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History Department Faculty


History Department faculty are eager to help with academic and career advising, including plans for graduate study or law school. Please contact a faculty member below or the department if you have any questions.

Dean: Joshua Hochschild, Ph.D.
Chair: Steven White, Ph.D.
Professor: Curtis Johnson, Ph.D.; Teresa Rupp, Ph.D.; Steven White, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Michelle Patterson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Timothy Fritz, Ph.D.; Jamie Gianoutsos, Ph.D; Gregory Murry, Ph.D.; Charles Strauss, Ph.D.
 

Steven White

Chair, Professor

B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Italian History; Russian History; Modern Europe; 20th Century Decolonization.

Timothy Fritz

Timothy Fritz

Assistant Professor

B.A., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., College of Charleston and The Citadel; Ph.D., University of Florida
Areas of Interest: Early American History, Atlantic History, Slavery, Southern Studies, Borderlands, Native American History

Jamie Gianoutsos

Jamie Gianoutsos

Assistant Professor

B.A., Baylor University; M.A., The Queen’s University (Belfast, Northern Ireland); M.Phil., University of Cambridge, King’s College (Cambridge, England), Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: Early Modern and Modern Europe, England, Political, Intellectual and Gender Studies.

Curtis Johnson

Curtis Johnson

Professor 

B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Areas of Interest: 19th Century U.S. History; U.S. Religion History; U.S. Sports History; Gender Studies.

Greg Murry

Gregory Murry

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A. and Ph.D., Penn State University
Areas of Interest: Renaissance Florence; Early Modern Italy; Politics, religion and missionary world.

Michelle Patterson

Associate Professor

B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Areas of Interest: 20th Century U.S. Women's History and Native Americans.

Teresa Rupp

Associate Professor

B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: Ancient Greece and Rome; Medieval Europe - Medieval Italy; Medieval Political Thought.

Professor Strauss

Charles Strauss

Assistant Professor

B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., University of Cape Town; M.A., and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Areas of Interest:  U.S. in the World, U.S. Religious History, Global Catholicism, South Africa, Central America.

 
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