People

The Department of History is one of the largest history departments in the University System of Ohio. The Department of History faculty specialize in eras from the Middle Ages to the present and in regions throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. We teach a range of classes on topics including the Renaissance, U.S. women’s history, European warfare, colonial Africa, and imperial Russia. Courses in the history of the classical period are offered through the Department of Classics link to Classics homepage. Advanced undergraduates have the option of working independently with faculty members on an independent study course or a senior honors thesis.

Within the university, we contribute to a variety of programs, including the Wright State Core, the Regional Studies program, African and African-American Studies, Social Science Education, and Women’s Studies. 

We also actively engage a wide range of scholarly pursuits. We write books and articles on topics such as the Revolutionary War, the cultural significance of beards, gender, the intersection of technology and diplomacy, the international drug trade, labor in colonial Kenya, and religion, to name just a few. We also participate in professional associations and conferences; within our faculty are current and past officers of the Ohio Academy of History, the Midwest Conference on British Studies, and the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Director

Carol Engelhardt Herringer, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Professor and Chair
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3869

Staff

Melodee Caudill

Department:
History
Title:
Department Support Supervisor History
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3111

Faculty

Christopher D Beck, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Instructor
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy

Susan B. Carrafiello, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor and Director, University Honors Program
Address:
Millett Hall 235, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2660

Arvind Elangovan, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Assistant Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3111

Nancy G. Garner, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor, History
Address:
Millett Hall 345, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2810

Awad Halabi, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 364, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2817

Paul D. Lockhart, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Professor of History, Distinguished Professor of Research
Address:
Millett Hall 353, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3115

Noeleen McIlvenna, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor, History Director, Social Science Education
Address:
Millett Hall 351, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3872

Natasha L McPherson, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Assistant Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3110

Kathryn B. Meyer, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor, History
Address:
Millett Hall 357, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2901

Opolot Okia, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Director, African and African American Studies and Associate Professor of History
Address:
Millett Hall 360, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-4657

Christopher R. Oldstone-Moore, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Senior Lecturer Assistant to the Chair for Graduate Studies
Address:
Millett Hall 368, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2172

Sean M Pollock, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor and Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
Address:
Millett Hall 362, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2325

John W. Sherman, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor of History College of Liberal Arts
Address:
Millett Hall 349, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3111

Drew Swanson, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Assistant Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 362, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-5282

Roy L. Vice, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 347, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2910

Jonathan R. Winkler, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor, History Department
Address:
Millett Hall 361, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3839

Adjuncts

John L. Armstrong

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Archivist, University Libraries
Address:
P.L. Dunbar Library 401, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3625

Dawne E. Dewey, MA

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Head, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries Director, Public History
Address:
P.L. Dunbar Library 401E, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2011

Ann V. Febus, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Glenn A. Harper

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

John Luchin, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3110

John A Luchin, III, M.Hum

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Mary Lynn Oliver, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Gino J. Pasi, M.A.

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Archivist University Libraries
Address:
P.L. Dunbar Library 401, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3991

Kelly Marie Smith, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Timothy H. Thoresen, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty, History Department

Toni Vanden Bos

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries
Address:
P.L. Dunbar Library 401, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2944

Katie Walsh, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty
Address:
Millett Hall 365, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3111

Chris Wydman

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Archivist and Records Manager University Libraries
Address:
P.L. Dunbar Library 401, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-2017