History Faculty

Chad Anderson, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D.,University of California, Davis
Areas of expertise: Early American, Native American Societies, Environmental History
Professor Anderson received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, under the supervision of Professor Alan Taylor. He enjoys advising theses and directed studies that draw upon Hartwick’s Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives and the Yager Museum of Art & Culture’s extensive collections related to early American and Native American history.

Kyle Burke, Assistant Professor of History and Peace & Conflict Studies Co-Coordinator
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Areas of expertise: modern US and global history; war and society; radicalism and political violence
Kyle Burke is an historian of the United States and the modern world. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2015, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, and Northwestern University’s Chabraja Center for Historical Studies.

Cherilyn Lacy, Professor of History & Coordinator of Public Health Program
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: Modern Europe, Women and Gender, Medicine and Public Health
What happens to civilians if most of a country’s doctors, nurses, and other medical resources are channeled toward a war effort? This is the focus of Dr. Lacy’s current research project on civilian healthcare in France during the First World War.

Mieko Nishida, Professor of History and Department Chair
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise: Latin America, Brazil, social history
A graduate of Hiroshima University (BA in American Studies) and the University of Tsukuba (MA in Latin American Studies), both in Japan, Mieko Nishida received her MA and Ph.D. in History from The Johns Hopkins University. 

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