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Ceremony of Investiture: Graham A. Peck, Ph.D.
The University of Illinois Springfield invites you to join the Ceremony of Investiture honoring Graham A. Peck, Ph.D. as the Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies.

During the ceremony, Dr. Graham Peck will receive a medallion that symbolizes his position as a distinguished professor. After this, he will present a lecture, Abraham Lincoln and the Making of an Antislavery Nation.

Sep 24, 2020 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Graham A. Peck, Ph.D.
UIS Professor, History
Graham A. Peck, Ph.D. earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University, Hayward, and received his master’s and doctorate in American History from Northwestern University. He taught at Saint Xavier University in Chicago for 17 years before joining the History Department at UIS in 2019 as the Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies. Graham has taught classes on U.S. History, Illinois History and Historical Methods, and hopes to create new courses that focus on Abraham Lincoln. Graham’s published scholarship—which includes multiple articles and the book “Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the Battle Over Freedom”— focuses on antebellum American political history, and particularly on Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, and the origins of the Civil War. His scholarship goes beyond the written word, as evidenced by the feature-length film he wrote, directed and produced on Douglas for use at the Douglas Tomb State Historic Site in Chicago.