History Faculty 2008-2009
Also see faculty awards and research agendas.
Marc has taught Latin American history at Truman since 1999. He holds a bachelors degree in History and Peace Studies from Bethel
College in Kansas, and a masters and doctorate degrees in Latin
American History from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He
is the author of Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory
Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern
Indigenous Movements (2008), co-editor of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (2007), co-author of Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (2008). He has also written numerous other articles and book
chapters on Indigenous and popular movements in Latin America. Marc has received Fulbright, SSRC-MacArthur, and other fellowships
to support his research. He serves on the executive committees
and is web master of NativeWeb, the Ecuadorian Studies and Ethnicity
Race and Indigenous Peoples sections of the Latin American Studies
Association, the Andean and Teaching Materials committees of the
Conference on Latin American History, Peace History Society,
Historians Against the War, and Truman chapter of the American
Association of University Professors.
Dr. Brammall has been at Truman since 1997. She is the managing
editor of The Sixteenth Century Journal and an associate professor
of history. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the
University of Alberta and a doctorate from Dalhousie University. Her
teaching and research interests include medieval and early modern
Britain and Europe, particularly the perceptions of abnormality and
deformity in that period, as well as the history of women and the
history of science. Dr. Brammall is a member of the American
Historical Association, the North American Conference on British
Studies, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and the
History of Science Society.
Dr. Gall has been at Truman since 1997. He received his bachelor’s
degree from Cornell College of Iowa, his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Drake
University, and his doctoral degree in history from the University of
Missouri-Columbia. At Truman, Dr. Gall is appointed as an associate professor of
history and is the MAE director for the Social Science program. Dr. Gall’s
research and teaching interests include U.S. history, Missouri history, the
Truman presidency, and the training of secondary social studies teachers. He has
published “Using the Farewell Address to Teach the Truman Presidency,” a chapter
in Harry’s Farewell: Interpreting and Teaching the Truman Presidency
(University of Missouri Press, 2004) and is the author of Missouri, Our Home
(Gibbs Smith, 2006) a state history textbook used by elementary
students across the state. He is a member of the Organization of American
Historians, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the National Council for
the Social Studies, the National Council for History Education, and serves on
the Research, Scholarship and Academic Relations Committee for the Harry S.
Truman Library Institute. Dr. Gall has had 14 years of teaching experience in
high school history at Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Dr. Hanley has been at Truman since 1991. He holds his doctorate
from Purdue University, his masters from the University of Illinois,
and his bachelor’s degree from Western State College of Colorado.
He is a member of the Organization of American Historians, American
Society of Church History, and the Society for Historians of the
Early American Republic. He is the author of Beyond a
Christian Commonwealth: The Protestant Quarrel with the American
Republic, 1830-1860 (University of North Carolina Press, 1994).
His most recent work, “Revolution at Home and Abroad: The
Radical Implications of the Protestant Call to Missions, 1825-1870,”
appears in The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home
(Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003). He is
currently co-editing The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian
Politics to be published by Greenwood Press.
Dr. Hirsch has been at Truman since 1989. He holds a B.A. from
Antioch College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. His special fields of interest are
Twentieth Century American Intellectual and Cultural History, Public
History, Oral History, Disability History, African-American History,
and the South since Reconstruction. He is presently writing an
intellectual and cultural history of the New Deal’s Federal Writers’
Project and conducting the research for a biography of B.A. Botkin,
folklorist, poet, and social historian. He has published
articles and written introductions to books on this and related
topics. He is a member of the American Folklore Society,
organization of American Historians, American Historical Society,
Southern Historical Association, and the Society for Disability
Dr. Ling has been at Truman since 1991. Her teaching interests include Asian, Asian American, and women’s history, and her research focuses on Asian American studies including immigration and ethnicity, assimilation and adaptation, family and marriage, employment patterns, and community structures. She is the Executive editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies, and also a Visiting Professor of the Institute of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University, China. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Ford Foundation Book Award, American Fellow of AAUW, Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence 2005-2006, and Best Article Award at 2006 Missouri Conference on History. She has been featured in numerous newspapers and talk shows (The World Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Chinese American News, St. Louis Chinese Journal, the Overseas Chinese World, “Charles Brennan Show,” “St. Louis on the Air,” among others), and included in many books/encyclopedias on famous Chinese Americans and authors. A Ford Foundation Prize-winning author, she has published ten books and over hundred articles on Asian Americans. Her recent books include Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives (SUNY, 1998), Jinshan Yao: A History of Chinese American Women (Chinese Social Science Publishing House, 1999, a winner of book competition sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Social Science), Pin Piao Mei Guo: New Immigrants in America (Beiyue Literature and Arts Publishing House, China, 2003), Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community (Temple U. Press, 2004), Chinese in St. Louis: 1857-2007 (Arcadia, 2007), Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family (Truman State U. Press, 2007), Emerging Voices: the Experiences of the Underrepresented Asian Americans (Rutgers University Press, 2008), Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries (Rutgers University Press, 2009), and Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (with Allan Austin, 2 Vols. M. E. Sharpe, 2010).
Dr. Macauley has been at Truman since 1999. She teaches the continental survey courses on Africa as well as regional and topical seminars on issues such as women, resistance, ethnicity and nationalism in Africa. She is also the Director of the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program at Truman. Dr. Macauley received her doctorate and masters degrees in History from Howard University in Washington, DC and a bachelors degree from the University of Sierra Leone. She has published several journal articles, reviews and book chapters on issues such as gender and education, gender and religion, and health in Africa. she has been the recipient of several fellowships including funding from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York and Sasakawa Foundation in Japan. Dr. Macauley is a member of the African Studies Association (ASA), the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS), and Truman chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Dr. Mandell teaches early American and Native American history. His most recent book, Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), was given the inaugural Lawrence Levine Award by the Organization of American Historians for best book on American cultural history. He is also faculty advisor for Truman Hillel. Prof. Mandell received his doctorate and masters degrees in History from the University of Virginia, and a masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University. His other books include King Philip’s War and the Destruction of Native Sovereignty in Southern New England (Johns Hopkins, forthcoming); King Philip's War: The Conflict Over New England (Chelsea House, 2007); the Northern and Western New England Treaties and Southern New England Treaties volumes (nos. 19 and 20) in the series Early American Indian Documents (University Press of America, 2003); and Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts (University of Nebraska Press, 1996). He has also published articles in edited collections, encyclopedias, and journals including the Journal of American History and the William and Mary Quarterly. Prof. Mandell has received research fellowships from the NEH, Truman State University, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, American Antiquarian Society, and the U.S. EPA. He has served as a consultant for two websites of historical resources and for the Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts in their effort to obtain federal recognition.
Dr. McDonald holds a doctorate from the University of Southampton. He is the author of American Ethnic History: Themes and Perspectives (Rutgers University Press, 2007) and associate editor of On the Move: An Encyclopedia of Immigration, Migration, and Nativism in United States History, 4 vols. (Facts on File, forthcoming 2010). Dr. McDonald has published various book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews, as well as articles in numerous journals, including the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Continuity and Change, and Patterns of Prejudice. He has been the recipient of numerous research fellowships, including funding from the Economic and Social Research Council of Great Britain. Dr. McDonald is a member of the American Historical Association, American Studies Association, American Studies Association of Texas, British Association for American Studies, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Organization of American Historians, and Texas State Historical Association, and a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar. In 2008, Dr. McDonald was a semi-finalist in Truman State University’s Educator of the Year awards.
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Paino earned his PhD in American Studies from Michigan State University. He
also holds a JD from Indiana University School of Law. His teaching and scholarly interests include 20th-century cultural and social history and American legal history. He has written journal articles, encyclopedia entries and book reviews on the history of American sport. His book, The Social History of the United States: 1960s, is due out in October 2008.
Dr. Reschly has been at Truman since 1994. He earned his PhD
from the University of Iowa in 1994, and also holds an MA in History from the
University of Northern Iowa, an MDiv from Goshen Biblical Seminary, and a BA in
History from Goshen College. Dr. Reschly’s teaching interests include American
social history, women’s history, Frontier and West, and history of sexuality.
His current research examines rural consumer culture in Amish and related groups
in 1930s Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His first book, The Amish on the
Iowa Prairie, 1840-1910
(Johns Hopkins, 2000), was named the 2002 Book of the Year by the
Communal Studies Association. His second book is a co-edited collection,
Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History (Johns Hopkins,
2002). In 2003-2004, he taught at the Martin Luther University of
Halle-Wittenberg in Germany as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He has led nine Study
Abroad courses in Europe, taking over 100 students overseas. He is a member of
the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians,
Agricultural History Society, Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest,
Western Historical Association, and Rural Women’s Studies Association.
Dr. Robinson has been at Truman since 1990. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and the MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also studied two years in East and West Germany. During his sabbatical, 1997-98, he spent a semester at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and another semester at the Department of History of Science of Harvard University. In 2000-2001, he taught in Ukraine as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Kherson State University. His teaching interests include world civilizations, modern Europe, Germany, the history of science, medicine, and technology, and research methods. He has published two books (with R.W. Rieber): Wilhelm Wundt in History: The Making of a Scientific Psychology (2001) and The Essential Vygotsky (2004). His current research focuses on the development of experimental psychology, psychiatry, and physiology (especially in Germany and Russia), history of higher education in Europe, and science and public affairs. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the History of Science Society, CHEIRON (the International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences), Midwest Junto for History of Science, and Phi Alpha Theta. Dr. Robinson is a lover of music--all kinds.
Dr. Rose has been at Truman since 1995. She holds both her doctorate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Rose's specialties are ancient history and disability studies. Along with other publications, she has published one book, The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece (University of Michigan Press, 2003). She was awarded a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship for 2003-2004 to support her research project on intellectual disability in ancient Greece. She spent the year with the Institute for Greek and Latin Language and Literature at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Dr. Rose, who was named Truman’s Educator of the Year in 2005, as well as the CASE (Carnegie) National Educator for Missouri in 2006, travels internationally whenever she has the chance.
Dr. Wandel has been at Truman since 1999. He received his B.A. from Lund
University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine.
He teaches modern French, European, and world history, as well as courses on
topics in modern European cultural and intellectual history. Dr. Wandel's
research concerns the emergence of the historical profession in France during
the second half of the nineteenth century.
Dr. West has been at Truman since 1995. She received her doctorate
in history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She
holds a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from
Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies from the
State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. West’s research focuses
on the rise of consumer culture in late imperial Russia. Her
teaching interests include all of Russian history, world history,
and modern European history. She is a member of the American
Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the American
Historical Association and the World History Association. Dr. West
has been active in Advanced Placement programs since the
inauguration of AP World History in 2002.
Dr. Zoumaras has been at Truman since 1989. He holds a bachelor’s
degree from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s
and doctorate from the University of Connecticut. His teaching
interests include United States Diplomatic History, the Vietnam War,
United States-Latin American Relations, United States History since
1945, 20th Century United States History, and Latin America during
the National Period. His current research focuses on C. Douglas
Dillon, who graduated from Groton and Harvard, served as past
executive officer of the U.S. and Foreign Securities Corporation,
Dillon, Read & Company, Inc., the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Brookings Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as
ambassador to France (1953-57), Deputy Under Secretary of State for
Economic Affairs (1957-59), Under Secretary of State for Economic
Affairs (1959-61), Secretary of the Treasury (1961-65), and
President and Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(1971-1983). He is also researching United States-Latin
American economic relations during the Eisenhower presidency. He is
a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of
American Historians, and the Society for Historians.
Associated history faculty members
Julia DeLancey (Art)
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Dr. DeLancey has been at Truman State University since 1995. She earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan in the History of Art (Honors) and her Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland also in the History of Art. She teaches courses in the Art Department at Truman on European and American art from the Renaissance through the present day. Her current research focuses on Italian Renaissance painting, especially on painters' materials and their sellers in Renaissance Venice, and has been funded by organizations such as the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Renaissance Society of America & Istituto Nationale di Studi sul Rinascimento (Italy). She has published on apothecaries in Renaissance Florence, on painting techniques in late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Florence, and has presented her research nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Renaissance Society of America and the Italian Art Society, and, at Truman State University, has received the Educator of the Year award (2002) as well as an Allen Fellowship (2005).
Sara Orel (Art)
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Dr. Orel has been at Truman State University since 1991. She earned her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology; her M.A. and Ph.D., both from the University of Toronto, are in Egyptian Archaeology. She teaches ancient and non-western Art History courses in the Art Department at Truman; several of these, including Egyptian Art and Islamic Art, are cross-listed as History courses. Her research specialty is Egyptian Archaeology and she is currently preparing the publication of the Gebel el-Haridi Project, a multi-year archaeological survey in Upper Egypt for which she was the co-director. She has published articles on Egyptian language, funerary customs, and pottery, among other topics, and edited the volume Death and Taxes in the Ancient Near East. In her guise as a non-western art historian she revised the chapter on “Art of Pacific Cultures” for the third edition of the best-selling textbook Art History and curated an exhibit of “Traditional Textiles of Indochina” in the Truman State Art Gallery. In the spring semester of 2010 she is curating an exhibit of ancient Egyptian pottery on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. She is a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research and a member of the American Research Center in Egypt, the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society, the Egypt Exploration Society, and the Titanic Historical Society. In 2008 she received Truman State’s Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence.
Peter Ramberg (Chemistry)
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Ramberg has been at Truman State since 2001. He earned a bachelor's
in chemistry at the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in organic
chemistry at Indiana University, and an MA and PhD in History of
Science from Indiana University. He teaches a two-semester survey of
the history of science (NASC 400 and 401) that explores the study of
the natural world from the ancient Greeks to Watson and Crick, a
JINS course on the history of the extraterrestrial life debate, and
has taught History of Science in Germany, 1800-1945 for the history
department. He is a past Fulbright fellow and has been awarded
research grants from the National Science Foundation. He spent a
year doing dissertation research at the Deutsches Museum in Munich,
Germany, and before arriving at Truman served a two year appointment
as a research scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of
Science in Berlin, Germany. Ramberg has a broad interest in the
history of the natural sciences, and specializes in the history of
chemistry generally, and chemistry in nineteenth century Germany in
particular, with emphasis on both institutional and conceptual
history. He is the author of Chemical Structure, Spatial
Arrangement: The Early History of Stereochemistry, 1874-1914
(Ashgate, 2003), and has published articles in Historical
Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, Ambix,
and Annals of Science. He is a member of the History of
Science Society, Treasurer for the Midwest Junto for the history of
science, and an affiliate member of the History of Chemistry
Division of the American Chemical Society.