Alumni News & Awards 2013–2014

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D’Ann Campbell (PhD 1979, George E. Mowry), is teaching at Culver Stockton College. She will be at UNC for Karen Hageman’s Gender and War conference Part II in September giving a paper on American women servicewomen, professionalism and sexuality after WWII. She just completed an entry in Wikipedia for her mentor, George E. Mowry. She is currently president of Quincy East Rotary and of Canton’s AAUW Chapter.

Philipp Stelzel (PhD 2010, Konrad H. Jarausch) recently accepted a tenure-track position at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to begin Fall 2014.

Elizabeth Gritter (PhD 2010, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall) examines how and why black Memphians mobilized politically in the period between Reconstruction and the beginning of the civil rights movement. River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954(University Press of Kentucky, 2014) challenges persisting notions of a “Solid South” of white Democratic control by arguing that the small but significant number of black southerners who retained the right to vote had more influence than scholars have heretofore assumed.

Steve Milder (PhD 2011, Konrad H. Jarausch) has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers.

Ken Zogry’s (PhD 2007, James Leloudis and Donald G. Mathews) latest book, Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University, is forthcoming from DTH Media Inc. and will be distributed by UNC Press.

Matthew Lubin (PhD 2012, Melissa Bullard) has had his translation of three Latin works by the late medieval Dominican friar and missionary Riccoldo da Montecroce accepted for publication by Ashgate Press, in the United Kingdom.

Robert Hunt Ferguson (PhD 2012, W. Fitzhugh Brundage) recently accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of History at at Western Carolina University to begin Fall 2014.

Randy M. Browne (PhD 2012, John Sweet), Assistant Professor of History at Xavier University, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship to conduct research at the Library Company of Philadelphia for his book project, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean.

Kimberly Kutz (PhD 2013, John F. Kasson) recently won the 2014 Hay-Nicolay Award for the best dissertation about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, or legacy, presented by the Abraham Lincoln Association and Abraham Lincoln Institute. She will accept the award at the ALI Annual Symposium at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 22.
Andrew Arnold (PhD 2002, Leon Fink) published Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Minders, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country (NYU Press, 2014). In 2013, he was elected Chair of the History Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Joyce M. Bowden (MA 1968, Harold A. Bierk) will publish in February 2014 a history of her mother’s family, Four Connor Generations in South Carolina, 1790–1920 (White Poppy Press, 2014).

Patrick Huber (PhD 2000, Jacquelyn Hall) recently published an essay, “Black Hillbillies: African American Musicians on Old-Time Records, 1924–1932,” in the edited collection, Hidden in the Mix: African American Country Music Traditions (Duke University Press, 2013). His most recent book, The Hank Williams Reader, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2014.

Bruce Baker (PhD 2003, Jacquelyn Hall) started a new job in September 2013 at Newcastle University (in England, not Australia) as Lecturer in American History.

Bethany S. Keenan (PhD 2009, Donald Reid/Lloyd Kramer) is an Assistant Professor at Coe College. She was recently elected to the Council of the Western Society of French History, and presented papers at their 2012/2013 conferences in Banff and Atlanta. Since the Coe job involves teaching all of Europe, she’s expanded her interests beyond France and spent part of last June at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum participating in the Curt C. and Else Faculty Seminar, taught that year by Dr. Christopher Browning and attended by fellow UNC grad Chris Fischer. She got to take students on a May Term trip to Holocaust Memorial sites in Germany and Poland, and is gleefully planning future trips. She and her husband Sean live in Iowa with their two kids and suggest anyone driving through the Midwest stop and visit.

Cindy Hahamovitch (PhD 1992, Leon Fink) won three fellowships: the Gilder Lehrman Center Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship from Yale, the Weatherhead Initiative in International History Postdoctoral Residential Fellowship from Harvard, and the John E. Sawyer Fellow from the National Humanities Center Fellowship. She accepted the latter. In her absence, she was elected chair of William & Mary’s History Department. She will return to assume that position in July 2014.

David Cline (PhD 2010, Jacquelyn Hall), is in his third year as an Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Tech, where he is also the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Public History. In 2013 he received the Award for Excellence in Faculty Teaching from the History Graduate Student Association, served as Lead Interviewer on the Civil Rights History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and, with colleagues at Virginia Tech, received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop handheld applications employing augmented reality to aid middle school history instruction. He was recently named as the co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Oral History book series.

Regina Sullivan (PhD 2002, Donald G. Mathews) is scheduled to be promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor in the City University of New York System this summer. Most recently she has organized and co-edited, with Monte Hampton (PhD 2004, Donald G. Mathews) a festschrift in honor of Donald G. Mathews. The volume will be published this spring by the University of South Carolina Press. The contributors include former Mathews students Hampton, Phillip N. Mulder (PhD 1995), Lary E. Tise (PhD 1975), David Voelker (PhD 2003), Wayne K. Durrill (PhD 1988), Ruth Alden Doan (PhD 1985), Cheryl F. Junk (PhD 2005), Nancy Gray Schoonmaker (PhD 2010), Robert F. Martin (PhD 1975), Gavin James Campbell (PhD 1999), Mary E. Frederickson (PhD 1981), W. Thomas Mainwaring (PhD 1988), Emily Bingham (PhD 1998), and Gerald Lee Wilson (PhD 1974).

Elizabeth Heineman (PhD 1993, Konrad H. Jarausch) was recently promoted to Full Professor and named Collegiate Scholar at the University of Iowa, after having spent 2012-2013 as Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. She’ll take over as Chair of the History Department at Iowa in August 2014. In 2011 she published Before Porn was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse (University of Chicago Press) and Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights (ed, Penn Press), and 2014 marked the appearance of her literary memoir Ghostbelly (Feminist Press).

Christopher Cameron‘s (PhD 2010, Heather Williams) first book, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans and the Making of the Antislavery Movement, is forthcoming from Kent State University Press.

John Mark Beam, III (MA 1986, James Leutze) is currently a pastor at Low’s Lutheran Church in Liberty, North Carolina.

Beth Allison Barr (PhD 2004, Judith M. Bennett) is in her sixth year as Assistant Professor of European women’s history at Baylor University. She has published two books and has three articles forthcoming in 2014. Barr was awarded a Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for 2013–2014 from the Louisville Institute, a Lilly Endowment Program.

Alexander Stoesen (PhD 1965, J. Carlyle Sitterson), Guilford College Professor Emeritus, received the “Voices of a City” award from the Greensboro Historical Museum last November for his “exemplary contributions to local history.”

Allen Matlins (MA 1964) retired from a successful business career and five year of teaching prep school (two of which were spent in India), while never giving up his love of history. He continues to work on the book project that his wife (UNC ’62) says he talked about 50 years ago.

Adam R. Seipp (PhD 2005, Konrad Jarausch) is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in History at Texas A&M University. In 2013, he published Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945–1952 (Indiana University Press).

Kathyrn Walbert (PhD 2000, Jacquelyn Hall) is an independent contractor teaching online courses for LEARN North Carolina (a program of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education) and writing home school social studies and language arts curriculum materials for Moving Beyond the Page. She also owns her own photography, art, and craft business and is a vendor at the Durham Craft Market. A solo show of her nature photography will be featured in the art gallery at West Point on the Eno Park in Durham, NC from September 20 to October 26. She is also training to become a Carolina Rollergirl.

R. Glen Ayers, Jr. (MA 1971, E. P. Douglass) just received the San Antonio “Outstanding Lawyer Award” for “Lifetime Achievement.” Since serving as Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas, he has practiced in San Antonio and Washington, D.C. His most recent publications, for the State Bar of Texas and other CLE programs, have involved the impact of Stern v. Marshall, a 2001 U. S. Supreme Court case focusing on the jurisdiction of Article I courts, and, in particular, the Bankruptcy Courts of the U. S.


Alumni News & Awards 2012–2013

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