Joseph Cullon

Lecturer in History


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (History), 2003
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (History), 1998
M.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Environmental Studies), 1995
B.S. Cornell University (Natural Resources), 1991

Joseph Cullon received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2003.  He taught for several years as an assistant professor at Dartmouth College before moving to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He has twice served as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, first at the American Antiquarian Society (2005-2006) and then with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary (2008-2009).  Professor Cullon works across the boundaries of early American social, economic, environmental and technological history.  Presently, he is completing revisions to his first monograph, Work upon the Ark: New England Shipbuilding and the Launching of the British Maritime Empire (under contract with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Imprint of the University of North Carolina Press). In this manuscript, Professor Cullon breaks down the too often dichotomous pairing of land and water in Atlantic history to reveal that English colonial development was an amphibious affair.  In addition, Wiley-Blackwell will soon publish his documents collection on the American Revolution as part of its “Uncovering the Past” series.