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Department of History


Aley, Ginette, Instructor
(Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2005): 19th Century American History, Women's History, Agricultural/Rural History
Brandom, Eric, Instructor
(Ph.D., Duke University 2012): Modern European intellectual history, French history, Atlantic world
Breen, Louise A., Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1993): Colonial American History, Puritanism, American Revolution
Defries, David, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2004): Medieval History, History of Pre-Modern Christianity, The Christian Cult of the Saints
Frey, Marsha L., Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1971): Early Modern Europe, European Diplomacy
Graff, David A., Pickett Professor of Military History
(Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995): Chinese and Japanese History; Military History
Hamscher, Albert N., Kenneth S. Davis Professor
(Ph.D., Emory University, 1973): Institutional, legal, and social history of Early Modern France and the cultural history of US Cemeteries
Krysko, Michael, Associate Professor and Chair
(Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2001): History of Technology, Mass Media, and US Foreign Relations (esp. American-East Asian Relations)
Linder, Robert D., University Distinguished Professor
(Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1963): History of Modern Christianity from the Reformation to the Present; History of Religion and Politics in Europe, Australia and the United States
Lynn-Sherow, Bonnie, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998): American Agricultural, Environmental, and Native American History
Maner, Brent, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001): Germany since 1750; European Cultural and Intellectual; Modern Middle East
McCrea, Heather, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2002): Colonial and Modern Mexico; Peasant and Indigenous Studies; History of Public Health, Medicine and Disease, and Environmental History
Morgan, M.J., Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2005): French Empire in America; Mississippi Valley History; Environmental History
Mrozek, Donald J., Professor
(Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1972): American Military History with particular interests in the twentieth century, civil-military relations, the interplay between societal development and military institutions, American notions about the nature of war, and aspects of American military aviation; American Cultural History and, as an element of that, the History of Sport with special interest in the emergence of mass popular culture
Orr, Andrew, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007): Modern France, Military History, Africa
Orr, Suzanne, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame): Twentieth-Century American History, immigration and gender.
Oweidat, Nadia, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Oxford University, 2014) Islamic thought, Religious theories
Parillo, Mark P., Professor
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1987): Military History, US Military History, Japanese History
Sanders, Charles, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2001): Nineteenth-century United States history, specifically political and military history and the Civil War
Sherow, James E., University Distinguished Professor
(Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1987): Environmental, Kansas, and US Western History
Tiemeyer, Phil, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2007):  US Gender History, History of Sexuality, US Social History, and US Foreign Relations
Williams, Lou Falkner, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Florida, 1991): United States Constitutional and Legal History, American South, nineteenth-century US, Civil War and Reconstruction