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 diplomatic and Russian histories, and I also teach broader modern European history courses. Starting in July 2014, I have been the Director of our Center for Global Education, which coordinates study-abroad activities for the university. From 2010-12, I was Director of Curricular Development in Service Learning.
However for the academic year 2017-18, I have stepped away from my teaching and administrative duties while I am on sabbatical working on my next book. I will return to both teaching and the directorship of the CGE next year.
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.
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.
My Personal Interests
Meet My Dogs! Schnauzer Page: Images of our past dogs can be found here. The last of these, dear old Oz, passed just at the start of December 2015. Our current pup has yet to make her arrival on the internet, but that day will come soon!
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
puppy 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.