Department of History

Faculty and Staff Directory

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About Department of History Faculty and Staff

Wright State's Department of History is one of the largest history departments in Ohio's public university system. Our faculty members 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 Religion, Philosophy, and Classics. 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.

Chair

Jonathan R. Winkler, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor and Chair
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Staff

Melodee Caudill

Department:
History
Title:
Department Support Supervisor History
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Faculty

Susan B. Carrafiello, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor and Director, University Honors Program
Address:
Millett Hall 235, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Arvind Elangovan, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Nancy G. Garner, Ph.D

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor, History
Address:
Millett Hall 345, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Awad Halabi, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 364, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Paul D. Lockhart, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 353, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Noeleen McIlvenna, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor, History
Address:
Millett Hall 351, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Kathryn B. Meyer, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 357, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Opolot Okia, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 360, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

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., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Sean M. Pollock, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor of History
Address:
Millett Hall 362, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

John W. Sherman, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor of History College of Liberal Arts
Address:
Millett Hall 349, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Drew Swanson, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 362, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Roy L. Vice, Ph.D.

Department:
History
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 347, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Adjunct Faculty

John L. Armstrong

Department:
Dunbar Library

Dawne E. Dewey, MA

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Head, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries
Address:
P L Dunbar Library 401E, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Ann V. Febus, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Glenn Allen Harper, M.S.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty
Address:
Millett Hall 370, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Mary Lynn Oliver, M.A.

Department:
History
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

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., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Chris Wydman

Department:
Special Collections and Archives
Title:
Archivist and Records Manager University Libraries
Address:
P L Dunbar Library 401, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Emeritus Faculty

  • Martin Arbagi, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus (2004). Ph.D. Rutgers: State University of New Jersey, 1961.
  • Carl Becker, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (1993). Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 1971.
  • Charles Berry, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (1993). Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, 1967.
  • Jacob Dorn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (2012). Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1965.
  • Barbara Green, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita (2013). Ph.D. University of Missouri - Columbia, 1980.
  • Edward Haas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (2014). Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 1972.
  • Paul McStallworth, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (1993). Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1954.
  • H. Edward Melton, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus (2007). Ph.D. Columbia University, 1984.
  • Paul Merriam, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus (1988). Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1971.
  • Allan Spetter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (2004). Ph.D. Rutgers: State University of New Jersey, 1967.
  • Harvey Wachtell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Emeritus (2005). Ph.D. University of Missouri - Columbia, 1971.
  • Tsing Yuan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (1999). Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1969.

 


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