Warren Hofstra
Professor of History Shenandoah University

Warren R. Hofstra is Stewart Bell Professor of History at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. In addition to teaching in the fields of American social and cultural history and directing the Community History Project of Shenandoah University, he has published more than fifty papers and written or edited nine books including in part The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004); Shenandoah Landscapes and the Great Valley Road of Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2010); Ulster to America: The Scots-Irish Migration Experience (University of Tennessee Press, 2011); and “Sweet Dreams”: The World of Patsy Cline (University of Illinois Press, 2013). His long-term research program engages immersive technology to present the debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 on electing the president in a virtual reality format that draws participants into real-time experiential and learning environments. He is also drafting a companion volume entitled “‘Perfectly Novel’: The Intellectual Origins of the Electoral College.”


Jun 2

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM


The Great Experiment: Re-Debating the Electoral College in Virtual Reality

Warren Hofstra | Shenandoah University

Kevin Hardwick | James Madison University

Mohammad Obeid | Shenandoah University

JJ Ruscella | AccessVR