Alexander M Bracken Professor of History
Teaching and Research Specialties
Sectional crisis, Jacksonian era, Civil War and Reconstruction
Etcheson’s book, A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community (2011), won
the 2012 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians for most original book on the Civil War era and the 2012 Best Nonfiction Book of Indiana from the Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana State Library.
In addition to her books, Etcheson is also the author of numerous articles in professional journals as well as a frequent presenter at historical conferences. She is a member of the American Historical Association, Kansas State Historical Society, Organization of American Historians, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Southern Historical Association, and the Indiana Historical Society. Etcheson came to Ball State University with twelve years organizing for National History Day at the local and state level, as well as fourteen years of experience in teaching.