Faculty Profile

Rachel Moran

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
History
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2013.
Major: History/Women's Studies
Degree Specialization: 20th century US politics, women and gender, history of the human sciences
Dissertation Title: Body Politic: Physique and Government in Twentieth - Century America
MA, Pennsylvania State University, 2008.
Major: History/Women's Studies
BA, Syracuse University, 2006.
Major: History/Women's Studies

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 4407.031, Fitness Culture in U.S. History, Summer 2021
HIST 5900.801, Special Problems, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 4406.001, Sickness and Health in U.S. History, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4406.201, Sickness and Health in U.S. History, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.003, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4405.001, History of the Body, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.002, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.031, Topics in US History, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2019 SPOT
HIST 2685.001, Honors United States History Since 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.738, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 2620.004, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4405.001, History of the Body, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.003, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2685.001, Honors United States History Since 1865, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4406.001, Sickness and Health in U.S. History, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.003, Topics in US History, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.003, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.003, Topics in US History, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.003, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.006, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.003, Topics in US History, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.002, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.003, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.001, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.005, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.002, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 2620.004, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 2620.014, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4260.001, Topics in History, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 2620.007, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2014 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Academic Blog
Moran, R. (2019). Openness and Authority in Pregnancy: Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves. Nursing Clio. https://nursingclio.org/2019/05/29/openness-and-authority-in pregnancy-lucy-knisleys-kid-gloves
Moran, R. (2019). Pharmacological Innovation and the Desire to Simplify Postpartum Depression. Nursing Clio. https://nursingclio.org/2019/04/16/pharmacological-innovation-and-the-desire-to-simplify-postpartum-depression
Moran, R. (2018). Body Building as Social Welfare: How the Language of Weight Justified the Civilian Conservation Corps. Food, Fatness, Fitness: Critical Perspectives. http://foodfatnessfitness.com/2018/09/01/body-building-civilian-conservation-corps
Moran, R. (2018). The Inaccurate and Dangerous Premise of the GOP Farm Bill. History News Network (HNN). https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/169069
Moran, R. (2018). Change We Need? Why the Name of the President’s Fitness Council Matters. Nursing Clio. https://nursingclio.org/2018/05/08/change-we-need-why-the-name-of-the-presidents-fitness-council-matters
Moran, R. (2018). Selling American Vigor: The Cold War and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Process: A Blog for American History (OAH). http://www.processhistory.org/moran-selling-american-vigor/
Moran, R. (2015). Don’t Eat That, Eat This: The Troubled History of Food Stamps and Nutrition. Nursing Clio. http://nursingclio.org/2015/06/23/health-welfare-and-food-stamp-politics/
Moran, R. (2014). The Nanny State on Your Plate?. Nursing Clio. http://nursingclio.org/2014/12/18/the-nanny-state-on-your-plate/
Book Chapter
Mittelstadt, J., Moran, R., Hewitt, N. A., Valk, A. (2021). Gender, Sexuality, and the State. Companion to American Women’s History, 2nd ed. (2), . Wiley-Blackwell Press. https://www.wiley.com/en-us/A+Companion+to+American+Women%27s+History%2C+2nd+Edition-p-9781119522638
Moran, R. (2019). Fears of a Nanny State: Centering Gender and Family in the Political History of Regulation. Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo31043679.html
Moran, R. (2015). Weighing in about Weight: Advisory Power in the Bureau of Home Economics. Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/remaking_home_economics
Book Review
Moran, R. (2016). Review of Edward Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt, The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy. Business History Review. Business History Review. 90(2), .
Moran, R. (2014). Review of Ira Katznelson, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time. 48(2), 657-658. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9226567&fulltextType=BR&fileId=S0021875814000085
Moran, R. (2012). Review of Dona Brown, Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self- Sufficiency in Modern America. 46(2), E40. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8600125&fulltextType=BR&fileId=S0021875812000679
Journal Article
Moran, R. (2011). Consuming Relief: Food Stamps and the New Welfare of the New Deal. Journal of American History. 1001-1022. http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/4/1001.short
Newspaper Op Ed
Moran, R. (2018). Why American Policy is Leaving Millions Hungry. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/08/07/why-american-policy-is-leaving-millions-hungry

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Moran, R., "National Science Foundation Scholars Award," Sponsored by National Science Foundation - Science, Technology and Society Program, Federal, $162619 Funded. (July 2019 – Present).
Moran, R., "Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship," Sponsored by Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Other, $2200 Funded. (March 2017March 2018).
Moran, R., "Fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology," Sponsored by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Private, $5000 Funded. (January 2017December 2017).
Moran, R., "Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellow," Sponsored by German Historical Institute, International, $9600 Funded. (June 2013June 2014).
Moran, R., "Emerging Scholars Fellowship, Home Economics: Classroom, Corporate, and Cultural Interpretations Revisited," Sponsored by University of Georgia (Home Economics initiative), Other, $1000 Funded. (January 2012December 2012).
Moran, R., "Graduate Student Summer Residency," Sponsored by Institute for Arts and Humanities, The Pennsylvania State Univeristy, Other, $4000 Funded. (June 2012August 2012).
Moran, R., "Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship," Sponsored by Woodrow Wilson Foundation, International, $25000 Funded. (August 2011July 2012).
Moran, R., "Miller Center Fellowship in Politics and History," Sponsored by Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia., Other, Funded. (August 2011July 2012).
Moran, R., "The Crawford Family Fellowship in Ethical Inquiry," Sponsored by Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts, Other, $18500 Funded. (August 2010July 2011).
Moran, R., "Dean’s Fellowship in the History of Home Economics," Sponsored by Cornell University, Other, $6500 Funded. (June 2010August 2010).
Moran, R., "Rock Ethics Institute Fellowship," Sponsored by Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Other, $9600 Funded. (January 2010May 2010).
Grant - Research
Moran, R., "Research Seed Grant," Sponsored by Research and Economic Development office, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $2435 Funded. (April 2016April 2017).
Moran, R., "National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $10000 Funded. (January 2011December 2011).
Moran, R., "History of Science Society travel grant," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $250 Funded. (November 1, 2011November 6, 2011).
Moran, R., "Eisenhower Presidential Library archival research grant," Sponsored by Eisenhower Presidential Library, Federal, $750 Funded. (June 2010August 2010).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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