Professor of History; Russian, Modern East Asian, Cold War
Ph.D., University of Michigan (1975)
I earned my Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1975, did research in Russia in 1976 1977, and have been teaching at Le Moyne since 1978. I offer a series of courses in World History since 1900, Russian history, and World Civilizations. I love teaching, and I have a lifelong passion for history, diversity, and undergraduate education. At Le Moyne I have received the Msgr. A. Robert Casey Teacher of the Year Award (1999), the Richard M. McKeon Scholar of the Year Award (1994), the Joseph C. Georg Endowed Professorship (1997-2000), and the Matteo Ricci Award for Achievement in Diversity (2000).
I also enjoy historical research and writing, and have published a number of books on various historical subjects. These include Plehve: Repression and Reform in Imperial Russia, 1902-1904 (1983); Easter in Kishinev: Anatomy of a Pogrom (1992); Modernization and Revolution: Dilemmas of Progress in Late Imperial Russia (1992, with James Y. Simms, Jr.); and four books co-authored with John W. Langdon: A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War (1996), The Cold War: A History through Documents (1999), Connections: A World History (3 editions: 2009, 2012, and 2016), and The Cold War: A Global History with Documents (2011). My wife Susan and I live in Syracuse near Le Moyne’s campus. We have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. We enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, and traveling to visit family, friends, scenic sites, and places of historical interest.
World Civilizations I & II
History of Russia
The Great War and Global Revolutions, 1900 - 1920
The Age of Anxiety and Global War, 1920 - 1945
Cold War and Global Confrontation, 1945 - 1964
Cold War and Global Upheaval, 1964 - Present
Internships in History
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
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