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Gary P. Gershman, J.D., Ph.D.

Gary Gershman
(954) 262-8211


  • Ph.D. Duke University
  • J.D. Villanova University
  • M.A. Duke University
  • B.A. Villanova University

Professional Interests

Gary P. Gershman, Ph.D., focuses on civil rights and civil liberties, and American social and cultural history. In teaching and studying these topics he has written two books: The Death Penalty on Trial and The Congress. In addition, he has published articles on an array of topics most recently in sports history where his most recent research is focused on the history of sports rivalry in the United States, looking at its cultural, economic and social roots.

Dr. Gershman has taught a wide variety of classes at NSU including American history, American Government, Constitutional History, Civil and Political Liberties, as well as courses in Crime and Punishment, Sports and History, the Balkans and the Holocaust. He also leads a study travel class on genocide (visiting Poland, Serbia and Bosnia). 

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law and History
  • American History
  • Sports History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Courses Taught

  • HIST 3010: Constitutional History I
  • HIST 3450: History of American Immigration
  • HIST 4700: Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond
  • HONR 2000H: Honors Seminar: Famous American Trials
  • LGST 4100: First Amendment

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