department of History and Government
Cedarville University
FH 223 B


Dissertation (1)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (6)

Book Reviews (3)

Articles (13)