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History Faculty

Phillip Cantrell

Phillip A. Cantrell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Asian History, African History, World History
East Ruffner 227
(434) 395-2217


Larissa Smith Fergeson, Ph.D.

Professor of History
20th-century American history, African-American history, History of the U.S. South, Virginia History
East Ruffner 231
(434) 395-2776


David Geraghty

David Geraghty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Secondary education teacher preparation, U.S. history, early modern England
East Ruffner 237
(434) 395-2339


William Holliday

William C. Holliday, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Latin American history, the South Atlantic World
East Ruffner 239
(434) 395-2424


Steven Isaac

Steven Isaac, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Medieval Europe; military history; Islamic Civilization; Ancient Greece
East Ruffner 226A
Website: Prof. Isaac's Home Page
Haskins Society Website Manager 

Dr Melissa Kravetz
Melissa Kravetz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Modern Europe, esp. Germany; history of science and medicine; women & gender
East Ruffner 240


Jim Munson
James R. Munson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
European Intellectual History; France 1789 to Present; French Revolution and Napoleon, 19th-Century Europe
East Ruffner 234
(434) 395-2218


Barbara Shepard
Barbara Newton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
US History; Renaissance/Reformation; Victorian England
East Ruffner 212
(434) 395-2994


Yulia Uryadova
Yulia Uryadova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
Central Asia, Russian History, World History, Modern Middle East
West Ruffner 222
(434) 395-2168


Deborah Welch
Deborah Welch, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Colonial America, Public History and Historic Preservation, History of American Women, American Indian History, the American West
East Ruffner 242
(434) 395-2773
Website: Prof. Welch's Home Page