Dr. Thomas Mach serves as Vice President for Academics and Professor of History. He teaches courses in United States History and worldview integration. His area of research interest is 19th century America, specifically focused on the political history of the American Civil War and the Gilded Age. He has researched the role of Ohio and Ohio's politicians in national politics during the 19th century and the history of Cedarville University. He was selected to attend the American History Seminar on the Gilded Age sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Council of Independent Colleges hosted by Stanford University. Dr. Mach's published works include Gentleman George" Hunt Pendleton: A Political Biography of George Hunt Pendleton (Kent State University Press, 2007), Cedarville University: Inspiring Greatness for 125 Years (co-authored with J. Murray Murdoch, Donning Co. Pub., 2012), and numerous articles and submissions.
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D., University of Akron
- M.A., Cleveland State University
- B.A., Cedarville University
- "Gentleman George" Hunt Pendleton: A Study in Political Continuity (Thomas S. Mach) Faculty Dissertations (1996)
- Transformed Minds (Marc A. Clauson, Robert G. Parr, Mark Caleb Smith, et al.) Faculty Books (2015)
- Cedarville University: Inspiring Greatness for 125 Years (J. Murray Murdoch and Thomas S. Mach) Histories of Cedarville University (2012)
- Gentleman George Hunt Pendleton: Party Politics and Ideological Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (Thomas S. Mach) Faculty Books (2007)
- Civil Service Reform (Thomas S. Mach) History and Government Faculty Publications (2003)
- Interests: Reading, spending time with family, golf, golf-club making
- Why Cedarville: I was thankful to return to Cedarville in 2000 because of the university's commitment to the Word of God and because of the impact that it had on my life. Too few institutions remain committed to the position that the Bible is inerrant and is authoritative in faith and life. That foundation allows for truly biblical integration that takes place in classes everyday on Cedarville's campus. The investment made in me as a student by the faculty of Cedarville inspired me to want to teach and mentor students myself. Cedarville marked my life for good and served to ground me well in the timeless truth of Scripture.