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Patrick R. Potyondy

Patrick is a doctoral candidate and graduate associate at The Ohio State University History Department with research interests in urban history, the history and foundations of education, and modern US history with a focus on race and ethnicty. He is currently serving as the managing editor for Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. His dissertation examines the rise and fall of urban public institutions between 1940 and the present. The project analyzes the intersections between evolving public housing policies, the civil rights movement, competing memories of that era, and the challenges facing public historians seeking to memorialize the time period. He just recently began collecting oral histories of individuals who lived on the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio.

He has taught several classes including modern western civilization, U.S. history since 1963, and social movements in U.S. history and will teach a modern U.S. history survey and early American history survey this coming academic year.