Faculty Profile

Dr. Janet Irons

jirons@lhup.edu | 214 RaubHall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2164


Ph.D., U.S. History, Duke University

B.A. Philosophy, Yale University

Courses Most Commonly Taught: U.S. History Surveys, Recent U.S. History, African-American History, U.S. Labor History, U.S. in Prosperity and Depression, Pennsylvania History, Oral History

Research Interests: Twentieth-century working-class history, oral history

Selected Publications: 

Testing the New Deal:  The General Textile Strike of 1934 in the American South, University of Illinois Press, 2000.

“The Challenge of National Unionism:  Southern Textile Workers and the General Textile Strike of 1934,” in “We Are All Leaders:” The Alternative Unionism of the Early 1930s, edited by Staughton Lynd, University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Area of Expertise: Former member and vice-chair of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Board