James Karmel, Ph.D.
Dr. Karmel is a Professor of History with a strong interest in supporting student
success throughout his 20+ year career in higher education. With a doctorate in American
History, he has connected a lifelong passion for History with equal enthusiasm for
education. Dr. Karmel is an expert in civil rights history and casino gaming. He also
specializes in oral history, public history, economic history distance learning, and
adjunct faculty development.
- B.S., State University of New York, College at Brockport
- M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)
- Secondary Social Studies Certificate, State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
- Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)
- American business history: banking, casinos & gambling, politics
- Civil rights
- Oral history
- distance learning
Karmel, James R., [Project Director] “Active Learning and Student Engagement: Understanding
the Civil Rights Era in Harford County, MD.” National Endowment for the Humanities
grant. 2019-2021. Harford Civil Rights Project: https://harfordcivilrights.org/
Karmel, James R. (2012). Developing public history at a community college. History@Work. http://publichistorycommons.org/author/james-karmel/
Karmel, James R. (2008). Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era, London: Pickering & Chatto.
Karmel, James R. (2008). Maryland Outlook…..Michael Pollack’s Gaming Industry Observer, 13(18).
Karmel, James R. (2003). The Market Moment: Banking and Politics in Jeffersonian Pennsylvania, 1810-1815. Pennsylvania History, 70(1).
Karmel, James R. (2003). Teaching a Web-based History Course. NISOD Innovations Abstracts 25(19).
- History 103 – United States History I
- History 104 – United States History II
- History 203- American Military History
- History 204 – History of Modern Russia
- History 207 – African American History
- History 216 – Introduction to Public History
- History 283 – Internship in Public History
- Business Administration 113 – Introduction to Casino Management
- Public History
- Business Administration