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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 and Professor of History
Office: 129 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9238
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. Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne
Ph.D. Department of Classics, Stanford University and B.A. Department of Classics, Middlebury College
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 105 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4612
Professor Arthur-Montagne is a scholar of social and cultural history in the Roman Empire. Professor Arthur-Montagne focuses on the intersection of history-writing and fictional narrative in the postclassical Mediterranean.
Dr. Peng Deng
M.A. Sichuan University, Ph.D. Washington State University
Professor of History
Office: 131 David Hayworth Hall
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. 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)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 103 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9543
Dr. Fink specializes in U.S. history, women’s/gender history, the history of labor and capitalism, and oral history theory and method. Her work has been published by Southern Spaces and in North Carolina Women, Their Lives and Times (UGA Press). She has researched and consulted for institutions such as the Southern Oral History Program and the Smithsonian Institute.
Dr. Michael Kennedy
B.A. Seton Hall University, M.A. Rutgers University, Ph.D. LeHigh University
Office: 120 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9080
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 David Hayworth Hall
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 a volunteer for the literary nonprofit BookmarksNC.org.
Dr. Paul Ringel
B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Boston College, Ph.D. Brandeis University
Associate Professor of History
Office: 130 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4547
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 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4533
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."