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Treasure Troves from the Past

A visit with Steven Watts, Professor, History

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: Playboy Hugh Hefner Henry Ford Walt Disney biography

Courses Taught

Topics: history teaching

While many of his colleagues prefer to teach more specialized courses in their specific areas of research, this 1995 winner of the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching award prefers freshman-level courses such as “Survey of American History.” Watts also teaches a series of upper-division classes in American culture. Perhaps the most “fun” course he offers is, not unexpectedly, on Walt Disney.