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Allan Lichtman

Distinguished Professor
Department of History

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Faculty Affiliate, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
  • Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He became an Assistant Professor of History at American University in 1973 and a Full Professor in 1980. He was the recipient of the Scholar/Teacher of the year award for 1992-93. He has published seven books and several hundred popular and scholarly articles. He has lectured in the US and internationally and provided commentary for major US and foreign networks and leading newspapers and magazines across the world. He has been an expert witness in more than 75 civil and voting rights cases. His book, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. His prediction system, the Keys to the White House, has correctly predicted the outcomes of all US presidential elections since 1984.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Harvard University
    BA, Brandeis University

  • CAS - History
  • Battelle Tompkins - 147
  • Monday 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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  • Spring 2014

  • Fall 2014

    • HIST-449 Topics in U.S. History: Modern Presidency: FDR-Obama
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    • HNRS-300 Honors Collqm in Arts & Hum: American Conservatism
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