Top of Page
Skip main navigation

Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D.

Gary Gershman

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History and Political Science

Honors Courses

HONR 2010K Assassin’s Creed
HONR 2000H Famous American Trials

Honors Engagement

  • Serves on Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Speaker at Honors College events
  • Regularly participates in Honors co-curricular activities

Research Focus

  • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law and History
  • American History
  • Sports History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies


  • Ph.D. Duke University
  • J.D. Villanova University
  • M.A. Duke University
  • B.A. Villanova University
  • Dissertation focused on constitutional guarantees of religious freedom in the U.S. and Canada

Gary Gershman teaches a wide variety of classes at NSU, including American History, American Government, Constitutional History, Civil and Political Liberties, Crime and Punishment, Sports and History, the Balkans, and the Holocaust. He also leads a Travel Study course on genocide. Gershman has published books and articles on the death penalty, the Congress, and sports history. He is currently working on a book about the history of sports rivalry in America.

Return to top of page