Daniel N. Rolph, PhD, is a popular lecturer, author, and historian who resides in Philadelphia, PA. His research spans from every age of civilization to present, and there is literally no limit to his interests.
Dr. Rolph is an Historian for The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and is also a Senior Lecturer in History at Montgomery County Community College. He also served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences at the former Hahnemann University (also Allegheny University) for thirteen years and he lectured for eight years at Gwynedd Mercy College.
He has published articles, books, maintains a current blog, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV. His successful book, My Brother’s Keeper: Union and Confederate Soldiers’ Acts of Mercy During the Civil War, is a moving collection of first-hand accounts of charitable deeds between soldiers and civilians across enemy lines. From appearances on C-Span’s Book TV to book signings at battle sites, he continues to attract an audience for this unexplored Civil War genre.
His PhD in Folklore and Folklife was received at the University of Pennsylvania. He hails from Maysville, Kentucky.