Department of History

West Chester University

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


Karin Gedge

Karin Gedge

Professor of History

Office Location: 416 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2971
Email: kgedge@wcupa.edu

Teaching Interests:

Women in America; Religion in America; 19th-century America; and Social Studies.

Current Research:

Dr. Gedge has done research in Women; Religion; Cultural History; American Material Culture (quilts); and Religion and Education.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Gedge grew up in Milwaukee, WI, but has lived in Boston, MA, Rochester, NY, Fairfield, CT, Cleveland, OH, and Baltimore, MD before making West Chester her home. She attended Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, for her B.A. in History and Education, SUNY College at Brockport for her M.A. in History, and Yale University for her Ph.D. in American Studies. Her husband, two sons, and three granddaughters live in the area now.