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History Faculty & Staff

Contact Information:

Hollenbeck Hall 302
(937) 327-7836

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, Ph.D.
Kenneth E. Wray Chair in the Humanities
Department Chair & Professor of History
Director of Archaeology

Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Late Antiquity, Byzantium
2015 Collegium Award for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching
Hollenbeck Hall 303
(937) 327-6338

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Director of Pre-Modern & Ancient World Studies & Russia & Central Eurasian Program

Eurasia, Russia
Hollenbeck Hall 311
(937) 327-7843

Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Lesotho
Director of African and Diaspora Studies

Sub-Saharan Africa
Hollenbeck Hall 305
(937) 327-7846

Thomas T. Taylor

Thomas T. Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Early U.S., Public History
Hollenbeck Hall 301
(937) 327-7849

Molly Wood

Molly Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Modern U.S. and Diplomatic History
The Robert Sammis Sr. Director of the University Honors Program
Hollenbeck Hall 314
(937) 327-7844

Beth Wendt

Beth Wendt
Academic Assistant
Hollenbeck Hall 302
(937) 327-7836

Emeriti Faculty


Robert Cutler, Ph.D.
Years of Service: 1958-99


Robert Hartje
Years of Service: 1956-88


Albert Hayden
Years of Service: 1954-94

Jim Huffman

James Huffman, Ph.D.
Years of Service: 1958-99


Richard Ortquist, Ph.D.
Years of Service: 1964-99


Joseph O'Connor, Ph.D.
Years of Service: 1967-2006

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, M.A.
Years of Service: 1977-78, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1991-92, 1993-2000 (11 years total)


Cynthia Behrman
Deceased (Years of Service: 1965-93)


Paul Bloomhardt
Deceased (Years of Service: 1925-56)


Peter Celms
Deceased (Years of Service: 1962-98)


Charles Chatfield
Deceased (Years of Service: 1961-99)


Margaret Ermarth
Deceased (Years of Service: 1953-74)

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