Colorado - The Purple State
History of Colorado politics
Title: Assistant professor
Office Phone: 303-556-3113
Laugen teaches American History since 1865, Methods of Teaching Social Sciences and Emergence-Modern U.S. 1877–1920.
He has taught at Metropolitan State University Denver since 2005.
Laugen’s recent publications include “The Gospel of Progressivism: Moral Reform and Labor War in Colorado, 1900–1930,” which details the fight against corporate and political corruption in Colorado during the early 20th century. Recent papers include “Worker Mobilization, Management Resistance: 1920s,” and “Struggles for the Public Interest: Organized Labor and State Mediation in the 1920s.”
Laugen specializes in American history after 1865, including politics, labor, women and the West. As a former high school history and government teacher, Laugen remains interested in history education and the preparation of effective teachers.