Dr. Vikki J. Deakin - Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Department of History
Weber State University
1205 University Circle
Ogden, UT  84408-1205
Office: 801-626-6712


Ph.D. in History; University of Missouri-Columbia, August 2002
            --supervised by Dr. John L. Bullion 

M.A. in History; University of Missouri-Columbia, May 1996
            --thesis entitled “The Origins of the Religious Beliefs of Thomas Paine”

B.A. in History; University of Missouri-Columbia, December 1993

Previous Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002-2005

Teaching Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-2000.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Columbia College, Jefferson City, MO.  October 1998-1999.


History 1700 – American Civilization
History 2700 -- U.S. History to Reconstruction
History 2710 -- U.S. History since Reconstruction
History 4010 -- Colonial America (1400s-1763)
History 4020 -- The American Revolution (1763-1791)
History 3250 – Religion in American History
History 3030 – African American History

Topics Courses:

The American Revolution: America’s First War
The Social and Intellectual History of the American Revolution


My Pen and My Soul Have Ever Gone Together: Thomas Paine and the American Revolution (Routledge Press), 2005.

In Liberating Strife: An American History Reader (Cognella Academic Publishing), 2017

I am also under contract with Greenwood Press (Praeger Division) to write a book for a new series they are publishing.  The new series will be on Civil-Military Relations during all of the U.S. wars and I have been asked to write the inaugural volume on the American Revolution.   


Faculty Advisor for Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society), Weber State University
            --accompanied the Phi Alpha Theta College Bowl team to the Regional competition in Tuscon, Arizona, February 23-25, 2006

Faculty Advisor for Delta Sigma Nu (African-American Students’ Honor Society), Weber State University

Major Fair, WSU

Weber State University History Fair, 2006

Holocaust Commemoration Committee, WSU


Graduate School Panel, October 11, 2005 (with Susan Matt and Prasanna Reddy)

Weber Historical Society, October 17, 2005, “One God and No More:” The Strange Mission of  Thomas Paine”

Thomas Paine Symposium, October 21-22, 2005, San Diego State University.  I moderated a panel on Thomas Paine’s political and religious beliefs.

Weber State University, November 10, 2005, Stewart Library Special Collections, “My Pen and My Soul Have Ever Gone Together”: Thomas Paine and the American Revolution

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, University of Utah, April 22, 2006, Moderator of a Panel on the Cold War in U.S. History