Current Students

Morgan Burke, MA

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations / Indonesia

Patrick Campbell, PhD

Area of Study: Soviet Union
Dissertation: The role of women and children in Soviet society during the Second World War

Brad Eidhal, MA

Area of study: Modern Latin America
Thesis topic: Journalism under the Pinochet regime in Chile

Tyler Esno, MA

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations

Josh Figley, MA

Area of Study: 20th Century American political history

Katie Flynn, MA

Area of Study: Modern European History (Britain and France)
Thesis topic: Special Operations Executive and the French Resistance during the Second World War

Joel Frary, MA

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations

Gerald Goodwin, PhD

Area of Study: Vietnam War/African-American history/race relations
Dissertation will focus on African-American soldiers in the Vietnam War

Luke Griffith, MA

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations

Kevin Grimm, PhD

Area of Study: U.S. Foreign Relations
Dissertation: The United States and Ghana in the 1950s

Jeremy Hatfield, PhD

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations/Recent US
Dissertation: For God and Country: Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy at the End of the Cold War

Sebastian Hurtado Torres, PhD

Area of Study: U.S. and Chilean foreign relations
Dissertation topic is U.S.-Chilean relations from 1964 and 1973

Paul Isherwood, PhD

Area of Study: US Diplomatic History
Dissertation: Eisenhower, America, and the World: The People-to-People Program, 1956-1961 (tentative title)

Matt Jacobs, PhD

Area of Study: 20th Century Foreign Relations
Research Interest: U.S. Public Diplomacy in Latin America during the 1960s

William King, PhD

Areas of study: U.S. foreign relations and U.S. intellectual history
Dissertation topic: neoconservatives and democracy promotion during the Reagan era

Lindsay Kittle, MA

Area of Study: 20th Century United States Military History

William M. Knoblauch, ABD

Area of study: United States History
Dissertation: Selling the Second Cold War: The Politics of Popular Culture in the Reagan Era, 1980-1989.

Todd Pfeffer, PhD

Area of study: 20th century US foreign policy and politics
Dissertation: The New Right

Lance Poston, MA

Area of Study: Modern America

Laura Seddelmeyer, PhD

Areas of study: British Commonwealth with a focus on Australian history, Early Modern Britain, Southeast Asia, and World History
Dissertation subject is National Identity and Grand Strategy in Australia since World War II

Katie Smyser, MA

Area of Study: The Balkans, specifically the break-up of the former Yugoslavia

Joe Venosa, PhD

Area of study: Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Dissertation Title (Tentative): Paths Toward the Nation: Identity, the Eritrean Muslim League and Nationalist Mobilization, 1941-1961

Steven Wills, MA

Area of Study: Military/Naval History/Piracy

Kevin Wilson, PhD

Area of Study: US Foreign Relations
Dissertation: Moral Combat: The Vietnam War in American Public Discourse

Ben Wollet, MA

Area of study: Recent U.S. History
Thesis topic: The pattern of regulation and deregulation of the U.S. railroad industry in the mid-to-late 20th century, with emphasis on ecological and economic causes and consequences.