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Nathan M. Sorber

Associate Professor of Higher Education, West Virginia University

* Director of the School of Education
* Author of four books on land-grant colleges and the history of American higher education
* Editor of the book series Perspectives on the History of Higher Education


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, West Virginia University
  • 2019–present
    Chairperson / Director, West Virginia University


  • 2011 
    Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Higher Education
  • 2004 
    Vanderbilt University, M.A. in Higher Education
  • 2002 
    Bucknell University, B.A. Economics and Political Sciences


  • 2021
    Change and Continuity in American Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Innovations, Routledge
  • 2019
    Land-Grant Colleges and Popular Revolt: The Origins of the Morrill Act and the Reform of Higher Education, Cornell University Press
  • 2017
    American Higher Education in the Postwar Era, 1945-1970, Routledge
  • 2013
    The Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education, Transaction Press

Professional Memberships

  • History of Education Society
  • American Education Research Association