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Brief Biography

Since the fall of 2008, I am a history professor in the Division of History, Politics and International Studies at Oglethorpe University. My concentrations are European international and Russian histories, and I also teach broader, modern European history courses. Starting in July 2014, I have been the Director of our Global Education Office, which coordinates study-abroad activities for the university. From 2010-12, I was Director of Curricular Development in Service Learning.

I earned my PhD from the History Department at Duke University in 2000, where I also earned a MA in 1993. In 1994 I earned a MSc from the London School of Economics through the Department of International History. I finished my BA in Slavic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

New Wake Forest faculty members pose for headshots during their orientation on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Ronald Bobroff, History.

During the 2012-14 academic years I was on leave from Oglethorpe University. For 2013-14, I served as the Interim Chair of the Department of History at Wake Forest University.

 If you would like to explore at my experience in more depth, have a look at my curriculum vitae.

Bobroff CV


My Personal Interests

Meet My Dogs! Schnauzer Page: Images of our past and present dogs can be found here.

When walking the dogs, I’ve gotten in the habit of trying to take photos of the birds we see. You can see some of them on my Instagram.

Friends and family are up to interesting things. Visit these links for information as it become available:

  • My cousin Michelle is behind Patterns from the Past.
  • We have in the past fostered dogs and done other service for Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, through whom we’ve adopted our schnauzers. If you’re thinking of bringing one of these great dogs into your life, avoid the
    OzMamazanpuppy mills and adopt from a rescue group. If you’re not in the Carolinas, Petfinder.com can help you link up with a rescue group in your area.