Aharon Zorea

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Aharon Zorea

Associate Professor
History

Please send correspondence or inquiries to:

History Department
1200 Hwy 14 West
Richland Center, WI 53581

aharon.zorea@uwc.edu
(608) 647-6186 x247
Office Hours / Schedule 

Mon 2-3pm
Tue 1-2pm
Wed 2-3pm
Thu 1-2pm
Fri 2-3pm

Curriculum Vitae 
Publications 

Current Research Projects

Manuscript:
Between Morality and the State: The Rise of Federal Police in Organized Crime Control – a history of legislation related to organized crime control, beginning in the 1930s and culminating with the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. The manuscript is currently under revision. A sequel volume is already under development, which will address the history of the Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) from 1970 into late 1990s, with special emphasis on its impact on civil litigation.

 

Books

Steroids (Health and Medical Issues Today), New York: ABC-CLIO, 2014

Birth Control (Health and Medical Issues Today), New York: Greenwood Press, 2012

Plurality and Law: The Rise of Law Enforcement in Organized Crime Control, Saint Louis University PhD Dissertation, 2005

In the Image of God: A Christian Response to Capital Punishment, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000

The reluctant Missionary: The Character of American Isolationism, 1775-1945, Purdue University MA Dissertation, 1993

 

Articles

 

“The History of Crime and Punishment from 1960 to 1980”, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America, New York: SAGE Publications, 2013

“Federal Judiciary” and “Crime Policy” in Oxford University Encyclopedia of American Political, Policy, and Legal History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012

“Calvin Coolidge,” in Chronology of US Presidency, New York: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO Press, 2011

More than 50 small to mid-size entries in Volume 10 (Contemporary United States) of Encyclopedia of American History, Donald T. Critchlow, volume editor, Gerald Nash, series editor, New York: Facts on File, 2002.

Articles include: Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (1971); Amendments to the Constitution (Since 1968); Assassinations; Bennett, William; Business; Bush, George, H.W.; Bush, George W.; Campaign Finance; Capital Punishment; Carter, James Earl, Jr.; Catholic Bishops' letter (Challenge of Peace, 1983); Censorship; Civil Liberties Act of 1988; Clinton, Hillary; Computers; Crime; Elections; Equal Access Act of 1984; Federal Information Act; Federalism; Ford, Gerald Rudolph; Flag Burning; Eichman v. U.S.; Gun Control; Human Genome Project; INF Treaty of 1987; Internet; Judicial Watch; Koreagate; Law and Social Change; Marriage; Medicine (advances in since 1968); Militia Movement; Morality; Narcotics; National Rifle Association (NRA); Political; Pornography; Powell, Lewis; Pro Choice and Pro Life Movements; Property Rights (after 1968); Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO); Science and Technology (since 1968); Space Policy; Terrorism; Tobacco suits; and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.

 

Education 

BA, University of Alaska, Anchorage
MA, Purdue University
PhD, Saint Louis University

 

Invited Addresses/Conference Papers/Workshops

“John F. Kennedy Remembered – A Death at Camelot and its Impact on a Generation” Town Hall Library, North Lake, WI (Fall 2013)

Moderator and Commentator, “Bottom’s Up: Wisconsin Historical Society Documentary of Pubs, Taverns and Bars of Wisconsin” La Valle Public Library, La Valle, WI (Summer 2013)

“Using New Technology for Old Subjects”; Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID) – Madison, UW System Conference (Spring 2013)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2013 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2013)

Moderator and Commentator, “Bottom’s Up: Wisconsin Historical Society Documentary of Pubs, Taverns and Bars of Wisconsin” University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Spring 2013)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2012 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2012)

“Silent Saturdays” Four Part Love of Learning Series on Silent Films, University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)

Commentator for Christopher Price, “North Dakota Baptists and Nativist Sentiments, ca. 1900-1920” and Megan Stout Sibble, “Sisters of the South: Roman Catholic Nuns in African American Communities, 1935-1970”; Mankato State University, 2011 Northern Great Plains History Conference (Fall 2011)

Dramaturge Commentary, “Historical Context of Annie” Three Part Series on 1930s Politics and Social Policy, Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin, Richland Center (Summer 2011)

“Re-Accreditation 2012: Presenting the UW Colleges' Story to the Higher Learning Commission” with Holly Hassel; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Who, What, Where and Why? Mission and Integrity of the University of Wisconsin Colleges” with Jennifer Chamberlain, Steven Decker, Pamela Dollard, Craig Hurst, and Dan McCollum; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Are We Prepared for the Future? A Self-Study Discussion” with Kim Kostka, Amy Kabrhel, Bryson Mortensen, Scott Silet, Colleen Godfriaux, and Michael Pierick; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “How Do We Fulfill Our Educational Mission of Teaching Effectively and Helping Students Learn” with Nancy Chick, Dave Brigham, Amanda Hakemian, Laura Lee, LaVerne Harrison, and Katie Kalish; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge” with Brenda Rickert; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “How We Serve and Engage Our Many Constituencies” with Sarah Rudolph, Eric Giordano, Benjamin Schoenig, and Trudy Sirkis; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2011 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2011)

 “Valentines and It Happened One Night”; University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Fall 2010)

Moderator for “The Church Speaks… on Evolution”; Bipartisan Panel Discussion with Mike Breininger, Scott Walter, and Teno Groppi; University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2010)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2010 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2010)

 “How History Shapes U.S. Foreign Affairs”; University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Spring 2010)

“UWR Talks & Listens: Perspectives on Student Preparedness” with Marnie Dresser, Clif Cavanaugh, and Linda Gentes; Panel Discussion for UW Richland Counselors Day on Campus (Fall 2009)

“Origins of the Old Testament Canon”; Richland County Lion’s Club, Richland Center, WI (Summer 2009)

Moderator for “Silent Film and Deaf Culture in Early 20th Century,” with Richard Eckert for Community Forum of University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2009)

Moderator for “Cross Discipline Panel Discussion on Technology and Arts in the Twentieth Century,” with James Aagaard, James Gollata, Carl Johnson, and Zoie Lutz; Community Forum of University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2009)

“Faculty Based Student Advising: Following the Next Cutting Edge Trend … for more than 40 years,” Engaging Students in the First Year Conference, Beyond First-Year Seminar: Advising, Teaching & Engaging; University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac (Spring 2009)

“Richland County Heritage Project”; co-presentation with Jeff Groves, Schmitt Woodland Hills Community Forum Series, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2009)

Presented Workshop on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – full day (Spring 2008)

Presented Workshop II on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – half day (Summer 2008)

Presented Workshop III on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – half day (Fall 2008)

“Charles Dickens in Industrial England”; Area Arts Classroom (ACC) Division of the Richland County Auditorium Association (Fall 2008)

Moderator for “The Church Speaks… on Current Political Issues of 2008 Presidential Election”; Bipartisan Panel Discussion with Mike Breininger, Larry Engel, Ken Halstead, Chuck Hayes, Eric Hesse; University of Wisconsin – Richland (Fall 2008)

“Community Forum on the 1939 Film, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ “, Auxiliary to the National Endowment for the Humanities Big Read program on John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath; Richland Center, WI (Spring 2008)

Moderator for “Panel Discussion with University of Wisconsin - Richland Faculty on the scientific, historical, and cultural impact of the 1930s Great Depression”; with Marnie Dresser, Norlene Emerson, James Gollata, and Darby Oldenburg, Auxiliary to the National Endowment for the Humanities Big Read program on John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2008)

“Hoover and Organized Crime in the 1930s”; Northern Great Plains History Conference, Duluth, MN (Fall 2007)

“Theodore Roosevelt and the American Ideal”; University of Wisconsin Continuing Education, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2007)

“Keeping LEC100 Relevant, with Subject Specific Content”; University of Wisconsin – Colleges Enhancing Student’s First Year Conference, at UW-Fox Valley (Spring 2007)

“Panel Discussion on Civil Rights in American History and Culture,” with Neil Bard, Deborah Cureton, Michael Hall, and Kathy Necker; University of Wisconsin – Richland’s Shared Reading Experience of “The Secret Life of Bees”; Richland Center, WI (Spring 2006)

“Silent Reels of Richland County during the Early Twentieth Century”; Schmitt Woodland Hills Community Forum Series, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2006)

“Philosophy of Capital Punishment under Limited Government”; Institute for Humane Studies Conference, Scholarship and a Free Society, Participant Open Forum,  (Summer 2000)

“Biblical Narratives Portrayed Through Images”; Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Midday Gallery Event, (Spring 1999)

“Overview of Technology in the History Classroom”; Kentucky Association for Historians, (Fall 1997)

“One or Many? The Marriage of Advanced Technology and Traditional Pedagogy”; Independent Schools of Central States Conference, (Fall 1996)

 “Technology in the Model Classroom”; Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty & Staff Enrichment Program, (Fall 1996)

 “Isolationism and World War II on the Home Front”; Ohio State University Theatrum Militarum I, (Spring 1993)

“The New Measure: Political Power in the Modern World”; University of Alaska Academic Symposium, (Spring 1991)

 

Guest Lectures

 “Future Trends in Sports: From Amateurs to Professionals” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Fall 2013)

 “Steroids in Sports” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Fall 2013)

 “Federalist – Antifederalist Debates” (Sparta High School Concurrent Enrollment HIS101: United States History to 1877) for Jon Thometz (Winterim 2013)

 “Origins of Judaism and Ancient History” (St. Mary’s Sixth Grade History) for Mary Broadbent (Winterim 2013)

 “Origins of Judaism and Ancient History” (St. Mary’s Sixth Grade History) for Mary Broadbent (Winterim 2012)

 “Public Policy Controversies over Birth Control in the 20th Century” (BIO184: Biology of Human Sexuality and Reproduction) for Teresa Schuller (Winterim 2013)

 “Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy” (PHI226: Philosophical Ideas in Literature) for Dale Murray (Fall, 2012)

 “Shift from Amateurs to Professionals” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Spring 2012)

 “American Industrialization & Politics (1930-1960)” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Spring, 2008)

 “American Transcendentalism as Political Movement,” (ENG285: Literature of Nature) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2009)

 “Catholicism in the South” (ENG267: Contemporary Literature after 1945) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2008)

 “Slavery & Abolition in Antebellum America” (ENG267: Contemporary Literature after 1945) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2008)

Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts” (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2007)

 “American Industrialization & Politics (1930-1960)” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Spring, 2007)

 “Historical Research Methods” (LEC100: Orientation); Linda Gentes (Fall 2006)

 “Renaissance Humanism and Art” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Fall 2006)

Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts” (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2006)

Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts”  (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2005)