Dr. William Bolt

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Dr. William Bolt

Associate Professor of History

Office: FH 208
Phone: 843-661-1469
wbolt@fmarion.edu

Bio

A native of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Bolt began teaching at Francis Marion in 2009. He has published articles in American Nineteenth Century History and the Journal of East Tennessee History. For four years, Dr. Bolt served as an Assistant Editor at the James K. Polk Project where he researched, edited, and transcribed documents that have been published in volume 11 of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. His first book, Tariff Wars and Jacksonian Politics, was published by Vanderbilt University Press.

Education

PhD, University of Tennessee, 2010

Courses Taught: 

U.S. History to 1877

U.S. History since 1877

Economic History of the United States

United States: Colonial and Revolutionary Periods

U.S. Constitutional History to 1900

Jacksonian Democracy

Senior Thesis

 

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of university’s that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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CONTACT US

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Street Address:
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1-800-368-7551
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