Graduate Program in History


Holloway Hall

Graduate Program Faculty

Richard C. Bowler, Professor of History, Graduate Director
B.A. University of San Francisco; M.A., Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
Areas of Concentration: History of Science and Technology, German and European History

CÚline Carayon, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A. UniversitÚ des Arts et des Lettres Paul ValÚry, Montpellier, France; Ph.D. The College of William and Mary
Areas of Concentration: Colonial America, France in the Americas, Native American History, Atlantic World, Comparative Colonial History, Colonial Latin America, Religious encounters and the history of missions in the Americas, early modern European culture

Kara French, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas of Concentration: U.S. Women’s & Gender History, U.S. History to 1865, History of Sexuality, American Religion

Gregory C. Ference, Professor of History
B.A. University of Pittsburgh; M.A., M.L.S. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of Concentration: East Asia, Eastern Europe, Habsburgs

Tom Goyens, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. University of Leuven, Belgium; Postgraduate in American Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium, and The College of William and Mary; Ph.D. University of Leuven, Belgium
Areas of Concentration: U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era, U.S. Labor and Immigration, U.S. and Transatlantic Radicalism, Anarchism

Dean Kotlowski, Professor of History  
B.A. Canisius College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University                                     
Areas of Concentration: 20th Century U.S., U.S. politics, biography

Michael Lewis, Professor of History                                                    
B.A. Rhodes College; M.A. University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Iowa        
Area of Concentration: Environmental History

Creston S. Long, Associate Professor of History
B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., The College of William and Mary 
Areas of concentration: Historiography, Colonial History, Maryland

Timothy S. Miller, Professor of History
B.A. Haverford College; Ph.D., Catholic University
Areas of Concentration: Byzantine and Medieval History, Social Welfare

Maarten L. Pereboom, Professor of History, Dean of Fulton School of Liberal Arts
B.A. Calvin College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Areas of Concentration: U.S. Foreign Relations, 20th-Century Europe, History in Film

Melanie Perreault, Professor of History                            
B.A. Lawrence University; Ph.D., College of William and Mary                          
Areas of Concentration: Colonial America, U.S. History

Elizabeth A. Ragan, Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Maryland College Park; M.Phil., University of Glasgow; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of concentration: Anthropology, Archaeology

Bart R. Talbert, Associate Professor of History
B.A. Salisbury University; M.A. James Madison University; Ph.D. University of Alabama
Areas of Concentration: Civil War, Military History, 19th-Century America

G. Ray Thompson, Professor of History
A.B. Fort Hays State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Areas of Concentration: Greek and Roman History, Classical Archaeology, Colonial America, Local History

Joseph Venosa, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Ramapo College of New Jersey; M.A.I.A., Ph.D. Ohio University
Areas of Concentration: Horn of Africa, Islam in African History, Modern Middle East

Kristen P. Walton, Associate Professor of History
A.B. The College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Areas of Concentration:  British History

Jeanne E. Whitney, Associate Professor of History
B.A. Simmons College; M.A. College of William and Mary; Ph.D. University of Delaware
Areas of Concentration: Material Culture, U.S. Social and Cultural History, Local History