Other Faculty

Adjunct Professors Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Vincent Mikkelsen
Weiwei Luo
Donald Barry
Laura Lee Corbett


Emeritus Professors

Rodney Anderson

A graduate of Boston University (B.A., 1962) and American University (M.I.S., 1963; Ph.D., 1968), Professor Rodney Anderson is a specialist in the history of Mexico. He has written two books, Outcasts in Their Own Lands: Mexican Industrial Workers, 1906-1911 (Northern Illinois University Press, 1976) and Guadalajara a la consumacion de la Independencia: Estudio de su poblacion segun los padrones de 1821-1822(Unidad Editorial, 1983). In 1988 he received the James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize for his article, "Race and Social Stratification: A Comparison of Working-Class Spaniards, Indians, and Castas in Guadalajara, Mexico on 1821," Hispanic American Historical Review (May 1988). With the support of a sizable grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Anderson is analyzing the Guadalajara censuses of 1821 and 1822.


James P. Jones

Ph.D., 1960, University of Florida
Research Interests: United States, Civil War

Professor Jones received his B.A. (1953), M.A. (1954), and Ph.D. (1960) from the University of Florida. A member of the History faculty at Florida State since 1957, he is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and an authority on the American Civil War. His extensive publications include six books: Montgomery as the Confederate Capital: View of a New Nation (Alabama Historical Society, 1964), with William W. Rogers; "Black Jack": John A. Logan and Southern Illinois in the Civil War Era (Florida State, 1967); Frank Church, Civil War Marine (U.S. Marine Corps Historical Division, 1974), with Edward P. Keuchel; Yankee Blitzkrieg: Wilson's Raid Through Alabama and Georgia (Georgia, 1976); John A. Logan, Stalwart Republican from Illinois (Florida State, 1982); and "War So Terrible": Sherman and Atlanta (Norton, 1987), with James Lee McDonough. Professor Jones is also interested in the history of World War II and sports history.


Peter Garretson

Ph.D., 1974, University of London
Research Interests: Middle East, North Africa

Dr. Garretson received his Ph.D. in 1974 from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London and specialized in African, especially North African, History. His thesis was on the History of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. His first teaching position was at the University of Khartoum. He then taught at Brooklyn College and Swarthmore College before coming to Florida State University in 1980. He has taught Middle Eastern History at FSU ever since, except for eight years when he was also the Associate Vice President for International Programs.


William Oldson

Professor William Oldson received his B.A. from Spring Hill College in 1965 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in 1966 and 1970 respectively from Indiana University, where he specialized in the history of the Balkans and the Habsburg monarchy. He taught from 1969-2011. He also served as Director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience. His research has centered on modern Romanian history and the Holocaust, resulting in three books, The Historical and Nationalistic Thought of Nicolae Iorga (East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 1973), A Providential Anti-Semitism: Nationalism and Polity in Nineteenth Century Romania (American Philosophical Society, 1991), and The Politics of Rite: Jesuit, Uniate, and Romanian Ethnicity in 18th Century Transylvania (East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2005). The book on anti-Semitism was awarded the American Philosophical Society's John Frederick Lewis Prize for "the outstanding book of the year." Professor Oldson is currently working on a monograph on the background to Romania’s participation in World War II and the Holocaust, tentatively entitled "Superfluous Jews": Anti-Semitism and the Background to the Romanian Holocaust. He has also been a Holocaust Educational Foundation Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Fellow of the International Research and Exchanges Board, a recipient of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Historic Preservation Medal, and a two time winner of the University Teaching Award.


Bawa Satinder Singh

Dr. Bawa Satinder Singh, a specialist on modern India, especially British rule in the subcontinent, received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Panjab (1951 and 1955) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin (1961 and 1966). He is the author of The Jamme Fox: A Biography of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Kashmir, 1792-1857 (Southern Illinois, 1974). He has edited the Hardinge Letters: The Letters of the First Viscount Hardinge of Lahore to Lady Hardinge and Sir Walter and Lady James, 1844-1847 (Royal Historical Society, 1986) and My Indian Peregrinations: The Private Letters of Charles Stewart, the Future Second Viscount of Lahore, 1844-1847 (Texas Tech, 2001). Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


Paul Strait

After receiving his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1962, Professor Strait earned his Ph.D. degree at Princeton in 1970. A specialist in continental medieval history, he has also studied at the University of Cologne. The recipient of university teaching awards, he is the Associate Chairman for Undergraduate Affairs. His publications include Cologne in the Twelfth Century (University Presses of Florida, 1974).


Edward Wynot

After graduating from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1965), Edward D. Wynot earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University in 1967 and 1970 respectively. An authority on eastern Europe, particularly Poland, he has written or edited four books:Polish Politics in Transition: The Camp of National Unity and the Struggle for Power, 1935-1939 (Georgia, 1974); Poland and the Coming of the Second World War: The Diplomatic Papers of Anthony Drexel Biddle, Jr., 1937-1939, with Philip V. Cannistraro and T. Kovaleff (Ohio State, 1976); Warsaw Between the World Wars: Profile of the Capital City in a Developing Land, 1918-1939 (East European Quarterly and Columbia University Press, 1983); and Caldron of Conflict Eastern Europe, 1918-1945 (Harlan Davidson, 1998). He has also published approximately thirty journal articles and chapters in edited books. He is currently writing a book on the Polish Orthodox Church in the twentieth century.


Former Faculty

Max Friedman 2002-2007 American University
Matt Childs 2001-2008 University of South Carolina
Elna Green 1998-2009 San Jose State University
Sally Hadden 1995-2010 Western Michigan University
Philip D. Morgan   Johns Hopkins University
Darrin McMahon 2004-2014 Dartmouth College
Alexander Aviña 2009-2015 Arizona State University
Frederick Davis 2002-2016 Purdue University


Courtesy Professors

John Corrigan

317 Dodd Hall
Research Interests: American Religious History, Religion and Emotion


Francois Dupuigrenet

Research Interests: History of the book, visual cultures of France and Italy


Tahirih Lee

R201 Rotunda Building
Research Interests: Chinese Legal History


John Marincola

Research Interests: Greek and Roman historiography and rhetoric


Amanda Porterfield

Research Interests: American Protestant thought, history of Christianity, Native American religions


Michael Ruse

183 Dodd Hall
Research Interests: History and Philosophy of Biology and Evolution


James Sickenger

328 Dodd Hall
Research Interests: Greek History and Literature