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Dr. Leslie L. Liedel
Department Chair
Email: liedel@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2334


Dr. Leslie Liedel


Dr. Leslie Liedel came to Wheeling Jesuit in 1999. She received her Ph. D. in History (1998) from Kent State University. Professor Liedel's research interests include the study of American Catholicism and the role of nineteenth-century women religious in the United States. Dr. Liedel and her husband, Andy, welcomed their first child in April, 2004.

Favorite definition of history:  "Life must be lived forward, but understood backward" -Kierkegaard

Teaching Responsibilities: 

  • HIS 110: The Twentieth Century
  • HIS 120: Historical Methods
  • HIS 211: History of the American People I
  • HIS 212: History of the American People II
  • HIS 320: Immigration, Ethnicity, and the American Experience
  • HIS 302: African American History and Culture
  • HIS 301: Catholicism in America:  History and Culture 
  • HIS 361: Social Movements in the 1960s 
 Major Publications:

"Property and Power: Women Religious Defend Their Rights in Nineteenth-Century Cleveland," Ohio History, Fall 2003.

"Indomitable Nuns and an Unruly Bishop: Property Rights and Women Religious' Defense Against the Arbitrary Use of  Power in Nineteenth-Century Cleveland," Catholic Historical Review, July 2000.



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