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History Faculty & Staff

Contact Information:

Hollenbeck Hall 302
(937) 327-7836

Darlene L. Brooks HedstromDarlene 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 RaffenspergerChristian Raffensperger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Pre-Modern & Ancient World Studies & Russia & Central Eurasian Program
Eurasia, Russia

Hollenbeck Hall 311
(937) 327-7843

Scott RosenbergScott Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Lesotho
AFDS Director
Sub-Saharan Africa

Hollenbeck Hall 305
(937) 327-7846

Thomas T. TaylorThomas T. Taylor, Ph.D.
Early U.S., Public History

Hollenbeck Hall 301
(937) 327-7849


Molly WoodMolly Wood, Ph.D.
Modern U.S. and Diplomatic History
The Robert Sammis Sr. Director of the University Honors Program

Hollenbeck Hall 314
(937) 327-7844

Beth WendtBeth Wendt
Department of History
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 HuffmanJames 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 SmithRobert 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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