Department Chair
Jeremy R. Ball
Associate Professor of History (2005).
Denny Hall Room 19
ballj@dickinson.edu
(717) 254-8191
Department Faculty
Stephen Weinberger
Robert Coleman Professor of History (1969).
Denny Hall Room 217
(717) 245-1500 | weinberg@dickinson.edu
B.A., Northeastern University, 1965; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1966; Ph.D., 1969.

His teaching interests center on medieval and Renaissance history, European intellectual history, and the history of film. His current research involves conflict in medieval society, and censorship in the American film industry.
Neil B. Weissman
Provost and Dean of the College, Russell I. Thompson Chair of the Dean of the College, Professor of History (1975).
West College (Old West) 2nd Floor
(717) 245-1321 | weissmne@dickinson.edu
B.A., Colgate University, 1970; M.A., Princeton University, 1972; Ph.D., 1976.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1984-1985.

His areas of specialization involve the comparative history of Russia, Japan, and Germany, with emphasis on the impact of revolution and modernization on traditional societies and cultures. His research deals with police and deviance in early Soviet Russia.
David D. Commins
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Professor of History, Benjamin Rush Chair in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (1987).
Denny Hall Room 205
commins@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1976; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1985.

His teaching interests are in modern Middle Eastern history with an emphasis on Islamic thought and political movements. His most recent book is The Gulf States: A Modern History. A new publication, Islam in Saudi Arabia, will be available later in 2014. His other books are The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia, Historical Dictionary of Syria, and Islamic Reform.
Marcelo Borges
Professor of History (1997).
Denny Hall Room 111
(717) 245-1186 | borges@dickinson.edu
Licenciado en Historia, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1988; Profesor en Historia, 1988; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1997.

He teaches Latin American, Iberian, and comparative history. His current research deals with transatlantic migration from Portugal to Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly to Argentina; and with migration, identity and community formation in the oil fields of Patagonia, Argentina.
Karl D. Qualls
Professor of History (2000).
Denny Hall Room 201
(717) 245-1774 | quallsk@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1993; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1998.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2003-04.

His teaching interests include Russian and German history, comparative revolutions (political, social, and cultural), dictators, urban history, and more. His book "From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II" (Cornell, 2009) challenges notions of totalitarianism, investigates the creation of historical myths, and outlines the role of monuments and urban space in identity formation in a city torn between Ukraine and Russia. He is currently working on a new book about children who fled the Spanish Civil War and were raised in the Soviet Union.
Regina M. Sweeney
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Associate Professor of History (2001).
Denny Hall Room 310
(717) 245-1682 | sweeneyr@dickinson.edu
B.A., Tufts University,1980; M.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1986; Ph.D., 1992.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2011-12.

Matthew Pinsker
Associate Professor of History, Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History (2002).
Denny Hall Room 218
(717) 245-1350 | pinskerm@dickinson.edu
B.A., Harvard University, 1990; D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1995.

Pinsker teaches courses in U.S. political, legal and diplomatic history. His research focuses on the career of Abraham Lincoln, partisanship in the Civil War era, American constitutionalism, the Underground Railroad and the history of U.S. campaigns and elections.
Jeremy R. Ball
Associate Professor of History (2005).
Denny Hall Room 19
(717) 254-8191 | ballj@dickinson.edu
B.A., Boston College, 1994; M.A., Yale University, 1998; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003.

He teaches courses in African political and ecological history, apartheid, the Atlantic slave trade, and human rights. His research focuses on the labor and business history of Angola, Portuguese colonialism, and oral history.
Christopher J. Bilodeau
Associate Professor of History (2006).
Denny Hall Room 302
(717) 245-1385 | bilodeac@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Vermont, 1991; M.A., Brown University, 1994; M.A., Columbia University, 1998; Ph.D., Cornell University, 2006.

He focuses his research on the history of American Indian-European interaction during the American colonial period, paying particular attention to the French, English, and Indian interaction. He teaches courses on Colonial America, the American Revolution, American Indian History, and the roles that violence plays in colonial situations.
Emily Pawley
Assistant Professor of History (2011).
Denny Hall Room 4
(717) 245-1552 | pawleye@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Toronto, 2001; M.Phil., Cambridge University, M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004; Ph.D., 2009.

environmental history, history of capitalism, history of the body, landscape, history of food and food production, history of science
Crystal M. Moten
Assistant Professor of History (2013).
Denny Hall Room 12
(717) 245-1913 | motenc@dickinson.edu
B.A., Washington University (MO), 2004; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006; Ph.D., 2013.

Dr. Moten focuses on 20th Century United States with specializations in Women's/Gender History and African American History. Her research examines black women's struggles for economic justice in the 20th century urban north. Dr. Moten teaches classes related to United States History, Urban History, African American History, and Women's and Gender History.
Noriaki Hoshino
Visiting Instructor in History (2014).
Denny Hall Room 306
hoshinon@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2001; M.A., University of Tokyo, 2004.

Contributing Faculty
David G. Strand
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science (1980).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105E
(717) 245-1204 | strand@dickinson.edu
B.A., Lawrence University, 1971; M.A., Columbia University, 1973; M.Phil., 1974; Ph.D., 1979.

His field is 20th century Chinese politics and history with related interests in comparative social and political development.

Emeriti Faculty
Clarke Garrett
Emeritus
peggygarrett57@gmail.com

Charles Jarvis
Professor Emeritus in History
809 Startex Street
The Villages, FL 32162
717-713-3638 (Cell) | jarvisc@dickinson.edu

John Osborne
Emeritus
osborne@dickinson.edu

Co-Director, House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
George Rhyne
Emeritus
1230 Birch Lane
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-0489 (Home) | rhyne@dickinson.edu