Aharon Zorea

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Aharon Zorea

Professor
UW-Richland
History

Please send correspondence or inquiries to:

History Department
1200 Hwy 14 West
Richland Center, WI 53581

aharon.zorea@uwc.edu
(608) 647-6186 x247
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Office Hours / Schedule 

Mon 2-3pm
Tue 1-2pm
Wed 2-3pm
Thu 1-2pm
Fri 2-3pm
 

Curriculum Vitae 
Publications 

Current Research Projects

MANUSCRIPT UNDER REVIEW 

Between Morality and the State:  The Rise of Federal Police in Organized Crime Control – a history of legislation related to organized crime control, beginning in the 1930s and culminating with the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970.  The manuscript is complete and is currently under peer review by the University of Nevada Press.  Pending positive review, publication date is scheduled for late 2017 (University of Nevada Press)

BOOKS

Finding the Fountain of Youth: The Science and Controversy Behind Extending Life and Cheating Death, New York: Greenwood Press, 2017

Steroids (Health and Medical Issues Today), New York: ABC-CLIO, 2014

Birth Control (Health and Medical Issues Today), New York: Greenwood Press, 2012

In the Image of God: A Christian Response to Capital Punishment, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000

ARTICLES 

“The History of Crime and Punishment from 1960 to 1980”, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America, New York: SAGE Publications, 2013

“Federal Judiciary” and “Crime Policy” in Oxford University Encyclopedia of American Political, and Legal History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012

“Calvin Coolidge,” Chronology of US Presidency, New York: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO Press, 2011

More than 50 small to mid-size entries in Volume 10 (Contemporary United States) of Encyclopedia of American History, Donald T. Critchlow, volume editor, Gerald Nash, series editor, New York: Facts on File, 2002.  Articles include: Abscam; Abortion; Agriculture; Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (1971); Amendments to the Constitution (Since 1968); Assassinations; Bennett, William; Business; Bush, George, H.W.; Bush, George W.; Campaign Finance; Capital Punishment; Carter, James Earl, Jr.; Catholic Bishops' letter (Challenge of Peace, 1983); Censorship; Civil Liberties Act of 1988; Clinton, Hillary; Computers; Crime; Elections; Equal Access Act of 1984; Federal Information Act; Federalism; Ford, Gerald Rudolph; Flag Burning (Eichman v. U.S.); Gun Control; Human Genome Project; ICBM; INF Treaty of 1987; Internet; Judicial Watch; Koreagate; Law and Social Change; Marriage; Medicine (advances in since 1968); Militia Movement; Morality; Narcotics; National Rifle Association (NRA); Political Action Committees (PACs); Pornography; Powell, Lewis; Pro Choice and Pro Life Movements; Property Rights (after 1968); Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO); Science and Technology (since 1968); Space Policy; Terrorism; and Tobacco suits; Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.

 

 

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts for a video series of 28 tutorials for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exams (APUSH); videos produced by the Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA; delivered online at: https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/homework-help/; and on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/BillofRightsInst/.  Originally released bi-weekly over 2017-2018 school year.

 

Video #01, “In what ways did the Columbian Exchange affect Africa, Europe, and North America?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: August 15th, 2017;

Video #02, “What were the main similarities and differences between the English, Spanish, Dutch, and French colonies in America and how did their imperial interactions shape the economy, politics, and cultural geography of North America?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: August 22, 2017;

Video #03, “What factors led to the development of slavery in the British colonies, and how did that contrast with slavery in the rest of the British Empire?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: August 29th, 2017;

Video #04, “How did English and native identities change throughout the colonization of North America?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: September 12th, 2017;

Video #05, “In what ways did the British government seek to exert control over its American colonies leading up to the American Revolution?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: September 19th 2017;

Video #06, “How did the American Revolution become an international conflict involving competing European and American powers?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: September 26th, 2017;

Video #07, “What influenced the changing religious ideals, Enlightenment beliefs, and republican perspectives leading to the creation of the United States?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: September 10th, 2017;

Video #08, “How did Republican and democratic values as well as competing regional interests affect the development of both the Articles of Confederation and eventually the Constitution?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: October 17rd, 2017;

Video #09, “How did foreign governments react to the new American nation in the late eighteenth century?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: October 24th, 2017;

Video #10, “How did debates over American democratic culture affect national identity (1800-1848)?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: October 31st, 2017;

Video #11, “How did the growth of ideals of mass democracy affect political life and discourse (1800-1848)?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: November 14th, 2017;

Video #12, “How did migration to the United States from North and Western Europe change popular ideas regarding citizenship as well as regional and racial identities in antebellum America (1800-1848)” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: November 21st, 2017;

Video #13, “What long and short term events lead the Civil War, and why did they fail in preventing it?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: November 28th, 2017;

Video #14, “How did the world beyond North America perceive the Civil War? (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: December 12th, 2017;

Video #15, “How did the emergence of new corporate power impact and shape the political culture of the Gilded Age? (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: December 19th, 2017;

Video #16, “How did rapid immigration from Southern and Eastern European countries affect debates about American national identity in the late 1800s and early 1900s?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: January 16th, 2018;

Video #17, “In what ways did the free market react to rapid industrialization between 1880 and 1920?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: January 23rd, 2018;

Video #18, “How did the desire for a global presence affect American foreign policy and territorial expansion in the late nineteenth century?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: January 30th, 2018;

Video #19, “How and why did Progressives seek to change the role of government?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: February 13th, 2018;

Video #20, “Why did the U.S. become involved World War I?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: February 20th, 2018;

Video #21, “How did the constitutional debate over the Treaty of Versailles express rival opinions of American foreign policy?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: February 20th, 2018;

Video #22, “How did the public’s view of American intervention change throughout World War II?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: February 27th, 2018;

Video #23, “How did the African-American Civil Rights movement affect the development of other movements?” (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: March 13th, 2018;

Video #24, “How did American involvement in the Cold War affect debates over American national identity? (AP Theme: American and National Identity), YouTube release: March 20th, 2018;

Video #25, “How did American beliefs change about involvement in foreign conflicts throughout the Cold War?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: March 27th, 2018;

Video #26, “What factors led to the rise of the modem conservative movement in the US?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: April 10th, 2018;

Video #27, “How did the attacks of September 2001 impact America’s role in the world?” (AP Theme: America in the World), YouTube release: April 17th, 2018;

Video #28, “How has the war on terrorism affected US society and politics?” (AP Theme: Politics and Power), YouTube release: April 24th, 2018.

 

Education 

BA, University of Alaska, Anchorage
MA, Purdue University
PhD, Saint Louis University

 

Invited Addresses/Conference Papers/Workshops

Moderator, 2017 Fall Student Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Richland Center, WI (Fall 2017)

 “Introduction to Undergraduate Research” UW Richland Undergraduate Research Series, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2017)

“Presenting Finding the Fountain of Youth”, Retired Educators of Southwest Wisconsin Summer Meeting, Richland Center, WI (Summer 2017)

“Researching the Fountain of Youth and Anti-Aging Movement”, Rotary Club of Richland Center May Meeting, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2017)

“Researching the Local History with the Richland Heritage Project”, Ancestors of Richland Center April Meeting, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2017)

Moderator, 2017 Spring Student Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Richland,  (Spring 2017)

Moderator, “How to Write a Research Proposal for Funding,” with Dale Murray, University of Wisconsin – Richland, Spring Student Brown Bag Discussion (Spring 2017)

“Aharon Zorea and Finding the Fountain of Youth”, WRCO Morning Show with Ron Fruit, Richland Center, WI (Spring, 2017)

“Campus Corner: The Fountain of Youth is Closer than you Think,” Invited Article for Richland Observer, November 30, 2016 (Richland Center, WI)

Moderator, 2016 Fall Student Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Richland, (Fall 2016)

“Why Christianity?  A Catholic Looks at Judaism,” Theology on Tap Speaker Series, Diocese of Madison, Madison, WI (Fall 2016)

“Anti-Aging and the Future of Old Age,” Schmitt Woodland Hills Retirement Center Luncheon Series, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2016)

“Introduction to Undergraduate Research” UW Richland Undergraduate Research Series, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2016)

Moderator, 2016 Spring Student Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Richland Center, WI (Spring 2016)

“Catholic History and Modern Science,” Madison Diocese Youth Outreach for Home School Families, Madison, WI (Spring 2016)

Moderator, 2015 Fall Student Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Richland Center, WI (Fall 2015)

“Introduction to Undergraduate Research” UW Richland Undergraduate Research Series, Richland, WI (Fall 2015)

“The Fountain of Youth” UW Colleges Extension Love of Learning Series, Richland Center, (Spring 2015)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2014 Student Research Symposium Richland Center (Spring 2015)

"LBJ's Great Society and the New Democratic Party" UW Sheboygan 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, Sheboygan, WI (Fall 2014)

"Oral History and the 4-H Experience" with Emily Rebhan, 4-H State Conference, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI (Summer 2014)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2014 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2014)

 “John F. Kennedy Remembered – A Death at Camelot and its Impact on a Generation” Town Hall Library, North Lake, WI (Fall 2013)

Poster Co-Presenter with Emily Rebhan and Judith Kennedy, “Oral History of 4-H Volunteers in Vernon County” 2013 Annual 4-H Youth Development Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI (Fall 2013)

Moderator and Commentator, “Bottom’s Up: Wisconsin Historical Society Documentary of Pubs, Taverns and Bars of Wisconsin” La Valle Public Library, La Valle, WI (Summer 2013)

“Using New Technology for Old Subjects”; Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID) – Madison, UW System Conference (Spring 2013)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2013 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2013)

Moderator and Commentator, “Bottom’s Up: Wisconsin Historical Society Documentary of Pubs, Taverns and Bars of Wisconsin” University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Spring 2013)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2012 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2012)

“Silent Saturdays” Four Part Love of Learning Series on Silent Films, University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)

Commentator for Christopher Price, “North Dakota Baptists and Nativist Sentiments, ca. 1900-1920” and Megan Stout Sibble, “Sisters of the South: Roman Catholic Nuns in African American Communities, 1935-1970”; Mankato State University, 2011 Northern Great Plains History Conference (Fall 2011)

Dramaturge Commentary, “Historical Context of Annie” Three Part Series on 1930s Politics and Social Policy, Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin, Richland Center (Summer 2011)

“Re-Accreditation 2012: Presenting the UW Colleges' Story to the Higher Learning Commission” with Holly Hassel; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Who, What, Where and Why? Mission and Integrity of the University of Wisconsin Colleges” with Jennifer Chamberlain, Steven Decker, Pamela Dollard, Craig Hurst, and Dan McCollum; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Are We Prepared for the Future? A Self-Study Discussion” with Kim Kostka, Amy Kabrhel, Bryson Mortensen, Scott Silet, Colleen Godfriaux, and Michael Pierick; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “How Do We Fulfill Our Educational Mission of Teaching Effectively and Helping Students Learn” with Nancy Chick, Dave Brigham, Amanda Hakemian, Laura Lee, LaVerne Harrison, and Katie Kalish; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge” with Brenda Rickert; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator for “How We Serve and Engage Our Many Constituencies” with Sarah Rudolph, Eric Giordano, Benjamin Schoenig, and Trudy Sirkis; University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, 2011 Colloquium (Spring 2011)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2011 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2011)

 “Valentines and It Happened One Night”; University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Fall 2010)

Moderator for “The Church Speaks… on Evolution”; Bipartisan Panel Discussion with Mike Breininger, Scott Walter, and Teno Groppi; University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2010)

Moderator, University of Wisconsin – Richland, 2010 Student Research Symposium (Spring 2010)

 “How History Shapes U.S. Foreign Affairs”; University of Wisconsin – Richland, Continuing Education (Spring 2010)

“UWR Talks & Listens: Perspectives on Student Preparedness” with Marnie Dresser, Clif Cavanaugh, and Linda Gentes; Panel Discussion for UW Richland Counselors Day on Campus (Fall 2009)

“Origins of the Old Testament Canon”; Richland County Lion’s Club, Richland Center, WI (Summer 2009)

Moderator for “Silent Film and Deaf Culture in Early 20th Century,” with Richard Eckert for Community Forum of University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2009)

Moderator for “Cross Discipline Panel Discussion on Technology and Arts in the Twentieth Century,” with James Aagaard, James Gollata, Carl Johnson, and Zoie Lutz; Community Forum of University of Wisconsin – Richland (Spring 2009)

“Faculty Based Student Advising: Following the Next Cutting Edge Trend … for more than 40 years,” Engaging Students in the First Year Conference, Beyond First-Year Seminar: Advising, Teaching & Engaging; University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac (Spring 2009)

“Richland County Heritage Project”; co-presentation with Jeff Groves, Schmitt Woodland Hills Community Forum Series, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2009)

Presented Workshop on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – full day (Spring 2008)

Presented Workshop II on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – half day (Summer 2008)

Presented Workshop III on Curriculum Development for faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s School, Richland Center – half day (Fall 2008)

“Charles Dickens in Industrial England”; Area Arts Classroom (ACC) Division of the Richland County Auditorium Association (Fall 2008)

Moderator for “The Church Speaks… on Current Political Issues of 2008 Presidential Election”; Bipartisan Panel Discussion with Mike Breininger, Larry Engel, Ken Halstead, Chuck Hayes, Eric Hesse; University of Wisconsin – Richland (Fall 2008)

“Community Forum on the 1939 Film, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ “, Auxiliary to the National Endowment for the Humanities Big Read program on John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath; Richland Center, WI (Spring 2008)

Moderator for “Panel Discussion with University of Wisconsin - Richland Faculty on the scientific, historical, and cultural impact of the 1930s Great Depression”; with Marnie Dresser, Norlene Emerson, James Gollata, and Darby Oldenburg, Auxiliary to the National Endowment for the Humanities Big Read program on John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Richland Center, WI (Spring 2008)

“Hoover and Organized Crime in the 1930s”; Northern Great Plains History Conference, Duluth, MN (Fall 2007)

“Theodore Roosevelt and the American Ideal”; University of Wisconsin Continuing Education, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2007)

“Keeping LEC100 Relevant, with Subject Specific Content”; University of Wisconsin – Colleges Enhancing Student’s First Year Conference, at UW-Fox Valley (Spring 2007)

“Panel Discussion on Civil Rights in American History and Culture,” with Neil Bard, Deborah Cureton, Michael Hall, and Kathy Necker; University of Wisconsin – Richland’s Shared Reading Experience of “The Secret Life of Bees”; Richland Center, WI (Spring 2006)

“Silent Reels of Richland County during the Early Twentieth Century”; Schmitt Woodland Hills Community Forum Series, Richland Center, WI (Fall 2006)

“Philosophy of Capital Punishment under Limited Government”; Institute for Humane Studies Conference, Scholarship and a Free Society, Participant Open Forum,  (Summer 2000)

“Biblical Narratives Portrayed Through Images”; Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Midday Gallery Event, (Spring 1999)

“Overview of Technology in the History Classroom”; Kentucky Association for Historians, (Fall 1997)

“One or Many? The Marriage of Advanced Technology and Traditional Pedagogy”; Independent Schools of Central States Conference, (Fall 1996)

 “Technology in the Model Classroom”; Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty & Staff Enrichment Program, (Fall 1996)

 “Isolationism and World War II on the Home Front”; Ohio State University Theatrum Militarum I, (Spring 1993)

“The New Measure: Political Power in the Modern World”; University of Alaska Academic Symposium, (Spring 1991)

 

Guest Lectures

   “American Athletics and Drugs” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Winterim 2018)

   “The Historical Context and Origin of the Bible as Literature,” (ENG285: Literature of Nature) for Marnie Dresser (Fall 2017)

   “Industrialization in the United States,” (ECO101: Introduction to Economics) for Faye Peng (Spring 2017)

   “Steroids and American Athletics” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Winterim 2017)

   “The Philosophy of History as an Humanity”, (ENG190: Special Topics in First Year English: Introduction to the Humanities) for Marnie Dresser (Fall 2016)

 “Performance Enhancing Drugs and American Athletics” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Winterim 2016)

 “Scholasticism and Transition from Medieval to Modern” (PHI226: Philosophical Ideas in Literature) for Dale Murray (Fall 2015)

 “History of the Humanities – from Platonic Rationalism to Modern Scientific Empiricism” (ENG190: Introduction to the Humanities) for Marnie Dresser (Fall 2015)

 “Steroids in American Culture” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Winterim 2015)

 “Future Trends in Sports: From Amateurs to Professionals” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Fall 2013)

 “Steroids in Sports” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Fall 2013)

 “Federalist – Antifederalist Debates” (Sparta High School Concurrent Enrollment HIS101: United States History to 1877) for Jon Thometz (Winterim 2013)

 “Origins of Judaism and Ancient History” (St. Mary’s Sixth Grade History) for Mary Broadbent (Winterim 2013)

 “Origins of Judaism and Ancient History” (St. Mary’s Sixth Grade History) for Mary Broadbent (Winterim 2012)

 “Public Policy Controversies over Birth Control in the 20th Century” (BIO184: Biology of Human Sexuality and Reproduction) for Teresa Schuller (Winterim 2013)

 “Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy” (PHI226: Philosophical Ideas in Literature) for Dale Murray (Fall, 2012)

 “Shift from Amateurs to Professionals” (HES217: Social Aspects of Sports) for Gail Hoffman (Spring 2012)

 “American Industrialization & Politics (1930-1960)” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Spring, 2008)

 “American Transcendentalism as Political Movement,” (ENG285: Literature of Nature) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2009)

 “Catholicism in the South” (ENG267: Contemporary Literature after 1945) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2008)

 “Slavery & Abolition in Antebellum America” (ENG267: Contemporary Literature after 1945) for Marnie Dresser (Fall, 2008)

 Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts” (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2007)

 “American Industrialization & Politics (1930-1960)” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Spring, 2007)

 “Historical Research Methods” (LEC100: Orientation); Linda Gentes (Fall 2006)

 “Renaissance Humanism and Art” (ART183:  History Renaissance to Modern); for Tom Kleese (Fall 2006)

  Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts” (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2006)

  Multiple Lectures on “Vietnamese and America Conflicts”  (HIS118 – Hybrid Course); for Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin - Baraboo (Spring 2005)