Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Peterson, David

David Peterson
Professor of History, Chair of the Department of History, Acting Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program
540.458.8094
petersond@wlu.edu

Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe

Faculty

Bello, David

David Bello
Associate Professor of History, Director of East Asian Studies
540.458.8770
bellod@wlu.edu

China and Japan
Bidlack, Richard

Richard Bidlack
Professor of History
540.458.8912
bidlackr@wlu.edu

Russia and the Soviet Union - (On sabbatical, Fall 2013)
DeLaney, Ted

Ted DeLaney
Associate Professor of History
540.458.8963
delaneyt@wlu.edu

Colonial North America, Comparative Slavery, African American, Civil Rights, Gay and Lesbian
Gildner, Matt

Matt Gildner
Assistant Professor of History
540.458.8772
gildnerm@wlu.edu

Teaching: Colonial Latin America, Modern Latin America, U.S.-Latin America Relations Research Interests: The cultural, political, and intellectual history of modern Latin America, with an emphasis on the Andean region.
Horowitz, Sarah

Sarah Horowitz
Assistant Professor of History
540.458.8773
horowitzs@wlu.edu

Modern Europe, France, Women in Europe

Christian Jennings
Assistant Professor of History
540.458.8780
jenningsc@wlu.edu

Africa, World, Military
McGee, Andrew Meade

Andrew Meade McGee
Visiting Instructor of History
540.458.4635
mcgeea@wlu.edu

Twentieth Century U.S.
Michelmore, Molly

Molly Michelmore
Associate Professor of History
540.458.8779
michelmorem@wlu.edu

Twentieth Century U.S. Political, Cultural and Social - (On sabbatical, 2013-2014)
Myers, Barton A.

Barton A. Myers
Assistant Professor of History
540.458.8776
myersb@wlu.edu

American Civil War, War and Society, U.S. South, Public History
Patch, William

William Patch
Kenan Professor of History
540.458.8774
patchw@wlu.edu

Modern Europe, Germany, International Relations
Rupke, Nicolaas A.

Nicolaas A. Rupke
Johnson Professor of History
540.458.8344
rupken@wlu.edu

History of Science
Senechal, Roberta

Roberta Senechal
Professor of History
540.458.8456
senechalr@wlu.edu

U.S. Social History, Violence, Women in America

Affiliated Faculty

Bell, Alison

Alison Bell
Associate Professor of Archaeology
540.458.8798
bella@wlu.edu

Blecher, Joel

Joel Blecher
Assistant Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Law
540.458.8797
blecherj@wlu.edu

Classical, Medieval and Modern Islamic Intellectual and Social History
Eastwood, Jonathan

Jonathan Eastwood
Associate Professor of Sociology
540.458.8777
eastwoodj@wlu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Lamar Cecil
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus
lamarcecil@comcast.net

Roger B. Jeans
Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of History Emeritus
540.463.2254
jeansr@wlu.edu

William A. Jenks
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus
ashworthj@wlu.edu (for messages)

Barry Machado
Professor of History Emeritus
machadob@wlu.edu

J. Holt Merchant
Professor of History, Emeritus
540.458.8778
merchanth@wlu.edu

David Parker
Associate Professor of History Emeritus
540.463.4046
ashworthj@wlu.edu (for messages)

Administrative Assistant