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Korcaighe Patricia Hale

Korcaighe Patricia Hale, portrait
Associate Professor
Zanesville Campus

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  • Ph.D., History, Ohio University.
  • M.Sc., International History, London School of Economics.
  • B.A., Journalism and History, University of Montana.


  • Modern Ireland, postwar Europe
  • History and Science Fiction studies

Korcaighe Hale is Associate Professor of History at the Zanesville campus and began her career examining the nature of Irish neutrality policy during World War II and after, as well as European diplomacy in the immediate post-World War II era. More recently, her research has expanded to include modern popular culture studies, and she is currently working on a monograph examining the use of historical methods in science fiction.


As a generalist, Hale completed teaching fields in Modern Europe, the Soviet Union, Modern Middle East, U.S. foreign relations, and the history of nationalism theory, although she has more recently concentrated on upper division surveys as they serve regional students best. She also teaches in the Master of Social Science online program. The classes she teaches most often are as follows:

  • HIST 1210/1220: Western Civilization series
  • HIST 1320/1330: World History series
  • HIST 3111J: Historical Research and Writing
  • HIST 3641: Contemporary Europe
  • HIST 3741: Origins of World War II
  • HIST 3742: The Cold War
  • HIST 3900: History Through Film
  • T3 4105: Folklore of Espionage