Trent E. Boggess, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, School of Business



BA, MA, Bowling Green University
PhD, University of Kansas


Dr. Trent Boggess joined Plymouth State University in 1983, after a number of years in both education and business; he is a member of PSU’s economics faculty.

In 1997,  Dr. Boggess took sabbatical to work at the Research Center, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Much of his time 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 owns six antique Ford cars, 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 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.”

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