David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
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  • Dr. Frederick Schneid –
    B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, M.A. and Ph.D., Purdue University
    Department Chair, Professor of History
    129 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9238

    Professor Schneid offers courses on the French Revolution and Napoleonic era, European history, and Western Civilization. More information on Dr. Schneid
  • Dr. Peng Deng –
    M.A., Sichuan University, China, Ph.D., Washington State University
    Professor of History
    131 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9117

    Professor Deng teaches American history, history of modern China, history of modern Japan, history of US-East Asian relations, and world geography. More information on Dr. Deng
  • Dr. Philip Mulder –
    B.A., Calvin College, M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Professor of History
    109 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-4574

    Professor Mulder teaches the history of early America and the American revolutionary era in addition to survey courses. He directs senior seminar projects in these fields and in cultural and religious history, his academic specialty. More information on Dr. Mulder
  • Dr. George Simpson –
    B.A., Waynesburg College, M.S., Troy State, Ph.D., West Virginia University
    Professor of History
    123-B Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-4533

    Professor Simpson offers courses on the history of Africa, the Middle-East, Russia, and Western Civilization. He is the advisor of the College Republicans. More information on Dr. Simpson
  • Dr. James Stitt –
    B.A., High Point University, M.A. and Ph.D., University of South Carolina
    Professor of History
    104 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9292

    Professor Stitt teaches British and Canadian History as well as the Western Civilizations survey, research methods, and senior seminar. More information on Dr. Stitt
  • Dr. Renzo Honores –
    Licentiate in Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Master in Civil Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Ph.D., Florida International University
    Assistant Professor of History
    119 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9078

    Professor Honores is a Latin American Historian, with research and practical experience in law. He joined the faculty the Fall of 2008, to teach Latin American and Western Civilization courses. More information on Dr. Honores
  • Dr. Paul Ringel –
    A.B., Princeton University, J.D., Boston College, Ph.D., Brandeis University
    Assistant Professor of History
    130 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-4547

    Professor Ringel specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of 19th century America. In addition to US History surveys, he teaches on the Civil War and American legal history. Dr. Ringel is co-advisor for the University chapter of Amnesty Intl. More information on Dr. Ringel
  • Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic –
    B.A., Marshall University, M.A., Indiana University, Ph.D., Indiana University
    Associate Professor of History
    103 Hayworth

    Professor Vuic specializes in 20th Century U.S. History and War, Society and Gender.
  • Dr. Eric Duchess –

    B.A., University of Pittsburgh, M.A., Slippery Rock University, PhD, West Virginia University
    250 Norcross
    Phone: (336) 841-9346

    Professor Duchess joined the faculty the Fall of 2009, and is responsible for teaching survey courses in both European and United States history. More information on Dr. Duchess
  • Dr. Michael Kennedy –
    B.A. Seton Hall University, M.A. Rutgers University, Ph.D. LeHigh University
    120 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9080

    Professor Kennedy is a Colonial American historian, and will be teaching American and Western Civilization courses. More information on Dr. Kennedy
  • Dr. Mark Swartzburg –
    B.A., Colgate University, M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    103 Hayworth
    Phone: (336) 841-9461

    Dr. Swartzburg is a European historian, and teaches courses in Modern European history, as well as Western Civilization.

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