Faculty: History

Rachel A. Batch, PhDRachel Batch, PhD
Associate Professor and Department Chair

Telephone: 610-499-1137
Email: rabatch@mail.widener.edu
Office: Kapelski Learning Center

Degree: PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Courses Taught: Modern American history: U.S. labor, industrial, immigration, and ethnic history, Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1865-1914), America Between the Wars (1914-1945), and Recent America (1945-present)

Research Interests

Social and cultural history approaches to workers and work cultures of the 20th century; the development and impact of welfare capitalism in Pennsylvania's coal mining communities