Joseph Gowaskie
Professor Email: gowaskie@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-895-5460
Department Name:
History
Office Location:
North Hall 101

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor
Email: 
gowaskie@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-895-5460
Department Name: 
History
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
North Hall 101

Teaches United States labor, economic, urban and business history. His research interests include American coal miners and the United Mine Workers of America. He has published articles and reviews in the Journal of American History, Labor History, Business History Review and The Historian.  (Ph.D., Catholic)

Courses Taught at Rider

  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • History of American Business
  • Economic History of the United States
  • Constitutional History of the United States
  • The American Worker: A Social History
  • American Radicalism
  • Internship in History

Research Interests

  • American labor history, especially mid-Atlantic miners

Publications

  • Workers in New Jersey History (New Jersey History Series 6, 1996).
  • "John Mitchell and the Anthracite Mine Workers: Leadership Conservatism and Rank-and-File Militancy," Labor History 1985-1986 27(1): 54-83.
  • "From Conflict to Cooperation: John Mitchell and Bituminous Coal Operators," Historian 1976 38(4): 669-688.
  • nearly 50 book reviews in Journal of American History, Labor History, Pennsylvania History, Business History Review, History Teacher and History: Reviews of New Books.

Awards

  • Frank N. Elliott Award for Distinguished Service, Rider University, 2003
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Rider University, 1976