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Graduate Program Faculty

Céline Carayon, Associate Professor of History, Graduate Director 
B.A., M.A. Université des Arts et des Lettres Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France; Ph.D. The College of William and Mary
Areas of Concentration: Colonial America, France in the Americas, Native American History, Atlantic World

Richard C. Bowler, Professor of History
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

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

Aston Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Williams College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas of Concentration: African-American History

Tom Goyens, Associate 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

Emin Lelic, Assistant Professor History
B.A. Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago.
Areas of Concentration: Middle East, Islam, History of Science, Early Modern Empires

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

Michael B. McCarty, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University
Areas of Concentration: Japan, East Asia, History of War and Defeat

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

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

Emily Story, Chair, Associate Professor of History
B.A. Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Areas of Concentration: Latin America, Urban History, Environmental History

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

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, Professor of History
A.B. The College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Areas of Concentration:  British History, Early Modern Europe, European Reformations 

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

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