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History Department Faculty

History Department faculty are eager to help with academic and career advising, including plans for graduate study or law school. Please contact a faculty member below or the department if you have any questions.

Dean: Joshua Hochschild, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts
Chair: Steven White, Ph.D.
Professor: Curtis Johnson, Ph.D. and, Steven White, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: James Krysiek, Ph.D., Michelle Patterson, Ph.D., Teresa Rupp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Gregory Murry, Ph.D., Charles Strauss, Ph.D., Jamie Gianoutsos, Ph.D

Steven White

Chair, Professor

B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Italian History; Russian History; Modern Europe; 20th Century Decolonization.

Jamie Gianoutsos

Jamie Gianoutsos

Assistant Professor

B.A., Baylor University; M.A., The Queen’s University (Belfast, Northern Ireland); M.Phil., University of Cambridge, King’s College (Cambridge, England), Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: Early Modern and Modern Europe, England, Political, Intellectual and Gender Studies.

Curtis Johnson

Curtis Johnson


B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Areas of Interest: 19th Century U.S. History; U.S. Religion History; U.S. Sports History; Gender Studies.

JAmes Krysiek

James Krysiek

Associate Professor

B.A., Ph.D., Marquette University; M.A. York University (Ontario)
Areas of Interest: 19th Century European Diplomacy; Islamic Civilization; Canadian History and Culture; Arctic Inuit.

Greg Murry

Gregory Murry

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A. and Ph.D., Penn State University
Areas of Interest: Renaissance Florence; Early Modern Italy; Politics, religion and missionary world.

Michelle Patterson

Associate Professor

B.A., Westminster College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Areas of Interest: 20th Century U.S. Women's History and Native Americans.

Teresa Rupp

Associate Professor

B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: Ancient Greece and Rome; Medieval Europe - Medieval Italy; Medieval Political Thought.

Professor Strauss

Charles Strauss

Assistant Professor

B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., University of Cape Town; M.A., and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Areas of Interest:  U.S. in the World, U.S. Religious History, Global Catholicism, South Africa, Central America.

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