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Academic Staff

Franca R. Barricelli

Professor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994)

Currently serving as Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science.

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Research Interests

Early Modern Europe, Renaissance & Early Modern Italy.

Courses

  • 57-308 European Renaissance
  • 57-322 European Absolutism
  • 57-329 Culture and Society in 18th-Century Europe
  • 57-323 Old Regime, French Revolution, and Napoleon
  • 57-316 Romanticism and Revolution in Europe
  • 57-401 Historiography and Historical Methods
  • 57-412 European History Seminar
  • History of Rome (study abroad course)

Contact Information

Lane Earns

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1987).

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Courses

  • 57-375 Traditional Japan
  • 57-376 Modern Japan
  • 57-377 Traditional China
  • 57-378 Modern China

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James Frey

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison)

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Research Interests

South Asian History & Culture; Indian Ocean/Maritime History; India during the colonial period (18th-19th centuries)

Publications

Men Without Hats:  Dialogue, Discipline and Discontent in the Madras Army, 1806-1807 (New Delhi:  Manohar, 2007) *Published under the surname Hoover.

Various peer-reviewed articles; book reviews, etc.

Courses

  • Early Civilizations
  • Early Civilizations (USP)
  • Ancient and Medieval South Asia
  • Modern South Asia
  • Gender in Indian History; The Traditional Middle East; The Modern Islamic World; Steam Power & Globalization; Western Expansion into the Indian & Pacific Oceans

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Ana Maria Kapelusz-Poppi

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002)

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Research Interests

Modern Mexican and Latin American History. Gender and medicine in 19th Century Mexico.

Courses

  • 57-101 Early Civilization
  • 57-102 Modern Civilization
  • 57-347: Mexico: From Pre-Hispanic Times to the 20th Century
  • 57-367: Women and Gender Relations in Latin American History
  • 57-381 Latin America to 1825
  • 57-382 Modern Latin American
  • 57-413 Non-Western History Seminar

Contact Information

Stephen Kercher, Ph.D. (Indiana University, History & American Studies, 2000)

Chair & Edward H. Rudoy Professor of History

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Research Interests

Twentieth-century U.S. history; post-war American intellectual and cultural life; the history of American advertising. Dr. Kercher is currently working on a history of black student demonstrations and the inception of Black Studies during the late 1960s. He directs the Black Thursday Oral History Project, funded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Author of Revel With a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America, University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Courses

  • 57-202 Modern United States History since 1877
  • 57-357 America 1900-1945
  • 57-369 America since World War II
  • 57-385 African American History
  • 57-393 Modern US Cultural and Intellectual History
  • 57-396 America in the Sixties

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Michelle Kuhl

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Associate Professor (Ph.D. Binghamton University, 2004)
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Karl Loewenstein

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Associate Professor (Ph.D. Duke University, 1999)
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Gabriel Loiacono

Associate Professor of History (Ph.D Brandeis University, 2008) and Associate Director of the University Studies Program

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Research Interests

  • Colonial North America and the United States in the Early Republic
  • Social, Cultural and Political history of poverty
  • Paupers, the recipients of public assistance
  • Moral questions and Reform movements in American history
  • "Town Fathers" in the late colonial and early republic periods: the men, such as town councilmen or overseers of the poor, who governed their neighbors more completely than any king, president, legislature, or Supreme Court

Regularly Taught Courses

    • 57-201 United States History to 1877 (Explore)
    • 57-205 Ben Franklin, Abigail Adams & Olaudah Equiano: 3 Educations in the 18th Century (Quest I/Explore)
    • 57-215 Charity and Memory, 1066-1935 (Quest III/Explore)
    • 57-315 History Methods and Writing
    • 57-339 Public History
    • 57-361 Colonial North America
    • 57-363 American Indian History
    • 57-364 The Early American Republic, 1787-1828
    • 57-411 (American History Senior Seminar) Reading American Newspapers, 1740-1840

    Contact Information

  • Address: Sage Hall 3615
  • Phone: (920) 424-1409
  • Email: loiacong@uwosh.edu
  • Office Hours: (Spring 2016):

MWF 11-11:45, TuTh 11-11:30 or by appointment

Michelle Mouton

Associate Professor (Ph.D. Minnesota, 1997)

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Research Interests

Twentieth century Germany, family policy in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

Courses

  • 57-102 Modern Civilization
  • 57-319 Europe Since 1914
  • 57-331 German from Unification to Reunification
  • 57-332 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
  • 56-334 European Women's History
  • 57-388 Holocaust: Destruction of European Jews
  • 57-412 European History Seminar

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Susan Rensing

Assistant Professor of History and Women's & Gender Studies (Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2006)

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    Research Interests

    Women's History, Science in American Culture, 20th Century U.S., Progressive Era Reform

    Courses

    • 57-311 History of Sexuality in the U.S.
    • 57-411 American History Senior Seminar
    • 57/98-386 Women in the United States
    • 57-385 African American History
    • 57-392 Social and Intellectual History of the U.S., to 1860
    • 98-201 Introduction to Women's Studies
    • 98-398 Body Politics: Contemporary Feminist Debates
    • 98-350 Women, Race, and Class
    • 98-225 Images of Women

    Contact Information

Kimberly Rivers

Professor (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1995)

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Research Interests

Late-medieval intellectual history; memory and mnemonics in late-medieval preaching and religious devotion.

Courses

  • 57-101 Early Civilization
  • 57-304 The Early Middle Ages
  • 57-305 The Later Middle Ages
  • 57-306 The Crusades
  • 57-310 Reformation Europe
  • 57-372 Medieval Britain to 1485
  • 57-412 European History Seminar

European Studies Minor

History majors and minors may have already completed most of the work necessary to get a european studies minor. Check out the requirements at http://www.uwosh.edu/europeanstudies/

Publications

  • Doležalová, Lucie, and Kimberly Rivers, eds. Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies: Composition, Authorship, Use. Krems: Medium Aevum Quotidianum, 2013.
  • "Creating the Memory of God in a Medieval Miscellany: Melk Ms 1075, Jean De Hesdin (Fl. 1350-1370), and Late Medieval Monastic Reform." In Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies: Composition, Authorship, Use, edited by Lucie Doležalová and Kimberly Rivers, 112-38. Krems: Medium Aevum Quotidianum, 2013.
  • Preaching the Memory of Virtue and Vice: Memory, Images, and Preaching in the Late Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols Press, 2010).
  • “Writing the Memory of the Virtues and Vices in Johannes Sintram’s (d. 1450) Preaching Aids.” In Medieval Memories: Case Studies, Definitions, Contexts, edited by Lucie Doležalová, 31-48. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010.
  • “Another Look at the Career of Pierre Bersuire, O.S.B.,” Revue benedictine 116, no. 1 (2006): 92-100.
  • “The Dangers of the Imagination: Mental Images in Mnemonic Texts, 1300-1700,” in Image Makers and Image Breakers: Proceedings of a St. Michael’s College Symposium (1-2 March 2002), edited by Jennifer A. Harris, 93-107 (New York, Ottawa, Toronto: Legas, 2003).
  • “The Fear of Divine Vengeance: Mnemonic Images as a Guide to Conscience in the Late Middle Ages,” in Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, edited by Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso, 66-91 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002).
  • Francesc Eiximenis, "On the Two Kinds of Order that Aid Understanding and Memory," translated by Kimberly A. Rivers, in The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, ed. by Mary Carruthers and Jan Ziolkowski, 189-204 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
  • “Memory and Medieval Preaching: Mnemonic Advice in the Ars praedicandi of Francesc Eiximenis (c..1327-1409),” Viator 30 (1999): 253-84.
  • “Memory, Division, and the Organization of Knowledge in the Middle Ages,” in Pre-modern Encyclopaedic Texts, edited by Peter Binkley, 147-158 (Leiden: Brill, 1997).
  • “The Magisterium of the Paris Faculty of Theology in the Early Sixteenth Century: The Case of Lefиvre d'Etaples’ Scriptural Translations.” Scintilla 8 (1991): 45-69.

Learned Societies

  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
  • International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, councilor (http://imsss.net).

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Michael Rutz

Professor (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 2002)

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Research Interests

19th and 20th Century Great Britain and Empire: religion and politics; history of Christian Missions; Cross-Cultural exchange in the British Empire

Courses

  • 57-102 Modern Civilization
  • 57-318 Modernism and Nationalism
  • 57-340 Scientific Revolution
  • 57-343 Religion in Modern Europe
  • 57-359 Africa: 1800-Present
  • 57-360 South Africa: 1652-Present
  • 57-373 Britain 1485-1714
  • 57-374 Britain 1714-Present
  • 57-412 European History Seminar
  • 57-413 Non-Western History Seminar

Publications

Book

    • The British Zion: Congregationalism, Politics, and Empire, 1790-1850, Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2011.

Articles

  • "Joseph Ivimey, Pilgrims of the Nineteenth Century, and Anti-Catholicism in Dissenting Politics," Nineteenth Century Prose, Vol. 39 (Nos. 1/2) Spring/Fall 2012
  • "Dissenters in the Country: London Organizations and Dissenting Opinion in the 1830s," Journal of the United Reformed Church Historical Society, Vol. 8, No. 8, May 2011.
  • “‘Meddling with politics’: the political role of foreign missions in the nineteenth century,” Parliamentary History , Fall 2007.
  • “The Problems of Church and State: Dissenting Politics and the London Missionary Society in 1830s Britain,” Journal of Church and State , Vol. 48, Spring 2006.
  • “The Politicizing of Evangelical Dissent, 1811-1813,” Parliamentary History, Vol. 20, pt. 2, 2001.

Contact Information

Rebecca Matzke

Visiting Professor (Ph.D. Cornell University, 2000)

Courses

 

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30-10:30 a.m. or by appointment

 

Contact Information

Jeffrey W. Pickron

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Research Interests

Modern American social and political history; postwar social movements; American labor and urban history.

Courses

  • 57-201 Early United States History
  • 57-202 Modern United States History
  • 57-311 American Urban History
  • 57-357 America 1920-1945
  • 57-368 Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • 57-369 Postwar America
  • 57-401 Historiography
  • 57-449 American Working Class History
  • 57-449 America in the Great Depression

Contact Information

Thomas J. Rowland

Lecturer (Ph.D., George Washington University, 1992)

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Research Interests

Professor Rowland's research focusses on the nineteenth-century United States, especially the Civil War and Gilded Age. He has recently published a monograph, George B. McClellanand CivilWar History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman (Kent State University Press, 1998); He has published articles in Civil War History, The Journal of American Ethnic History, Catholic Historical Review, and Eire-Ireland. In addition, he has a contract with the University of Missouri Press to write a military biography of Irvin McDowell.

Courses

  • 57-201 United States History to 1877
  • 57-202 Modern United States History Since 1877
  • 57- 367 Civil War Era
  • 57-368 The Gilded Age, 1870-1900
  • 57-395 United States Military History

Contact Information

Andrea Jakobs

Lecturer in History (A.B.D. in History, Brandeis University; M.A. in History, Central European University, 1998)

Regularly Taught Course

  • 57-101 Early Civilization
  • 57-102 Modern Civilization
  • 57-312 (Special Topics) A Literary History of Modern Times
  • 57-314 (Special Topics) Revolutions in Europe: The King is Dead... Long Live the People!
  • Religious Studies 102- World Religions

Contact Information

  • Address: Sage Hall 3634, Swart Hall 314
  • Email: jakobsa@uwosh.edu
  • Office Hours (Fall 2015):

MWF 9-10AM in Swart 314 or by appointment

 

documents

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Office Hours

Faculty MemberOffice NumberOffice Hours
Franca Barricelli Nursing Ed 104 Mon/Fri- 9:10 AM-1:30 PM and by appointment
Lane Earns Dempsey Ad 335 8:00-5:00 PM Research & Administration
James Feldman Sage 3453
James Frey Sage 3624
Andrea Jakobs Sage 3634
Ana Maria Kapelusz-Poppi Sage 3617 Wed 2:00 PM-3:00 PM and by appointment
Stephen Kercher Sage 3619

Wed 9:15 AM-10:45 AM and by appointment

Michelle Kuhl Sage 3626 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Karl Loewenstein Sage 3613

Sage: Mon/Wed 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dempsey: Tues 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Gabriel Loiacono Sage 3615

Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tues/Thurs 1:00 PM-2:00 PM and by appointment

Michelle Mouton Sage 3621

Tues/Thurs 8:30 AM-9:30 AM and by appointment

Jeffrey Pickron Sage 3638 Tues/Fri 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Susan Rensing Sage 3463

Wed/Thurs 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Kimberley Rivers Sage 3628

Mon 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tues 1:00 PM-2:00 PM and by appointment

Thomas Rowland Sage 3632 Mon/Wed/Fri 10:20 AM-11:15 AM and 1:45 PM by agreement and by appointment
Michael Rutz Sage 3622

Tues 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fri 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

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