Andrew C. Lannen

Andrew C. Lannen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University, 2002
American Colonial

Telephone: 936.468.2072
Office: 360 Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North


Andrew Lannen graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of South Florida. After beginning his undergraduate studies as a business major, he took a trip through Europe in 1991 at the tail end of the Cold War. The trip convinced him of the importance of studying history, a subject he had always loved. He earned an M.A. in History from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in History from Louisiana State University in 2002.


He regularly teaches courses on Colonial America, the American Revolution, American sports, historical methods, the Atlantic World, and the history of piracy. He particularly enjoys teaching freshman history surveys, seeing it as an opportunity to impart historical knowledge and thinking to college students from all backgrounds and majors.


Dr. Lannen has published on slavery in the British colonies, civil-military relations, and on the lives of soldiers in the American Revolution. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Georgia Historical Quarterly and The Historian. In addition, he was an author of the Fourth Edition of The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, a textbook geared for use in college classrooms and published by Abigail Press. He is also one of the authors of The American Challenge Reader, a collection of U.S. history documents and stories that professors can use to spark discussions in history classrooms. He is currently engaged in research on the 18th century British Atlantic World, as well as on the history of Atlantic Piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries.