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Diane M. Boucher
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Diane.M.Boucher@uscga.edu
(860) 444-8383
DIANE M. BOUCHER
Instructor
Humanities Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Diane is a native of Massachusetts whose research focuses on colonial and early American history, trans-Atlantic slavery, and African American history. She has taught courses at Fitchburg State University, given numerous presentations at scholarly conferences, and presented workshops for the National Archives and Research Administration. Diane and her husband Denis love to play street hockey, hike, and go fishing. 

Education:
  • Ph.D. in American History, Specialization in African American and Atlantic World Studies, Clark University
  • M.A., in Politics, Brandeis University
  • B.A., in Music Education, Anna Maria College

Courses Taught:
  • U.S. History I and II
  • Leaders in U.S. History
  • American Social Movements

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • “Murder and Mayhem on the East Florida Frontier,” The Florida Historical Quarterly 
  • “Utility of V.O. Key’s Black Population Density Theory of Southern Politics in the Desegregation of Southern U.S. Public Universities 1948-1963.” Journal of Negro Education  
  • “Balancing Community, Opportunity, and Authority: Negotiating Power in Late Eighteenth-Century Colonial East Florida,” Early European and American Studies Conference, France
  • “The Howard Industrial School for Colored Women and Children: Examining the Freedmen’s Bureau Migration Experiment in Cambridgeport, Mass,” New England Historical Association

Honors:
  • NEH Munson Institute “Maritime Commons” Fellowship
  • John Carter Brown Library, Ruth and Lincoln Eckstrom Fellowship
  • Clark University Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching American History Scholar, Fitchburg State University

Professional Memberships:
  • American Historical Association
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History
  • New England Historical Association