Christy Chapin Joins History Faculty

The Department of History is pleased to announce the addition of Christy Chapin to its faculty.

Chapin, who specializes in American political, economic, and business history, has been published in academic publications such as Studies in American Political Development
and The Journal of Policy History. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise (IAEGHSBE) at Johns Hopkins University, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia. Among the awards Chapin has received are the Miller Center for Public Affair’s Fellowship, the University of Virginia Award for Excellence, and the John E. Rovensky Fellowship in American Business and Economic History.

“One thing that attracted me to UMBC is the students. I like that the students not only appreciate learning but also are comfortable marching to the beat of a different drum,” she said.

“It will be an honor to work with such respected history scholars,” she continued. “I’m enthusiastic about teaching UMBC students because of their reputation for being earnest and hardworking.”