Julia M Gossard


Associate Dean for Research

Julia M Gossard

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 338B
Phone: 435-797-3653
Email: julia.gossard@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2015

MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2011

BA, Southern Methodist University, 2008


Dr. Julia M. Gossard is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of History, and Distinguished Associate Professor of Honors Education. As a researcher, she examines the history of society through quantitative and qualitative research methods. Dr. Gossard has received competitive research funding from the American Historical Association, the Mellon Foundation, the Newberry Library, the Society for the History of Childhood & Youth, the Society for French Historical Studies, and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, to name a few. Dr. Gossard’s excellence in research has been recognized with the Fass-Sandin Prize (2019) from the Society for the History of Childhood & Youth as well as the Best Article Prize (2017) from the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth along with several honorable mention citations from other prestigious organizations for her publications. In 2021 she published her book, Young Subjects: Children, State-Building, and Social Reform in the 18th-century French World, with McGill-Queen’s University Press. She is currently working on three book projects, Encountering Childhoods in Vast Early America (under contract with Routledge Press), Habits of Mind: Designing General Education Courses for Student Success (Open Access with USU), and revamping the primary source interactives and history skills tutorials for Western Civilizations (W.W. Norton). A proponent of high-impact, innovative teaching, Dr. Gossard’s teaching portfolio at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expansive with specialties in gender, family, sexuality, and childhood; the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions; and historical research methods and theory. Each summer, Dr. Gossard helps facilitate the Mountain West Center’s Bennion Teachers’ Workshop.