Central Connecticut State University History DepartmentCentral Connecticut State University - History Department

A. J. Scopino, Jr.

A. J. Scopino, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of History 

Phone: 860-832-2800 
Email: scopinoa@ccsu.edu 

Dr. Scopino received his A.B. in history from the University of New England (1970), an A.M. in history at Brown University (1973) and Ph.D. in United States History at the University of Connecticut (1993). His fields of interest include social and cultural history with an expertise in the History of Religions in America. Therefore, art, literature, music, religion, architecture, urban growth, and popular culture occupy an important place in his classes.  A nominee on numerous occasions, he won CCSU’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008 for adjunct faculty. He has been a member of the History department at CCSU from 1986-1991 and from 1993 to the present.

Selected Publications:

  • “Community, Class, and Conflict: The Waterbury Trolley Strike of 1903,” Connecticut History, (March 1984): 29-46.
  • American Legislative Leaders, ed. James Sharp, Westport. CT: Greenwood Press, 1984-1992, 3 vols. Contributed articles on six Connecticut Speakers of the House.
  • The Progressive Era: 1900-1917, (edited) Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1996.
  • World War I: The Great War, (edited) Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1997.
  • The Struggle for Religious Freedom in America, (edited) Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1997.
  • Encyclopedia of African American Associations, ed. Nina Mjagkij, New York: Garland Press, 2001. (Contributed 14 articles on African American religion.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front. New York: Acclaim, 1997. Contributed the essay to accompany a Classics Illustrated edition of the novel. 
  • Healing the Brokenness: A Centennial Portrait of the Capitol Region Conference of Churches, 1900-2000, West Hartford, CT: Wolf Printing, 2000. 
  • “Timothy Drew, ‘Noble Drew Ali’: Popular Religion in the Promised Land,” in Portraits of African American Life Since 1865, ed. Nina Mjagkij, Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 2003. 
  • Reviews of works dealing with American religions and social and cultural history have appeared in Religious Studies Review,Louisiana History, the Journal of Southern Religion, the South Carolina Historical MagazineReligious Socialism, the Journal of Baptist Studies, the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society,Connecticut History, and the Western Journal of Black Studies.