Elizabeth Ricketts

Elizabeth RickettsAssistant Professor

Assistant Chairperson


  • PhD, Emory University (1996)

Academic Interests

  • 20th Century American History
  • Working Class
  • African-American Women


Elizabeth Ricketts' primary work involves the study of radical politics in the Western Pennsylvania coalfields. She is currently working on a book about 19th-century work in America, a project that she is co-authoring with Gary Bailey, professor of history emeritus. Ricketts also serves as the assistant chairperson of thedepartment.

Spring 2020 Courses

  • HIST 346: Recent US History
  • HNRC 201: Honors Core

Fall 2021 Courses

  • HIST 196: Explorations in US History
  • HNRC 102: Honors Core