Other Faculty

Adjunct Professors Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Laura Lee Corbett lfishercorbett@fsu.edu Preserving Historic Sites and Spaces
Katie McCormick kmccormick@fsu.edu Managing Archives and Historical Records
Vincent Mikkelsen vpm7371@fsu.edu US History

courtesy Faculty

John Corrigan (Religion) jcorrigan@fsu.edu American Religious History, Religion and Emotion
Francois Dupuigrenet (Religion) fdupuigrenet@fsu.edu History of the book, visual cultures of France and Italy
Kristine Harper kcharper@fsu.edu History of Science, Environment, Cold War, Women and Science
Tahirih Lee (Law) tlee@law.fsu.edu Chinese Legal History
John Marincola (Classics) jmarinco@fsu.edu Greek and Roman historiography and rhetoric
Amanda Porterfield (Religion) aporterf@fsu.edu American Protestant thought, history of Christianity, Native American religions
Michael Ruse (Philosophy) mruse@fsu.edu History and Philosophy of Biology and Evolution
James Sickenger (Classics) lsicking@fsu.edu Greek History and Literature

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.


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.


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.


William Warren Rogers Professor of History

A native of Portland, Oregon, Professor Jumonville received his B.A. from Reed College in 1977, his M.A. from Columbia University in 1979, a second M.A. from Harvard in 1983, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1987. His first book was Critical Crossings: The New York Intellectuals in Postwar America (California, 1991 ), and his second was Henry Steele Commager: Midcentury Liberalism and the History of the Present (North Carolina, 1999).  In 2007 Routledge published his edited collection The New York Intellectuals Reader. In the same year Liberalism for a New Century, co-edited with Kevin Mattson, was published by California. Other representative scholarly works include a chapter in John Diggins, ed., The Liberal Persuasion: Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the Challenge of the American Past (Princeton, 1997), a chapter in Matthew J. Cotter, ed., Sidney Hook Reconsidered (Prometheus, 2004), and articles in journals such as the Journal of the History of Biology (on the cultural politics of sociobiology and human nature), Queens' Quarterly, the History Teacher, and the Journal of American Culture. He has also written for the general intellectual press in such venues as the New York Times op-ed page, Die Zeit, and the Boston Review.

In addition to teaching US intellectual history in the Department of History. In 2000 he was named the William Warren Rogers Professor of History and he served as chair of the department for seven years. Jumonville rides horses and a motorcycle, plays basketball, has four dogs, and is still waiting for the NBA to call.


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 Jammu 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).



Ph.D. Johns Hopkins 1962, retired as professor emeritus in 1999. He was named a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State in 1994. He taught medieval and English history, Renaissance and Reformation and served the History Department for several years as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. His research centers on twelfth-century England, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, their sons Richard Lionheart and John, and their French possessions, their administration of justice and the common law, as well as the transformation of their royal servants into professionals. His studies have resulted in papers presented at conferences in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States, some forty articles and seven books. He has written both individual biographies of thirteenth-century figures---King John (1994),The Reign of Richard Lionheart, co-authored with R.R. Heiser (2000), Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and Queen of England (2009)--- and collective biographical studies of royal officials, The Origins of the English Judiciary in the Age of Glanvill and Bracton c. 1176-1239 (1985) and Men Raised from the Dust : Administrative Service and Upward Mobility in Angevin England(1988).

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.


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