Laura J. Hilton earned her BA in History and Political Science at the College of New Rochelle (1991), a liberal arts college in New York, her MA in Early Modern European History at Fordham University in the Bronx (1993), and her PhD in Modern European History at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH (2001). She began teaching at Muskingum College in August of 2001.
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. You can find information about Professor Hilton's recent accomplishments and activities on the department's "History News" page.