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 life-long 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, 2017), The Cold War: A History through Documents (1999), Connections: A World History (3 editions: 2009, 2012, and 2016), The Cold War: A Global History with Documents (2011), The Cold War Through Documents: A Global History (2017), and The Struggle Against Imperialism: Anti-Colonialism and the Cold War (2018). My wife Susan and I live in Syracuse near Le Moyne’s campus. We have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and twelve grandchildren. We enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, attending plays and concerts at Le Moyne, 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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