Skip to main content

Daniel McInerney

Daniel McInerney


Professor - Slavery and antislavery, the art and science of memory, U.S. cultural history

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 323H

Phone: 435-797-1283

Daniel J. McInerney is professor of history and associate department head in the Utah State History Department. He completed his Ph.D. at Purdue University in 1984. His research centers on nineteenth-century U.S. history, focusing on social reform. Dr. McInerney is the author of two books: The Fortunate Heirs of Freedom: Abolition and Republican Thought (1994) and A Travellers' History of the United States (2000). Translations of the latter work appeared in 2009 in both Russian (Midgard Press) and Chinese (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press). His current research focuses on 19th-century mnemonics reform, a movement that sought to strengthen and enhance the functions of memory. Since 2008, he has worked on projects tied to teaching and learning with the Utah System of Higher Education, the American Historical Association, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. His pedagogical publications have appeared in AHA Perspectives on History, The History Teacher, World History Connected, and Arts & Humanities in Higher Education.

Teaching Interests

Civil War & Reconstruction, U.S. social and cultural reform, U.S. early republic

Research Interests

Slavery and antislavery, the art and science of memory, U.S. cultural history


  • PhD – Purdue University - 1984
  • MA – Purdue University - 1976
  • BA – Manhattan College - 1972