History

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Jonathan Wiesen, Department Chairperson 2019 -

    Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., an authority on modern European history, including histories of racism and antisemitism, and the history of advertising and consumerism, is the new chair of the Department of History.

    Wiesen comes to the department from Southern Illinois University’s Department of History, for which he has been department chair since 2016 and a member of the faculty since 1998.

    “It’s an honor to be named the chair of the Department of History,” Wiesen said. “I am thrille...

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    Michele Forman, Director 2011 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Andre Millard, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Andrew Baer, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Andrew Baer studies race and policing in the twentieth-century American city. Born in the Ohio Rust Belt in the early 1980s and raised in Sun Belt Florida, his interest in history began with observations about inequality and injustice in the present day. Drawn by history’s ability to influence contemporary struggles for social justice, Andrew began his academic career studying the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. After moving to Chicago, his attention shifted forward in time and rel...

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    Andrew Keitt, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Brian Steele, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Carolyn Conley, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

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    George Liber, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    John Van Sant, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. John Van Sant joined the Department of History at UAB in the Fall of 2000. He has presented several papers on his research at regional, national, and international history and Asian studies conferences. His research is primarily on the political, ideological, and cultural changes in Japan during the nineteenth century. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Japan and China, plus World history undergraduate courses. Dr. Van Sant also works with the Advanced Placement World History p...

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    Jonathan Wiesen, Professor (P) 2019 -

    Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., an authority on modern European history, including histories of racism and antisemitism, and the history of advertising and consumerism, is the new chair of the Department of History.

    Wiesen comes to the department from Southern Illinois University’s Department of History, for which he has been department chair since 2016 and a member of the faculty since 1998.

    “It’s an honor to be named the chair of the Department of History,” Wiesen said. “I am thrille...

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    Jordan Bauer, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2010 -

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    Michele Forman, Instructor (P) 2011 -

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    Natasha Zaretsky, Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Pamela King, Assistant Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Pamela Murray, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Born in Seattle, Washington, Pam Murray spent much of her youth living with her family abroad (Panama, later France & Germany) and in several parts of the US (northern Virginia, New Mexico), experiences that sparked her interest in history as well as languages and culture. Exposure to New Mexico’s rich Hispanic heritage, along with curiosity about her maternal background—including relatives in Medellin, Colombia—encouraged her to specialize in Latin American history.

    In 2012, Dr. Murray...

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    Stephen Miller, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Tennant McWilliams, Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Walter Ward, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Beth Hunter, Credentialed Course Instructor 2010 -

    Susan E. (Beth) Hunter is a Credentialed Course Instructor. A life-long Blazer, she received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Beth has served as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate program since 2012.

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    Christopher Perry, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Kaye Nail, Credentialed Course Instructor 2009 -

    Kaye Nail received her History BA and MA from UAB, graduating with academic distinction. Her research interests include Birmingham Jewish women, peace movements, conscientious objectors, Southern social reform, and the 1970s in America. She currently teaches survey classes on US History, World History and Alabama History.

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    Linda Smith, Credentialed Course Instructor 2003 -

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    Majella Hamilton, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Robert Ezekiel, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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