Douglas Ley

Associate Professor, History

Douglas Ley Bio Photo


B. A., Gettysburg College
Gettysburg PA 1980

M. A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI, 1983 (US history)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI, 1990 (US history)

Phone: (603) 899-4027

Courses Taught
  • HS 201:  US to War of 1812
  • HS 202:  US, 1812-1877
  • HS 210:  Sports Culture and American History
  • HS 313:  US Labor History
  • HS 319:  History of New England
  • HS 320:  African American History
  • HS 375:  The Civil War
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Antebellum US
  • Slavery
  • African American History
  • History of New England
  • NH politics and labor

Honors & Awards

2007, 2011: Faculty Teaching Award

Publications and Presentations

2017-Co-Author, "Republican Leaders Foster Stagnation, Inequality," KEENE SENTINEL

2017-Author, "AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin,"  weekly, Jan.-June,

2014-Author, "Pay Equity:  More Legislation Needed," MONADNOCK LEDGER-TRANSCRIPT

2017-Panelist, "Education Vouchers:  Choice for Whom?" NH PROGRESSIVE SUMMIT

2014-Keynote Address, "What Would Frank Pierce and John Hale Do?  A Historian in the NH House," NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

2013-Panelist, "Challenges for the Small History Department," NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • American Federation of Teachers

Conferences Attended

  • 2017 OAH Annual Meeting
  • 2016 OAH Annual Meeting
  • 2016 AFT Higher Education Conference
  • 2015 AFT Higher Education Conference


Grants Received

Faculty Development Support Funds

  • 2011-2016 Faculty Development Research Grants


  • President, Rindge Faculty Federation, AFT Local 2433
  • Representative, NH House (Cheshire 9 District)
  • Ranking Member, House Labor, Industrial & Rehabilitative Services Committee, NH House
  • President, American Federation of Teachers-NH
  • Member, Executive Council, NH AFL-CIO