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William John Shepherd
Associate Archivist

Aquinas Hall 101

William John Shepherd attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), receiving a BA in History with minors in International Studies and German in 1984 and a MA in History with a concentration in British history in 1986. He began his archival career as an intern at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, MD, 1988-1989, and has been employed at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives of CUA since 1989, serving as Acting Archivist in 1994-1995, Assistant Archivist from 1995 to 2002, and Associate Archivist since 2002.

Mr. Shepherd has served as a panel grant reviewer for The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and was a contributor to An Historical List of Public Officials of Maryland, 1634-1990. (1990), The New Catholic Encyclopedia (2003), Paul Hanly Furfey's Quest for a Good Society (2005), and The Columbia Guide to Irish-American History (2005). He has also authored or co-authored articles in the Newsletter of the Scotch Irish Society of the United States of America, Pennsylvania History, Potomac Catholic Heritage, U.S. Catholic Historian, and Washington History as well as book reviews in the academic journals Catholic Library World, The Historian, Journal of British Studies, and Washington History; association publications such as the Churchill Center's Finest Hour and the Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute; and the magazines America's Civil War, Military History and World War II.

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