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Email: jcoyne2@luc.edu

Office: Crown Center 557

Advisor: Dr. Elliott Gorn


Ph.D. student in American History, Loyola University Chicago, expected 2021

MLA, Master of Liberal Arts, St. Edward's University, 2015

B.S., Computer Science / Social and Cultural History, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in American urban history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specific areas of interest include issues of race and ethnicity, ownership and navigation of contested spaces, and the way technology shapes and impacts the urban environment.

My dissertation seeks to understand the integration of computers into the educational system from 1965 through 1999, exploring the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, and the corporations producing educational software.

Awards and Fellowships

2015-2020, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago

2017, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society

2016, Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Special Project, St. Edward's University

2015, Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Graduate, St. Edward's University

2007, Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society

Teaching Experience

Teacher of Record, Loyola University Chicago, 2018-2019

  • Fall 2018 - Western Civilization II
  • Spring 2019 - Western Civilization II

Adjunct Professor, St. Edward's University, 2016

  • Summer 2016 - Modern Revolutions

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, 2015-present

  • Spring 2018 - Western Civilization II
  • Fall 2017 - Western Civilization I
  • Spring 2017 - United States Since 1865
  • Fall 2016 - Western Civilization I
  • Spring 2016 - Global History Since 1500
  • Fall 2015 - United States Since 1865

Teaching Assistant, St. Edward's University, 2013-2015

  • Spring 2015 - Modern Revolutions
  • Fall 2014 - Public History
  • Fall 2013 - Rhetoric and Composition II

Panels & Presentations

"Decolonizing the Archive: The May Weber Collection in a Digital World," poster presentation with Dr. Catherine Nichols at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Fall 2018.

"Mainframes and Microcomputers: Early Computing Technology in American Education," presented at Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Fall 2018.

Moderator for "Addressing Accessibility after Design," panel discussion at Loyola University Chicago Digital Accessibility conference, Spring 2018.

Panelist Commentator for "An Afternoon at (Virtual) Walden: A Panel Discussion with Tracy Fullerton (USC)," for the Loyola University Chicago Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Fall 2017.

"Windy City Underground: The Forgotten Freight Tunnels of the Chicago Tunnel Company," presented at Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Fall 2017.

"A Network of Air in the Windy City: Chicago's Fleeting Pneumatic Age," presented at Eighth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, Fall 2016.

"The Lynching of Henry Smith: Violence and Managed Messaging in Paris, Texas, 1893," presented at University of Michigan Graduate Conference in U.S. History, Spring 2016.


"Keeping Austin White: The Formalization of Segregation in Austin, Texas, 1900-1930." In Essays on Race, Gender, and Politics in World History, edited by Sace Elder, 183-212. Champaign: Common Ground Research Networks, 2017.

"Destory History." Digital project. Epoiesen http://dx.doi.org/10.22215/epoiesen/2017.4


Loyola Graduate Student Advisory Council, graduate student association

  • President, 2019-2020
  • Treasurer, 2018-2019

Loyola History Graduate Student Association, graduate student association

  • Vice President, 2017-2018
  • HGSA Conference Lunch Panel Co-chair, 2016-2017
  • Media Coordinator, 2016-2017

May Weber Ethnographic Collection, on-campus ethnographic archive

  • Digital Catalogue Development Intern, 2017

Chrysler Village History Project, community history organization

  • Oral History Committee Chair, 2015-2016
  • Community Day Committee Member, 2015-2016

Lakefront Historian, public history blog 

  • Contributor, 2015-present

New Literati, student-run literary journal

  • Editor, 2013-2014
  • Editor-in-Chief, 2014-2015
Author: Lucas Coyne
Last modified: 1/7/2020 1:16 PM (EDT)