About Professor Boggess
Dr. Trent Boggess is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Business at Plymouth State University. He joined the faculty in 1983 after a number of years in both education and business. He is a member of PSU’s economics faculty and the MBA graduate program.
Professor Boggess holds a B.A. in history and German, and an M.A. in economics from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Boggess has had an interest in antique cars, particularly Fords, for over 30 years. He is a member of the Model T Ford Club of America, The Model T Ford Club International and the Henry Ford Heritage Association. He owns six antique cars, all Fords. These include a 1926 Model T coupe, a 1924 Model TT grain truck, a 1922 Model T fire truck, a 1916 Model T touring car, a 1911 Torpedo Runabout and a 1907 Model N Runabout.
In 1997 Professor Boggess took sabbatical leave from Plymouth State to work at the Research Center, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Much of his time there was spent developing and initiating a program for reorganizing the Henry Ford Office papers. He has served as a consultant to the Staff of the Research Center and to the Corporate History department of the Ford Motor Company on matters pertaining to the early years and products of Ford.
Dr. Boggess is a frequent contributor to the Vintage Ford and the Model T Times. He has written several major articles including “Henry Ford, Ed Huff and the Flywheel Magneto,” “The Customer Can Have Any Color He Wants So Long As Its Black: A Study of the Materials and Methods Used to Paint the Model T,” “The Piquette Avenue Plant: Birthplace of the Model T” and “The Use of Scrap in Making Model T Parts.” Dr. Boggess is interested in the development of the Model T Ford as a product and is currently writing a series of articles describing the Model T’s development process.