Some Recent Alumni

  • Gregory Jason Bell (PhD candidate) is a lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. In 2011 Jason won the Leland Hawes Prize for best Florida history graduate paper, which was subsequently published in Tampa History, and in 2012 Jason received the annual award as his department’s best teacher in for the 2011-12 academic year.

  • William Bergmann (PhD, 2005) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Slippery Rock University. His book, The American National State and the Early West, was published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press.

  • Jessice Biddlestone (MA, 2010) earned an MA in history and literature at Columbia University in 2012 and has just begun the PhD program in modern European history (with a focus on France and colonialism) at Northwestern University.

  • Matt Bishop (MA, 2011) is currently finishing up coursework for his doctorate in the history of technology at Case Western Reserve and will begin studying for his doctoral exams. He will also be teaching one course at Thomas More College next year on the History of American Technology.

  • Jay Carroll (MA, 2010) has also begun the PhD program in modern European history at Northwestern University.

  • Aaron Cowan (PhD, 2008) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Slippery Rock University and serves as curator of the Old Stone House, a reconstructed 1822 stagecoach tavern museum.
  • Robert Gioielli (PhD, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of History at The University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. His book, Hard Asphalt and Heavy Metals: An Environmental History of the Urban Crisis is to be published by Temple University Press in their “Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy” series.

  • Kathy Luhn (MA, 2009) was recently named Executive Director of Friends of White Water Shaker Village, Inc. Most recently, she had been Collections Administrator for Historic Southwest Ohio, Inc., which runs Heritage Village in Sharon Woods.

  • David Merkowitz (PhD, 2010) is a program officer at the Ohio Humanities Council.
  • Maribeth Mincey (MA, 2008) just graduated from UC Law with a specialization in international law and human rights.

  • Douglas Owen (MA 2005) is an architectural historian at Gray & Pape, Inc., a historic preservation consulting firm.

  • Adam Rathge (MA, 2009) is a PhD candidate in U.S. History at Boston College where he is working on a history of marijuana prohibition in the United States.

  • Rachel Richardson (MA, 2009) is a reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer where she covers a range of news assignments and writes an occasional column for paper’s weekly history feature. She also volunteers with local animal welfare organizations and as a guardian ad litem for children in foster care.

  • Amy Selby (MA, 2010) is currently pursuing a doctorate in African History at Northwestern University. In 2012 she earned an MA from Ohio State University in African history and was a fellow for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad in Tanzania.

  • Krista Sigler (Ph.D., 2009) is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. She recently contributed a chapter to a volume edited by Willard Sunderland: Russia's People of Empire (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012).

  • Dawn Spring (PhD, 2008) is an independent scholar living in Cincinnati who teaches exclusively online. She is the author of Advertising in the Age of Persuasion: Building Brand America, 1941-1961, published in 2011 by Palgrave/MacMillan.

  • Andrew Thompson (MA, 2012) is currently pursuing a PhD in modern French history at Florida State University.

  • Jason Warren (MA, 2012) will soon begin (Fall 2013) working for his doctorate in the University of Kentucky’s program in International History.

  • Karen Whyte (MA, 2010) is beginning an MA program in Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.