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Good, Dr. Polly

Faculty

Biography:

Dr. Polly Good joined the History Department at Bellevue College in Spring 2016. At Bellevue, she teaches general U.S. history courses along with developmental math classes. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, she taught courses in U.S women’s history, U.S. religious history, and African-American history in Utah, Virginia and Oregon. Dr. Good completed her PhD at the University of Oregon and MA at George Mason University. Her dissertation investigates popular constructions of early American citizenship through a close examination of the activities of the Shakers, an often controversial religious movement. During social, economic, and political conflicts with the non-Shaker community, the Shakers asserted their rights as American citizens and emerged as a dynamic force in the creation of citizenship ideals. Dr. Good also works for the Issaquah History Museums providing historical content for the museums’ public programs, such as the historic pub crawl through downtown Issaquah.