The School of Arts and Sciences
History and Political Science (UG)
Full Name: Roger Chapman
Associate Professor of History
B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.
Dr. Chapman, who joined Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007, teaches American history, Russian history, history of modern terrorism, history of the American presidents, and modern humanities. Previously, he taught at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois, and served a stint as a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Dr. Chapman is the editor of the two-volume Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices (2010), editor of Social Scientists Explain the Tea Party Movement (2012), and co-editor of the three-volume Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices (2014). In addition, he has presented at various national conferences, including the American Studies Association and the joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, and published in academic journals from the Journal of Cold War Studies to Film & History to the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. Dr. Chapman is currently an editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Popular Culture as well as the Journal of American Studies of Turkey. Prior to pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Chapman was an Army Ranger, newspaper reporter, legislative aide, teacher at a “MK” (missionary kids) school in Guatemala, and a Church of Christ missionary in Russia. Long happily married, he is the father of two daughters who are now young adults.