Phyllis Gernhardt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8130


  • Doctor of Philosophy in History – Bowling Green State University
  • Master of Arts in History – Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and English – The University of Texas at Tyler

Professional Experience

  • Consultant for local history societies
  • Academic adviser for History majors and Social Studies Secondary Education majors
  • Previously served as chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Serves on several University of Saint Francis committees
  • Currently serves as director of the School of Liberal Arts Center for Academic Excellence and Scholarship


  • Gernhardt, P. (2006). ‘Justice and Public Policy’: Indian Trade, Treaties, and Removal from Northern Indiana, 1826-1846. In D.P. Barr (Ed.), The Boundaries between Us. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press.
  • Several book reviews and conference presentations
    Professional Memberships
  • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
  • Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • American Society for Ethnohistory

Research Interests

  • 19th century American frontier and west, particularly focusing on Native Americans in the Great Lakes region and Indian policy

Curriculum Vitae

View Phyllis Gernhardt’s curriculum vitae.