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CAHSS Faculty Awarded William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Senior Research Grant

Charles Zelden, Ph.D.

Charles Zelden, Ph.D.

Charles Zelden, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been awarded the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Senior Research Grant. Zelden was one of only four senior researchers offered grants by the Foundation.

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, established in 1930, has been primarily concerned with the publication of books in the field of American legal history. The Foundation also makes grants to support important work in all facets of American legal history including archival preservation, scholarly study of original documents, original research in all areas of the law, and research and writing of biographies of major legal figures.

Zelden is working on a new book, a biography tentatively titled The Judge Intuitive: Joseph C. Hutcheson, Jr., Southern Federal Judge. The grant will support Zelden’s research in archives located along the East Coast, in the mid-West, in Texas and the South. Zelden’s other teaching and research interests include civil rights, election law, and American Constitutional and legal history. He is a frequent commentator on current events and politics for local media outlets and was especially sought after for election commentary and analysis.