Department Chair
Marcelo Borges
Professor of History (1997).
Denny Hall Room 111
borges@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1186
Contributing Faculty
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.
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.
Maria C. Bruno
Assistant Professor of Archaeology (2011).
Environmental Archaeology Lab
(717) 245-1923 | brunom@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Nevada, 1998; M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 2001; Ph.D., 2008.

Carolina Castellanos
(on sabbatical 2014-15)
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010).

castellc@dickinson.edu
Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007; Ph.D., 2010.

Kjell I. Enge
Associate Professor of Anthropology (1984).
Denny Hall Room 20
(717) 245-1207 | enge@dickinson.edu
B.A., Northeastern University, 1964; Ph.D., Boston University, 1981.

Prof. Enge's specialties include the design and use of monitoring systems to track the progress of education and health projects and the evaluation of projects, including formative, summative and the determination of sustainability into the future. His current work in education includes directing a three-year cross-national evaluation of the libraries donated to primary/secondary schools in Asia and Africa by Room to Read to determine the effects and attitudes toward reading and literacy involving both schools, parents and community leaders. The evaluation uses a multi-method combination of quantitative-qualitative methods and is being carried out in Laos, Nepal and Zambia. He is also in the process of completing a series of case studies in Rajasthan, India on private public partnerships (PPP) in education. These case studies involve CISCO, Educate Girls Globally, the Rajasthan ministry of Education, financed by USAID (under EQUIP1) and done in conjunction with the World Economic Forum. The objective is to determine what makes these partnerships successful and how access to and the quality of education can be improved. He uses examples from work in both education and health to show students the practical uses of the social sciences to address world problems.
Abraham Quintanar
Associate Professor of Spanish (2001).
Bosler Hall Room 205
(717) 245-1884 | quintana@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Scranton, 1993; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995, Ph.D., 2002.

J. Mark Ruhl
Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science (1975).
Denny Hall Room 207
(717) 245-1501 | ruhl@dickinson.edu
B.A., Dickinson College, 1970; M.A., Syracuse University, 1972; Ph.D., 1975.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1988-1989; Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2012-13

He specializes in comparative politics. His research centers on the politics of democratization in contemporary Latin America with a special emphasis on civil-military relations.