Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of History (2006 - 2011)
Professor Gunther Peck is acknowledged to be one of the leading scholars in the field of American history. His research interests include 19th and 20th century American social and cultural history; comparative immigration and labor studies; and environmental history. Professor Peck has participated in dramatic revisions of the History department’s core graduate curriculum and the Robertson Scholars program in Public Policy. He has been instrumental in launching a new three-year History and Public Policy initiative that aims to bring together policy makers and historians on major issues of the day.