Recent Ph.D.s


Sony Karsono, August 2013, “Indonesia’s New Order, 1966-1998:  Its Social and Intellectual Origins,” Director:  William Frederick

Jeremy Robert Hatfield, May 2013, “For God and Country:  The Religious Right, the Reagan Administration and the Cold War,” Director:  Chester Pach

Stephen Todd Pfeffer, December 2012, “Hostile Takeover:  The New Right Insurgent Movement, Ronald Reagan, and the Republican Party, 1977-1984,” Director:  Chester Pach


Kevin Grimm, June 2012
"Symbol of Modernity: Ghana, African Americans, and the Eisenhower Administration"
Director: Chester Pach

William Knoblauch, March 2012
"Selling the Second Cold War: Antinuclear Cultural Activism and Reagan Era Foreign Policy"
Director: Chester Pach

Renee LaFleur, November 2011
"Democracy in Action: Community Organizing in Chicago, 1960-1968"
Director: Kevin Mattson


Joseph L. Venosa, June 2011
"Paths Toward the Nation: Islamic Identity, the Eritrean Muslim League, and Nationalist Mobilization, 1941-1961"
Director: Nicholas M. Creary


Jon R. Peterson, June 2010
"`An Evil Empire’: The Rhetorical Rearmament of Ronald Reagan"
Director: Chester Pach

Richard L. McGaha, Novermber 2009
"The Politics of Espionage: Nazi Diplomats and Spies in Argentina, 1933-1935"
Director: Norman J. W. Goda


Sheryl K. Hill, June 2009
"`Until I Have Won’--Vestiges of Coverture and the Invisibility of Women in the Twentieth Century: A Biography of Jeannette Ridlon Piccard"
Director: Katherine Jellison

Christian Peterson, June 2009
"Wielding the Human Rights Weapon: The United States, the Soviet Union, and Private Citizens, 1975-1989"
Director: Chester Pach

Richard Garlitz, November 2008
"Academic Ambassadors in the Middle East: The University Contract Program in Turkey and Iran, 1950-1970"
Director: Chester Pach

Robert T. Davis, August 2008
"The Dilemma of NATO Strategy, 1949-1968"
Director: Peter John Brobst

Jeff T. Reardon, August 2008
"The Evolution of the U.S. Navy into an Effective Night-Fighting Force During the Solomon Islands Campaign, 1942-1943"
Director: Marvin E. Fletcher

Shawn M. Selby, August 2008
"Congress, Culture and Capitalism: Congressional Hearings into Cultural Regulation, 1953-1967"
Director: Kevin M. Mattson


Seung-Won Song, March 2008
"Back to Basics in Indonesia?: Reassessing the Pancasila and the Pancasila State and Society, 1945-2007 "
Director: William H. Frederick

Brent Geary, November 2007
"A Foundation of Sand: US Public Diplomacy, Egypt, and Arab Nationalism, 1953-1960"
Director: Chester Pach

Jeanne M. Gleich-Anthony, November 2007
"Democratizing Women: American Women and the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1950"
Director: Katherine Jellison


Kirk Tyvela, August 2007
"The Dictatorship Dilemma: The United States, Paraguay, and the Cold War, 1954-1989"
Director: Michael Grow

Morten Bach, June 2007
"None so Consistently Right: The American Legion’s Cold War, 1945-1950"
Director: Chester Pach

JonDavid Wyneken, June 2007
"Driving Out the Demons: German Churches, the Western Allies, and the Internationalization of the Nazi Past, 1945-1952"
Director: Norman J. W. Goda


Shae R. Davidson August 2006
"Eating Democracy: School Lunches and the Social Vision of the New Deal"
Director: Alonzo L. Hamby

Richard Dodgson, August 2006
"Fun for the Revolution of It: A History of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters"
Director: Katherine Jellison

Jeffrey H. Bloodworth, June 2006
"Farewell to the Vital Center: A History of American Liberalism, 1968-1980"
Director: Alonzo L. Hamby

Arsen Djatej, June 2006
"Russian Financial Accounting"
Director: Steven M. Miner

Tarik Kamil, March 2006
"The Politics of Time and Eternity: Quaker Pacifists and Their Activism during the Vietnam Era"
Director: Chester Pach