Department of History

West Chester University

404 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069


James Scythes

James Scythes

Instructor of History

Office Location: 423 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2212
Email: jscythes@wcupa.edu

Teaching Interests:

US History; World History; and Social Studies Education

Current Research:

Professor Scythes currently has a manuscript on a seventeen year old 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil War named Thomas James Howell under consideration with Lehigh University Press.

Brief Biography:

Professor Scythes earned a BA in history at Rowan University and holds a Master of Arts in history from Villanova University. Over the years he has served as an adjunct faculty member at a half dozen area colleges and universities. Professor Scythes is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Gloucester County Historical Society.