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Borucki, Wesley
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Dr. Borucki, who has taught at PBA since 2003, specializes in the Antebellum South, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Colonial history. Dr. Borucki is also part of the faculty of the Frederick M. Supper Honors Program. Dr. Borucki’s first book, entitled George H.W. Bush: In Defense of Principle will appear in early 2011 from Nova Science Publishers as part of its First Men: America’s Presidents Series.  He has published an article in the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, entitled, "You're Dixie's Football Pride: American College Football and the Resurgence of Southern Nationalism." He has also written book reviews for The Journal of Southern History, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, and The Alabama Review. Dr. Borucki had the honor of serving as both a Junior Fellow and Senior Fellow in The University of Alabama's Blount Undergraduate Initiative, in which he taught the freshman sequence of this interdisciplinary studies program that is similar to PBA's humanities core program in its subject matter. At Alabama, he also served as editor-in-chief of the journal Southern Historian in 1998-1999. He is a contributor to Oxford University Press's Encyclopedia of African American History, Macmillan Press's multi-volume Civil Rights in the United States, and the Gale Group’s Women in World History. His dissertation, "Yankees in King Cotton's Court: Northerners in Antebellum and Wartime Alabama," has been the basis of presentations at the Families at War Conference at the University of Richmond, the Alabama Studies Symposium in Montgomery and local historical group meetings for the Alabama Humanities Foundation's Speakers Bureau. Dr. Borucki has been a long-standing member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is currently the secretary of the vestry of Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach. He served as a lay delegate to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's convention in St. Louis in 1998 and to the LCMS’s Florida-Georgia District Convention in Lake Mary in 2006.



Contact Information
(561) 803-2606
Office: Rinker School 1344
Campus: West Palm Beach
School: The School of Arts and Sciences History and Political Science (UG) Honors (UG) Humanities (UG)


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