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Alphabetical List of History Faculty & Staff, 1875–Present


Adler, Antony, Winter/Spring 2016-17, Fall/Winter 2017-18, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oceanography, museology, public history (Carleton BA 2006, University of Washington M.A. and Ph.D.)

Alden, George Henry, 1898-1903, Professor of American History, deceased (B.S. Carleton, 1891; A.B. Harvard 1893; Fellow in History, U. Chicago 1893-95; Fellow in History, U. of Wisconsin 1895-96; Ph.D. U. Wisconsin 1896)

Arroyo, Elizabeth (Leah) Fortson, 1992-93 Visiting Fred C. Andersen Fellow in American Studies


Babcock, Mildred, 1942-1943, Visiting Instructor American History (Western Reserve BA 1921, Columbia MA 1927, NYU Ed.D. 1940)

Bailey, Donald A., 1966-67, part-time Visiting Instructor in European History (Saskatchewan B.A., Oxford B.A., also University of Minnesota)

Baird, John Edward, 1962-1965, Visiting Instructor in Latin American History (California B.A., M.A.)

Ballard, Barbara, 1989-1990 Visiting Fred C. Andersen Lecturer in American Studies

Barnwell, Stephen B., 1954-1955 (Carleton alum 1947), Visiting Instructor of Medieval History

Basham, Arthur, Visiting Professor Fall term, 1977; Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in South Asian History, 1981-82; also served as Benedict Professor in Asian Studies 1982-1983.

Basquin, Theresa (Terry), Secretary to History Department and Asian Studies, part-time, 1967-1975

Baumann, Frederick L., 1925-1927, Visiting Instructor in Medieval History (Ph.D., M.A. Chicago)

Berry, Jay, 1987-1988, half-time position, Visiting Assistant Professor of American History American History

Bhagavan, Manu Belur, 1999-2000, Visiting Instructor in South Asian History (B.A., Carleton 1992; Ph.D. U Wisconsin Madison)

Bhattacharya, Arabinda, 1967-1968, Visiting Professor of Indian History (Scottish Church College B.A., Calcutta University, M.A., Ph.D.)

Billings, Thomas Henry, 1919-1920

Blake, Stephen, Fall and Winter, 1975-76, Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor in South Asian History (Dartmouth B.A., Chicago M.A., Ph.D.)

Bonner, Robert, 1967-2001, Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor and the Liberal Arts (Emeritus), British History and History of the American West; 2000-2005 post-retirement teaching in American Environmental History (Wyoming B.A., Oregon M.A., Minnesota Ph.D.)

Borrell, Merriley, 1986-87, Visiting Fred C. Andersen Fellow in American Studies

Bowman, Marilyn, 1988-89, part-time adjunct appointment, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History (U. Minnesota Ph.D.)

Boyd, Catherine Evangeline, 1947-66, Professor of Medieval European, Mediterranean & Asian History (Radcliffe B.A., M.A., Ph.D., further study abroad). Left Carleton to accept position at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Britt, Dr. Albert, 1936-1938, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Lecturer, brought in for a series of lectures

Brundage, Burr C., 1944, Visiting American Political History Assistant Professor

Bryn-Jones, David, 1920-1935 Professor of History, Economics and Political Science; 1936-1952 Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations (University College, New South Wales, B.Sc. D.D., theology and political science). Spouse of Marian Adams Bryn-Jones, Carleton alumna class of 1923; deceased August 1, 2002.


Campbell, John, winter term, 1985-1986, Visiting Instructor of African American History

Capen, Louise I., Visiting Instructor and Chairman for one year, 1919-1920, Early Modern and Modern European and U.S. History (New York M.A.)

Carlson, Mrs. Margaret, Secretary to the Faculty in Leighton Hall, 1964.

Carpio, Myla Vicenti, Fall, 2000-2001, Visiting Fred Anderson Fellow in American Studies

Clark, Clifford E., Jr., 1970-2016, Professor Emeritus of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies (Yale B.A., Harvard M.A., Ph.D.). Currently Chair, Carleton So/An department (2016-17).

Clark, John Bates, 1875; 1877-1881, Professor of Economic history (Amherst B.A., Heidelberg) (see Carleton Archives for more detailed information about John Bates Clark)

Clark, Miss (Dr.) Keith, 1923-1941, Professor of American, Asian, European, and American Political history (Minnesota B.A., M.A., Columbia Ph.D.) – she also wrote a series of travel books.

Clausen, Mrs. Marian T., 1949-1951; 1953-1957; 1960-1961; 1965-1966, part-time occasional Visiting Assistant Professor of Ancient and Medieval History

Cooper, Charles H., 1883-1898, Professor in American Political Economy, Law, Ancient and Modern History, also served as College Librarian for several years. (Dartmouth: A.B. 1877, A.M. 1880)

Crane, Ruth, Secretary to the History Department, part-time, temporary, 1980s.


Dale, Stephen, Visiting Instructor in South Asian History. Taught one course, History 24, Modern Indian History, winter 1972 replacement for EZ; simultaneously taught at the U. of MN. Carleton alum, 1963.

Deems, Mervin M., 1929-1931, Visiting Instructor of Modern European and Religious History

Deen Pinkham, Lucile Dahl, Professor of Medieval and European History 1934-1960; (married Carleton Latin American History Professor Victor E. Pinkham in 1951 and died unexpectedly in 1960), (Carleton B.A. 1925, trained in classes of our Dr. Keith Clark)

DeLaney, Jeanne Hunter, 1989-2003, Assistant Professor of Latin American History, [see also St. Olaf trade*] (North Carolina Chapel Hill A.B., Stanford M.A., Ph.D.)

DeVries, Jacqueline, 1993-94, Visiting Modern European History Instructor

Dickerson, Charles, 1977-1985, Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor of African American History, Director of Third World Affairs (Lincoln B.A., Rochester M.A., Ph.D.)

Drinkwater, Geneva, 1931-1934, Associate Professor of Medieval History and Dean of Women

Drummond, George F. 1926-1928, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and History

Duncan, Cheryl Ellen, 1994-1997, Visiting Instructor of American History (wife of long-time History Professor Adeeb Khalid)

Duniway, Clyde August, 1924-1937, Professor of American History and Chair of the Department for thirteen years (Harvard Ph.D., LL.D. Colorado and Denver)

Dyar, Margaret, 1942-1943, Carleton alum 1941, Visiting Instructor of Modern History


Emerson, Matthew Charles, 1993-1994, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Historical Archaeology

Entenmann, Robert, Visiting Professor of East Asian History from St. Olaf, 1992-1994, 1997-1998, 2002-03 Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of East Asian History (Harvard Ph.D.)


Farrell, James, Visiting Professor of American History, winter 1985-86 (from St. Olaf) (Loyola B.A., Illinois M.A., Ph.D.)

Feinstein, Tamara, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Spring, 2014 (Wayne State, B.A., George Washington U., M.A., U. Wisconsin, Madison, M.A., Ph.D.

Fisher, Andrew, 2003-present, Professor of Latin American History (Stanford B.A., University of California San Diego M.A., Ph.D.)

Fishman, Louis, 2005-2007, Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History (University of Haifa B.A., University of Chicago M.A., Ph.D.)

Fitzgerald, Michael, Visiting African American History Professor (St. Olaf), 1988-89, 1994-1995

Frederick, Peter, Visiting Benedict Distinguished Professor of American and African American History, 1992-94


Harrison, Elizabeth “Beth” J. Gault, Visiting Professor of East Asian History, 1989-1991, (Carleton B.A. 1974, Wisconsin M.A.)

Hart, Albert Bushnell, Visiting Harvard Exchange Professor of History, winter 1911-1912

Hartzell, Karl D., 1930-31, Visiting Assistant Professor in European History

Hawkins, Timothy, 1997-98, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American history, Carleton alum 1990

Helming, Oscar C. 1919-22, Professor of Economic History, Industrial / Social History of England and U.S.

Herran Avila, Luis, 2017-18, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History (National Autonomous U of Mexico, B.A. (Licenciado), New School for Social Research, New York, M.A., Ph.D.)

Hertzberg, Steven, Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor in U.S. History, Fall and Winter 1975-76

Hung, Chang-tai, 1981-97, Professor of East Asian History (B.A. Chinese University Hong Kong, Harvard M.A., Ph.D.)


Igra, Annette, 1994-present, Professor of American Women’s History (UCLA B.A., Sarah Lawrence M.A., Rutgers Ph.D.)

Iverson, Peter, Visiting Professor of Native American History, Winter, 1990-91, Carleton alum 1967


Jacobs, Nancy, 2014, Spring, Distinguished Benedict Visiting Professor, African History; also 1995-96, Visiting Instructor of African History (Calvin College B.A., UCLA M.A., Indiana University Ph.D.).

Jarchow, Merrill E. (Casey), 1945-1986, Professor of American History and Associate Dean & Dean of Men (Minnesota B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) In addition to The Earth Brought Forth: A History of Agricultural in Minnesota During the Pioneer Days (1949), and the 1964 Carleton the First Century, Casey Jarchow also created a book of reminiscences, Carleton Remembered 1909-1986 with David Porter, who taught Classics and Music at Carleton 1962-1987, and was Carleton’s president 1986-87 before leaving to become President of Skidmore College 1987-1999. In 2007 David Porter is the Harry C. Payne Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts at Williams College.

Jeffrey, Kirk, 1970-2008, Professor Emeritus of American History (Harvard B.A., Stanford M.A., Ph.D.)

Johnson, Evelyn (also Evelyn Joanne Erickson, Evelyn Swanson, Evelyn Nystuen in past catalogs), Leighton Faculty Secretarial Pool, 1969-1971, Career Center Administrative Assistant, 1972-1977 (Bob Wood, Marilyn Hill, Career Center Directors), Registration Coordinator, Registrar’s Office, 1978-2012 (Grant Wales, David Brodigan, Patricia Blomquist, Roger Lasley, Registrars). Retired October 2012, died January 22nd 2015.

Jorgensen, Barbara, Secretary to the History Department, part-time, temporary, 1984-85, when Ann Sullivan was on Sabbatical.


Kaba, Lansiné, 1973-75, Visiting Associate Professor of African History (The Sorbonne, Paris, C.E.L.G., Licence, D.E.S., Northwestern Ph.D.)

Kagan, Leigh, Winter & Spring, 1980-1981, Visiting Instructor in East Asian History

Kea, Ray, [St. Olaf trade*], Carleton & St. Olaf, 1980-1990 (Howard B.A., University of Ghana M.A., University of London Ph.D.)

Kendall, Betty J., Secretary to History and Modern Languages, part-time, shared office with Teresa (Terry) Basquin, 1968-72, moved to Economics and So/An in Willis 1973-96.

Kent, Maurice, 1910-__ (also well-liked athletic coach) Assistant Professor of U.S. History

Khalid, Adeeb, 1993-present, Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History, Modern European and Central Asian History (University of Punjab, Lahore B.A., McGill University Montreal, B.A., University of Wisconsin M.A., Ph.D.)

Khalid, Amna, 2011-present, Associate Professor, India and South Asian History (Lahore University, B.S., University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College, M.Phil., Ph.D.)

Kitamura, Takao, Visiting Professor, Japanese-American History, 1999-2000

Klein, Martin, Distinguished Benedict Visiting African History Professor, 2004-05

Kress, Robert A., 1951-52, Visiting Instructor of Medieval History

Kuskowski-Pieroni, Terri, winter, spring 1985-86, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History (Wisconsin B.A., M.A.)


Ladd-Taylor, Molly, 1990-94, (our first Professor of U.S. Women’s History) (Oberlin B.A., Case Western Reserve M.A., Yale Ph.D.)

Lamberty, Nikki (nee Marilyn Cecilia Erickson), (Concordia University, B.A.) 1969-71 keypunch operator for Elizabeth Barsness, Central Records, and Mae Okada, Dean’s Office, Judy Stadler in Carleton mailroom (high school student – worked after school, afternoons, summers); 1975 temporary Bookstore clerk; 1975-1978 vacation replacement secretary; 1978-79 Development Office, Capital Campaign Electronic [Computer] reports specialist; Senior Faculty Secretary Classics/Religion/Philosophy 1979-1986 (Bardwell Smith, Religion, David Porter, Classics, chairs); held two positions from 1986-1990: Classics/Religion/Philosophy (Jackson Bryce, Anne Patrick, chairs) and History (Robert Bonner, Clifford Clark, History chairs). In 1990, History Chair Eleanor Zelliot and Associate Dean Steve Galovich made the History position full-time because of two newly-added History faculty positions (AfAm and Women’s Historians).

Lang, Reginald, 1944-1947 Assistant Professor in American Diplomacy and Government; 1956-57 returned as Visiting Professor of International Relations on the Frank B. Kellogg Foundation, taught History & IR classes.

LaRocque, Brendan, 2012-2013, 2015-16, 2016-2017, 2018-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor of South Asian History, 2009-2011 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in South Asian History (University of Wisconsin Ph.D., M.A., second M.A., and B.A.)

LeGall, Michel, Visiting Middle East History Instructor from St. Olaf, 1986-1993 (SUNY Stoney Brook M.A., Ph.D.)

Lekan, Thomas (Tom) M., Visiting Modern European Instructor, 1997-98 (Carleton B.A. 1989, Madison Ph.D.)

Lewandowski, Bohdan, Visiting Distinguished Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History, Spring 1985-86 (Academy of Political Science, Warsaw; Warsaw University M.A.)

Loomis, Mr. Richard T., 1948-1949, Visiting Instructor of Modern History, Carleton alum 1947


Maguire, Elizabeth (Betty), began as Secretary to the Music department, then became Secretary to the Faculty in Leighton Hall, 1965-1967; in 1967 became Secretary to the Chairman of the Committee of Negro Affairs and to the Director of Project ABC.

Manning, Jr., Eugene A., 1966-67, Assistant Professor of American Diplomatic History (Colgate B.A., Wisconsin Ph.D.)

Manovich, Ellen, 2016-17, Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. History (The Ohio State U. B.A., U. Minnesota Ph.D.) 

Mason, Austin, 2013-present, Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Digital Humanities Center, Medieval Studies, Ancient Britain and Anglo-Saxon History, digital humanities (William and Mary B.A., Oxford M.St., Ph.D. Boston College 2012)

Masebo, Oswald, Fall 2009, Visiting Instructor of African History (Candidate U. Minnesota Ph.D., University of Dar es Salaam M.A., B.A.)

Matteson, Robert Eliot, 1940-41, Visiting Instructor in Political Science and Public Administration, taught in the History department, Carleton alum 1927

Mayer, Mr. Leslie G., 1943-44, Visiting Instructor in History and English

Mazour, Anatole Gregory, 1956-57, Visiting Professor in Russian History on the Louis W. and Maud Hill Family Foundation

Mazzini Larson, Gloria M., 1946-47 Visiting Instructor, History of the Modern World, Carleton alum 1945

McBeth, Michael, 1973-76, Visiting Associate Professor in Latin American History, St. Olaf exchange with Eleanor Zelliot for India courses at St. Olaf.

McEwen, Robert W., 1940-44, Professor of History of Christianity, taught in the History department

McGrath, Elena C., 2018-19, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History (Reed B.A., UW Madison, M.A. and Ph.D.)

Meisel, Seth, 1994-95, Visiting Instructor in Latin American History (Grinnell B.A., Stanford M.A.)

Mennel, Robert M., 1988-89 Visiting Professor of American Studies on the Fred C. Andersen Foundation

Merk, Frederick, Harvard Exchange Professor, 1927-28, Assistant Professor of History

Monson, Jamie, 1991-2003 (1/2 St. Olaf, 1/2 Carleton), 2003-2010 (full-time Carleton only), Professor of African History (Stanford B.A., UCLA M.A., Ph.D.) [St. Olaf trade*]

Morillo-Alicea, Javier, 1999-2002, Visiting Fellow in Latin American History (Yale B.A., Michigan Ph.D. candidate ABD)

Morse, Victoria, 1999-present, Professor of Medieval History (University of California Berkeley B.A., M.L.S., M.A., Ph.D.)

Mueller, Henry Richard, 1918-19, Instructor of History (Columbia M.A., History & Political Science)


Najita, Tetsuo, 1964-66, Instructor in East Asian History (Grinnell B.A., Harvard M.A., Ph.D.)

Newell, Elizabeth (Mrs. William H. Newell), Winter term 1971-72, taught one History 12 on Demographic & Quantitative History (Smith B.A., Pennsylvania M.A.)

Ng, Wendy, Spring, 1990-91, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fred C. Andersen Foundation American Studies

Nichols, Robert, Visiting Professor from St. Olaf, 1986-91, Professor of Russian History

Niles, Philip H. 1966-99, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History (Reed B.A., University of Toronto M.A., Ph.D.)

North, William, 1999-present, Professor of Medieval History (Princeton A.B., University of California Berkeley M.A., Ph.D.)


Oldstone-Moore, Christopher R., 1991-92, Instructor in Early Modern European History, Carleton B.A. 1984, University of Chicago M.A. 1986, Ph.D. 1992)

Olesen, Peter, 1922-46 (first taught in History department, then member of the German Department, also served as Registrar) (Hamline M.A. History and Education)

Ottaway, Susannah, 1998-present, Professor of History, David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities; Early Modern History, British History (Carleton B.A. 1989, Brown University, M.A., Ph.D.)

Owusu-Ansah, David, 1985-86, Visiting Professor of African History (University of Cape Coast, Ghana B.A., McGill University Montreal, M.A.)


Patterson, Tiffany, 1976-78 Visiting Adjunct Instructor in Black Studies and American Studies, historian, African American History (Indiana B.A., Southern Illinois M.A.), taught History classes.

Perry, John C., 1966-80, Professor of East Asian History and Director of the Asian Studies Program (Yale B.A., M.A., Harvard Ph.D.)

Petzschmann, Paul, 2011-present. Lecturer and Research Associate in European Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of European Studies, History, and Political Science. (Spouse of Amna Khalid, 2011-present, South Asian History).

Pinkham, Victor E., 1937-62, Associate Professor of Latin American History (University of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Seabury Divinity School B.D. 1922, Minnesota B.A., M.A. 1931). A native of South Africa, he made particular contributions to the History department in his courses in South America. He also served as rector to All Saints Episcopal Church in Northfield. Spouse of Dr. Lucile Dahl Deen Pinkham, who was also a member of the Carleton History Department.

Pletcher, Nuba M., 1916-22, Assistant Professor of History and Economics (Ph.D. Columbia). Was a minister who also taught for many years at Shattuck Academy in Faribault.

Pohlandt-McCormick, Helena, 1999-2001, 2002-2003, Visiting Assistant Professor of African History (Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat, M.A., Michigan M.A., Minnesota Ph.D.)

Polasky, Janet, Spring 2016-17, Distinguished Visiting Benedict Professor of Early Modern and Modern Europe (BA Carleton 1973, M.A., Ph.D. Stanford).

Pope, Barbara, Visiting part-time instructor, fall, 1974-75, social history, 19th Century France, History 12 (wife of Daniel Pope).

Pope, Daniel, 1973-1976, Visiting Assistant Professor in American History (Swarthmore B.A., Columbia M.A., Ph.D.)

Prowe, Diethelm Manfred Hartmut, 1966-2008, Laird Bell Professor of Modern European History, German History (Kent State B.A., Stanford M.A., Ph.D.) b. January 4, 1941-d. March 7, 2015, Northfield, Minnesota.


Qualey, Carlton C., 1946-1970, Laird Bell Professor, American History (b. 1904, d. 1988) (St. Olaf B.A., Minnesota M.A., Columbia Ph.D.)

Quirin, James, Visiting Instructor in African History (one African History course Spring, 1973-74)


Rader, Ronald Ray, 1960-1962, Visiting Instructor in European History and Russia

Ramsay, Mr. Hazel G., 1943-44, Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval History

Rees, A. Wyn, 1937-38, Visiting Instructor of History and International Relations

Reid, David, winter term, 1994-95, Visiting Instructor in History of Science (University of California Berkeley B.A., Wisconsin M.A., Ph.D.)

Reyes, Sigfrido, Visiting Instructor in U.S.-Latino Relations, 1993-94 (Cayey University College B.A., University of Chicago M.A., Ph.D. candidate)

Ring, Dian S., part-time Secretary to the Faculty of Leighton, 1964-1965

Ristow, Colby, 2006-07, Visiting Instructor in Latin American History (Michigan State University B.A., M.A., University of Chicago Ph.D. candidate); Assistant Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2007.

Ritchey, Charles James, 1920-1925, Assistant Professor of Religious History, Author of Quests for Salvation in New Testament Times, 1922, Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Libraries. (b.1885-d. 1959) (Chicago, Ph.D.), taught in History department.

Robinson, Edgar, 1910-11, Visiting Instructor of History

Robinson, J. Howard, 1916-1924, Innovative Chair of the History department – broadened courses to include Latin America, Near and Far East, American, English, and European. Wrote The Development of the British Empire. After eight years moved to Miami University in Ohio, then to Ohio State, and finally, Oberlin, where he retired in the mid 1960s. (Columbia Ph.D.)

Rosa, Andrew, 2002-03, Visiting Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow in African American History (Hampshire College B.A., Temple University M.A., University of Massachusetts Ph.D.)

Rosenberg, Emily, Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, 1985; Galusha Visiting Professor, 1986 (University of Nebraska B.A., SUNY Stony Brook M.A., Ph.D.)

Russell, Nelson Vance, 1938-1946, Professor and Chair, American Political and Diplomatic History


Saikia, Sayeeda Yasmin, 1997-1999, Instructor of South Asian History (Aligarh Muslim University B.A., M.A., Millersville University of Pennsylvania M.A., Wisconsin M.A., Ph.D.)

Schmudlach, Miss Meta E., 1921-1923, Instructor in History (Ripon A.B., Chicago, M.A.)

Schwiebert, Dr. Ernest George 1943-44, Visiting Professor of Religious History, author of Luther & His Times, St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1950

Seidman, Rachel Filene, 1997-2002, Visiting Assistant Professor of American History (Oberlin B.A., Yale Ph.D.)

Sengupta, Parna, 2000-2009, Assistant Professor of South Asian History (University of California Berkeley B.A., University of Michigan Ph.D.)

Simmonds, George Wolfgang, 1957-1960, Instructor of European and Russian History

Soman, Alfred, 1968-1972, Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History (Amherst B.A., Harvard Ph.D.)

Spence, Clark C., 1954-55, Visiting Instructor in American History

Stavrou, Theofanis (Theodore), Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Russian History, 1982-83

Steward, Tyran, 2018-2020, Two-year Post-doc Fellow, African American History. (Morehouse College, B.A., Eastern Michigan University, M.A. and Graduate Certificate in African American Studies, The Ohio State U., Ph.D.)

Sullivan, Ann, Secretary to the History Department, part-time, 1975-1985. Spouse of Daniel Sullivan, Vice President of Development and Associate Professor of Sociology; parents of Christine Sullivan Kelley, Carleton 1986.


Thomson, Samuel Harrison, 1935-36, Visiting Associate Professor of European History and Director of Admissions

Tompkins, David, 2008-present, Associate Professor of Modern European History

Thorstenberg, Herman Justus, 1913-1917, Professor of American Economic and Social History (Yale Ph.D.)

To, Wing-kai, Visiting Instructor in East Asian History, 1995-1997 (Chinese University of Hong Kong B.A., M. Phil, University of California Davis Ph.D.)

Towne, Ezra Thayer, Professor of European History, Economics and Sociology, and Registrar of the College, 1903-1917 (U. Wisconsin B.L. 1897, Graduate Dept. U. Wisconsin 1897-99, Principal, Sharon, Wisconsin High School, 1899-1901, University of Berlin 1902-03, U. Halle-Wittenberg Ph.D. 1903).

Tselos, George, 1976-77, fall term, Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor in American History (Carleton B.A. 1961, Minnesota M.A., Ph.D.)

Tutino, John, 1977-1988 (St. Olaf trade*), Professor of Latin American History (Holy Cross B.A., University of Texas Austin Ph.D.)


Van Eyck, Daniel, 1967-1969, Assistant Professor of American History, also Dean of Students (Carleton B.A., Michigan Ph.D.)

Van Slyke, Lyman “Van” P., Bernstein Distinguished Visiting Professor of East Asian History, Spring, 1998-1999 (Carleton B.A. in Mathematics, 1951, University of California Berkeley M.A. 1958 major field East Asian Studies, Ph.D. 1964 major field China)

Vann, Richard Tilman, 1961-1964, Assistant Professor of European History (Southern Methodist B.A., Oxford B.A., M.A., Harvard M.A., Ph.D.)

Vrtis, George, 2006-present, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History (Marquette University B.S., Northwestern M.A., Georgetown Ph.D.)


Wakeland, Joanne C., 1975-77, Visiting instructor in East Asian History (Carleton B.A., Michigan M.A.)

Walker, Clarence, Distinguished Visiting Benedict Professor of African American History, Spring 2017-18 (American historian and Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of History, UC Davis. (San Francisco State University B.A. and M.A., Ph.D. UC Berkeley.  

Walton, Jonathan, Distinguished Visiting Benedict Professor of African American History, winter, 1986-87

Walton-Vargo, Linda, 1978-80, Instructor in East Asian History (in 2007 at University of Pennsylvania History Department) (Wellesley B.A., Pennsylvania Ph.D.)

Weigert, Hans Werner, 1945-46, Visiting Professor of Comparative Government History

Weigle, Richard D., 1939-40, Visiting Instructor in History and International Relations

Weiner, Carl Dorian, 1964-2004, W.H. Laird Professor Emeritus of History and the Liberal Arts; Early Modern, French History (Queens College B.A., Columbia M.A.)

Wickett, Jacqueline, Secretary to the Faculty, 1965-1967

Williams, Harry, 1989-present, Laird Bell Professor of History, has also served as a David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, African and African American History (Lincoln University B.A., University of Missouri M.A., Brown University M.A., Ph.D.)

Williams-Myers, Albert J., 1976-1979, Instructor in African and African American History (Wagner B.A., UCLA M.A.)

Willis, John Thabiti, 2010-present, Associate Professor of African History (M.A. and Ph.D. Emory University, M.A.Cornell University, B.A. Clark Atlanta University

Woehrlin, William, 1962-1993, William H. Laird Professor Emeritus of Modern European History, Russian History (Amherst B.A., Harvard M.A., Ph.D.)


Yoon, Seungjoo, 1999-present, Associate Professor of East Asian History (Seoul National University B.A., Harvard University A.M., Ph.D.)


Zabin, Serena, 2000-present, Professor of Early American History (Bowdoin College B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill M.A., Rutgers Ph.D.)

Zelliot, Eleanor, 1969-1997, Laird Bell Professor Emerita of South Asian History (William Penn College B.A., Bryn Mawr M.A., Pennsylvania Ph.D.)

*The St. Olaf Trade, 1978–2003

The St. Olaf trade began in 1978. St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges shared two half-time professors, one in Latin American History and one in African Historian. John Tutino was the Latin American History professor hired by St. Olaf and Ray Kea was the African history professor hired by Carleton. In 1989 Jeane DeLaney replaced John Tutino. In 1991 Jamie Monson replaced Ray Kea. Because the colleges were on different schedules, it was a complicated position. The trade ended in 2003.

Greek and Roman History

Taught in the Classics Department

Billings, Thomas Henry, 1919-1920, Visiting Professor (U. Chicago Ph.D., Classicist)

Bryce, Jackson, 1972-2013, Professor of Classics and Ancient Roman History

Clark, Herman A., Visiting Professor of Roman History, 1925-1926

Ferguson, William Scott, Visiting Harvard Exchange Professor of Ancient History, 1924-1925

Houghton, Herbert Pierrepont, Professor of Greek History, 1923

Landesman, Stephen, 1969-70, Visiting Instructor in Classics and Greek History

Meinecke, Mr., Professor of Roman History, 1923

Smiley, Charles Newton, 1927-1930, Associate Professor of Roman History

Wilkie, Nancy C., 1974-2017, Professor of Archaeology and Greek History (Stanford University, A.B. 1964, U Minnesota, M.A. 1967; Ph.D. 1975), co-coordinator of the Archaeology Concentration.

Steed, Kathryn, 2010-2017, Assistant Professor of Classics (B.A. Kalamazoo College, Ph.D. University of Michigan) Roman history (especially the Republic), Greek and Roman law and oratory.