Dr. Michael Carrafiello

Contact Information

Hamilton Campus
Room 220 Renschler Hall
Hamilton, OH 45011
513 785 3092
Michael Carrafiello

Professor of History, Hamilton Campus


PhD 1987, Vanderbilt University

MA, Vanderbilt University

BA, Rollins College

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • England since 1485
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Colonial America
Courses Recently Taught: 
  • HST 112 Survey of U.S. History
  • AMS/HST 367 The United States in the 1960s
Selected Publications: 
  • "Diplomatic Failure: James Buchanan's Inaugural Address," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, vol. 77, no. 2, Spring 2010
  • “St. Paul and the Polemicists: The Robert Parsons-Thomas Morton Exchanges, 1606-1610,” The Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2009
  • “Archives of Passion: Using Love Letters to Teach the Methods of Historical Enquiry,” AURCO Journal, Spring 2009
  • Robert Parsons and English Catholicism, 1580-1610, Associated University Presses, 1998
Selected Grants and Awards: 
  • Principal Investigator for several ongoing Teaching American History Grants from the U.S. Department of Education, on behalf of Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, Princeton, Northwest, and Mason Schools
  • Honors for Excellence Medal, Hamilton City School District, October 2003
Work in Progress: 

Dr. Carrafiello’s current book project is entitled A “House Divided”: The Democratic Party on the Eve of Civil War, 1856-60.