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About the Faculty

History Department Collage

Upper Row: Professors Dunak, Eberly, and Hattingh.
Lower Row: Professors Hilton,
Kerrigan, and McGrath.
Fall 2016

Dr. Karen Dunak. (2010) Associate Professor of History. B.A. American University; Ph.D. Indiana University. Dr. Dunak teaches the survey of US history from 1877 as well as upper-level courses on women and gender, 1950s America, and a variety of topics in modern US history. Her research interests include the 20th Century United States; Women; Gender and Sexuality; Media and Celebrity; Youth and Social Movements.

Contact: Cambridge 116, 740/826-8272.

Dr. Keith Eberly. (2016) Assistant Professor of Education. B.A. Wabash College; Ph.D. Indiana University. Dr. Eberly teaches courses in American, and World History as well as the social studies methods courses in the Education Department. His research interests include the 20th Century United States; Liberalism; Militarization; Film; and the American Presidency.

Contact: Cambridge 113, 740/826-8424.

Dr. Alistair Hattingh. (2002) Associate Professor of History. B.A. University of Richmond, M.A. Institute of Latin American Studies, University College London, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hattingh teaches courses in Latin American history, African history, and world history. His research interests include the 20th century history of Argentina. Dr. Hattingh is also co-advisor of the International Affairs major.

Contact: Cambridge 114, 740/826-8275.

Dr. Laura J. Hilton.  (2001) Professor of History. B.A. The College of New Rochelle; M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D. The Ohio State University. Dr. Hilton teaches both halves of the 100-level Emergence of the Modern World survey (H111 and H112), 200-level courses on The Holocaust (H240) and The First World War (H245), as well as 300-level courses on Nineteenth Century Europe (H318) and Twentieth Century Europe (H320).  Her research interests include Displaced Persons and Refugees in post-Second World War Europe, the rumor culture of postwar Germany, and the aftermath of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Contact: Cambridge 115, 740/826-8291.

Dr. William Kerrigan. (1997) Arthur and Eloise Cole Distinguished Professor of American History; Chair. B.A. Austin College, M.A. Texas Christian University, Ph.D. University of Michigan.  Dr. Kerrigan teaches courses on colonial and ante-bellum American history.  His research interests include early national republic, the borderlands, and environmental history.

Contact: Cambridge 112, 740/826-8273.

Dr. Thomas McGrath. (2002) Associate Professor of History. B.A., M.A. University of San Diego, M.A., Ph.D. Cornell University. Dr. McGrath teaches courses on Asian history including China, Japan, and Vietnam, as well as world history. His primary areas of interest include 20th century China and military history.

Contact: Cambridge 111, 740/826-8276.

You can find more information about faculty members' recent accomplishments and activities on the department’s “History News” page.

Emeriti Faculty

Dr. Robert Burk. (1984-2009) B.A. University of Kansas, M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Burk taught courses in late 19th and 20th century American history. His research interests include the Eisenhower presidency and labor relations in major league baseball.

Dr. Taylor Stults. (1962-2001) B.A. Antioch College, M.A., Ph.D. University of Missouri. Dr. Stults taught courses in Russian history, 19th and 20th century European History and Canadian history. His research interests include Russian and Soviet history, Canadian foreign policy, and the Cold War.