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Social Science

Faculty Information

Laura Dull, Professor

Office: G-107
Phone: 989-686-9062

Laura Dull

B.A.- Central Michigan University, Master’s in Theological Studies-Weston Jesuit School of Theology, M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History-University of Notre Dame
Courses Taught: HIS 111 and 112 (Early and Later Western Civilization), HIS 240 (Renaissances and Reformations in Early Modern Europe)
Historical Areas of Interest: Late Medieval Europe, Gender History, Religious History, Comparative History
Pedagogical Styles: Informal lecture with ongoing question and answer, small and large group discussions, hands-on learning projects

Michael Evans, Instructor

Office: G-106
Phone: 989-686-9005


B.A.- Reading University, M.A.--Reading University, Ph.D.--Nottingham University
Courses Taught: HIS 111 and 112 (Early and Later Western Civilization)
Historical Areas of Interest: Medieval Europe, especially the Crusades, monarch, gender, post-medieval views of the Middle Ages

Publications: The Death of Kings (Hambledon and London, 2003); Inventing Eleanor (Bloomsbury, 2014)
Pedagogical Styles: Informal lecture, small group discussions, source-based study, and structured in-class debates

Amy French, Assistant Professor

Office: G-103
Phone: 989-686-9132


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A.A.-Delta College, B.A.-University of Michigan, M.A.-Central Michigan University, Ph.D.-Wayne State University
Courses Taught: HIS 221 and 222 (Early and Recent American History), HIS 215 (Recent African-American History), HIS 225 (History of Women and Gender), HIS 237 (History of Michigan)
Historical Areas of Interest: Labor History, Gender History, Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States, and the long Civil Rights Era
Pedagogical Styles: Conversational lecture style with a great deal of student engagement and interaction, small and large group discussions, in-class activities

Sarah Wiley, Associate Professor

Office: S-043
Phone: 989-686-9134
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B.A.-University of Alabama, M.A.-University of Montana
Courses Taught: HIS 111 (Early Western Civilization), HIS 221 and 222 (Early and Recent American History),

Patrick Kirkwood, Adjunct Faculty



  Education: B.A.—University of Strathclyde (in Glasgow, Scotland, UK), M.A.—(Joint) Central Michigan University/University of Strathclyde.
Courses Taught: HST 112 Later Western Civilization.
Historical Areas of Interest: Imperialism, Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States, Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, Early Twentieth Century Political and Racial Thought, and Diplomatic History.
Pedagogical Styles: Mixture of traditional lecture, small and large group discussions, and structured in-class debates.

Terry Miller, Adjunct Faculty



A.A. Delta College, B.S. Central Michigan University, M.A. Central Michigan University, M.A.T. Saginaw Valley State University Courses Taught: HIS 111 and 112 Early and Later Western Civilization;and  HIS 222 Recent American History Historical Areas of Interest: Big History; Environmental History; and Greco-Roman History Pedagogical Styles: Traditional lecture supplemented with multimedia, learning modules, and ongoing question/answer/discussion


James Rodriguez, Adjunct Instructor


Christina Szilagyi, Adjunct Instructor


Matthew Thick, Adjunct Instructor



A.A. Mott Community College, B.A. University of Michigan--Flint, M.A. Wayne State University Courses Taught: HIS 237 (Michigan History) and 112 Later Western Civilization; Historical Areas of Interest: American Indian, Great Lakes Region/Michigan, Modern World Pedagogical Styles: Mixture of traditional lecture with question/answer at times, small and large group discussion, group analysis of primary documents


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