David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Frederick Schneid

B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, M.A. and Ph.D. Purdue University
Department Chair and Professor of History
Office: 129 Hayworth
Phone: (336) 841-9238

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Schneid teaches European history, 1600-1945, and specializes in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era as well as general military history. His most recent publications include The French-Piedmontese Campaign of 1859 (Ufficio Storico) and The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-1861 (Osprey).

Dr. Peng Deng

M.A. Sichuan University, Ph.D. Washington State University
Professor of History
Office: 131 Hayworth
Phone: (336) 841-9117

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Deng teaches American history, history of modern China, history of modern Japan, history of US-East Asian relations, and world geography. His most recent publications include Private Education in Modern China (Praeger) and Exiled Pilgrims (Brill).

Dr. Joey A. Fink

B.A. University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dec 2015)
Office: 129 Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9543

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Fink teaches the history of twentieth-century America and the Foundations of Western Civilization since the Enlightenment. She specializes in women’s and gender history, the history of labor and capitalism, and oral history theory and method. She has published in the online journal Southern Spaces and contributed a chapter to North Carolina Women, Their Lives and Times (University of Georgia Press).

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
Office: 119 Hayworth
Phone: (336) 841-9078

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Honores is a Latin American Historian, with research and practical experience in law. Recent publications and presentations include "A Legalistic Society In The Colonial Andes" and "Cuzqueno Caciques and Andean Litigation in Early Colonial Peru."

Dr. Michael Kennedy

B.A. Seton Hall University, M.A. Rutgers University, Ph.D. LeHigh University
Office: 120 Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9080

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kennedy teaches early American History, economic and business history and popular culture. He has published Negotiated Empires: Centers and Peripheries in the Americas (Routledge) and Over the Threshold: Domestic Violence in Early America (Routledge).

Dr. Philip Mulder

B.A. Calvin College, M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor of History
Office: 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. He has published A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South (Oxford University Press) and is currently President of the Board of Directors of BOOKMARKS.

Dr. Paul Ringel

B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Boston College, Ph.D. Brandeis University
Associate Professor of History
Office: 130 Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4547

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. 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. His book, Commercializing Childhood: The Children's Magazine Industry and American Gentility, 1823-1918 is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press. Recently, he presented "The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of Boston's Royal Rooters: A Study in Public Memory, Fandom, and Masculinity."

Dr. George Simpson

B.A. Waynesburg College, M.S. Troy State, Ph.D. West Virginia University
Professor of History
Office:123-B Hayworth
Phone: (336) 841-4533

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Simpson offers courses on the history of Africa, the Middle East, Russia, and Western Civilization. His most recent publications include "Becoming Samburu: The Ethnogenesis of a Pastoral People in Nineteenth Century Northern Kenya" and "The Arab-Israeli Wars, 1948-Present."

Dr. James Stitt

B.A. High Point University, M.A. and Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Professor of History
Office: 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. He is also Director of Graduate Studies for the History department. His publications include Joint Industrial Councils in British History (Praeger).

Dr. Mark Swartzburg

B.A. Colgate University, M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: 103 Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4612

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Swartzburg is a European historian and teaches courses in Modem European history, as well as Western Civilization. He is faculty advisor to the Alpha-Xi-Lambda Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the historical consultant and US representative to Stichtin Vrienden van Kille Kaal, Winterswijk, The Netherlands.

Jennifer Hyde

Administrative Assistant
Office: 123 Hayworth
Phone: (336) 841-4583


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