After finishing graduate school in 2010, Dr. Schoeppner taught for two years at the California Institute of Technology before coming to Farmington in the fall of 2013. His expertise is in legal history, the history of race, and the origins of the Civil War. He has presented his work at Harvard University, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Having finished his first book on the quarantining of black sailors in the antebellum South, he has just begun his second book project on the infamous Dred Scott decision. Besides history, Dr. Schoeppner also enjoys sports, traveling, and good food.