Selected Alumni and Alumnae of the Ph.D. Program in History
Gretchen A. Adams (Ph.D. 2001) is Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, where she received the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s “New Faculty Award” in 2005. She is author of The Specter of Salem in American Culture (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press), and editor of Records of the Salem Witch Hunt (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).
Jonathan M. Beagle (Ph.D. 2003) is Assistant Professor of History at Western New England College. He is the author of Boston: A Pictorial History (Sterling, 2006) and has published several essays, including an article in the New England Quarterly.
Marcia Schmidt Blaine (Ph.D. 1999) is Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University where she teaches courses in Early American, Revolutionary, and New Hampshire history. She has published articles in the International Journal of Social History, Historical New Hampshire and is the co-author of New Hampshire Scenery: A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century New Hampshire Artists of Mountain Landscapes (New Hampshire Historical Society, 1985).
David Chapin (Ph.D. 2000) is the author of Exploring Other Worlds: Margaret Fox, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Antebellum Culture of Curiosity (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004).
Christine Compston (Ph.D. 1986) is the author of Earl Warren: Justice For All (Oxford University Press, 2002) and former Director of the National History Education Network and History Teaching Alliance. She is the co-editor with Robert Mennel of Holmes and Frankfurter: Their Correspondence (University Press of New England, 1996).
Michael Foley (Ph.D. 1999) is Associate Professor at City University of New York’s Graduate Center at the College of Staten Island. He is the author of Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (University of North Carolina Press, 2003), which won the Peace History Society’s Best Book award for 2003-2005, and editor of Dear Dr. Spock: Letters About the Vietnam War to America’s Favorite Baby Doctor (New York University Press, 2005).
Shannon Frystak is Assistant Professor of History at East Stroudsburg University. She has published several scholarly reviews and essays and in 2006 was awarded the University of New Hampshire’s Graduate Student Research/Scholarship and Creativity Award for “best overall contribution to the discipline.” In 2009, LSU Press will publish Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967, a revised version of her dissertation.
Scott Hancock (Ph.D. 1999) is Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies as well as Coordinator of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College.
Kim Jarvis (Ph.D. 2002) is as Assistant Professor of History at Doane College in Crete, NE and author of Franconia Notch and the Women Who Saved it (University Press of New England, 2007).
William Jordan (Ph.D. 1996) is Harlan M. Ellis Instructor in History at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, and the author of Black Newspapers and America’s War for Democracy, 1914-1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 2001).
Matthew McKenzie (Ph.D. 2003) is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus. He has also taught Maritime Studies at the Sea Education Association at Woods Hole, Massachusetts and has conducted research for the History of Marine Animal Populations Project.
Kate Clifford Larson (Ph.D. 2003) is author of the acclaimed Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero (Ballantine Books, 2003). Her dissertation was a finalist for the Organization of American Historians’ Lerner Scott Prize for the Best Dissertation in Women’s History. Kate teaches at Simmons College and is the consulting historian for the National Park Service’s Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study.
Keri Lewis (Ph.D. 2007) is working as an analyst for the Office of Access Management at the National Security Council.
Louis Mazzari is Assistant Professor of American Culture at Fatih University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of Southern Modernist: Arthur Raper from the New Deal to the Cold War (Louisiana State University Press, 2006) and editor of a new edition of Raper's classic Preface to Peasantry (University of South Carolina Press, 2005). His dissertation was a finalist for the C. Vann Woodward Prize of the Southern Historical Association
Edward McCarron (Ph.D. 1992) is an Associate professor and Chair of the History Department at Stonehill College. He is the co-author of Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics (Westview Press, 2000) as well as several articles on Irish history and immigration.
Vladimir Pistalo (Ph.D. 2001) is Associate Professor of History at Becker College. He is the author of several novels.
Holly Rine (Ph.D. 2004) is Assistant Professor of History at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York where she teaches Early American, Revolutionary and Native American History.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Ph.D. 1980) is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University, a former MacArthur Fellow, and the author of several books including Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 (Knopf, 1982). A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (Knopf, 1990) won both the prestigious Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes and was turned into a popular PBS documentary. She is also the author of The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth (Knopf, 2001) and editor of Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).
Paul W. Wilderson (Ph.D. 1977) is Executive Director of the Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, and the author of Governor Wentworth and the American Revolution: The English Connection (University Press of New England, 2004).