School of Humanities and Behavioral 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 Herman and Louise Smith Professor of History
Office: 129 David Hayworth Hall
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 European Armies of the French Revolution (2015)
The French-Piedmontese Campaign of 1859 (Ufficio Storico) and The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-1861 (Osprey).

Dr. Amanda Allen

B.A. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, M.T.S. Vanderbilt University, PhD in History Louisiana State University
Areas of Specialization: British History, particularly Early Modern England and the Reformation.
Instructor of History
Office:Couch 118
Phone: (336) 841-9691

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Allen focuses on British History, English Reformation Theology, and Protestant Propaganda. She published The Eucharistic Debate in Tudor England: Thomas Cranmer, Stephen Gardiner, and the English Reformation (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2018 and serves as an Executive Councilor for the Southern Conference on British Studies.

Dr. Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne

B.A. Department of Classics, Middlebury College, Ph.D. Department of Classics, Stanford University.
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 105 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9078

Curriculum Vitae

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.
Katja Brown

Katja Brown

MBA, University of Texas at Dallas
Administrative Assistant for the History as well as the Religion & Philosophy Department
Office: 123 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9691

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)
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 103 David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-9543

Curriculum Vitae

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: 104 David 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 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

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

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."

Cameron Zinsou

Current Ph.D. Candidate Mississippi State University
M.A., B.A. University of North Texas
Visiting Instructor of History
Office:123-B David Hayworth Hall
Phone: (336) 841-4533

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Zinsou is a scholar of military history. His research is focused on World War II, specifically daily life, civil/military relations, and occupation in southern France. Zinsou's work has been featured in The New York Times and the National World War II Museum.


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