Faculty Highlights


--Steven Avella published Charles K. McClatchy and the Golden Age of Journalism (University of Missouri Press, 2015).  Hear him interviewed on Capital Public Radio, Sacramento.


--Alan Ball’s deeply researched blog on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, SCOWstats, has been cited by a number of local and regional newspapers and other media. Check it out; there is even a Fantasy League for court decisions.


--Michael Donoghue was invited speaker at a Smithsonian Institution program in Washington on the Panama Canal.


--Alison Efford was named the “Teacher of the Year” in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Text Box: Alison Efford receives Teacher of the Year award from Dean Richard Holz.Dr. Alison Efford













--Jenn Finn completed her book manuscript, which is currently under review by De Gruyter Publishers, on Criticizing the King: the Development of an Akkadian Literary Topos.


--Kristen Foster continues working on her book, Haiti's Mirror:  Reflections of Race and Revolution in America's Early Republic.  She will present part of that research this summer at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic conference.


--Lezlie Knox gave papers or talks at four events, including symposia in Rome and in Leeds, England.


--James Marten continued to edit the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth; in November he was honored as a “Faculty All-Star” at a Marquette basketball game.


--Laura Matthew was an invited speaker at symposia in El Salvador and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


--Tim McMahon published several articles and book reviews and was an invited speaker at Easter Rising Centenary events held at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.  He was also a finalist for the university teaching award and was part of a panel discussing “History and Politics in Ireland” on MPTV’s “Internal Focus”.


--Dan Meissner followed up his academic fact-finding trip to Turkey with the Niagara Foundation in early 2015 with another trip to Kazakhstan this summer.  He is also one of the authors of a forthcoming textbook on Modern Chinese history.


--Phil Naylor has three major research projects underway, reflecting his broad and varied interests: The Quiet Imperialism, 1798-1882; Byzantium: A Transcultural Commonwealth; and Rock and Roll: A History of Insurgency, Synergy, and Liturgy.


--Bryan Rindfleisch received fellowships to two writing workshops that will provide an excellent opportunity for him to finish his book manuscript, one at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Virginia this summer, and one sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the University of Paris in Paris this fall.


--Julius Ruff will attend a meeting of the author team of the four-volume Cambridge History of World Violence on June 20-23, 2016, in Rome.


Text Box: A screenshot from Peter Staudenmaier's appearance on International Focus.--Peter Staudenmaier was granted tenure and promotion to associate professor!  He also published two peer-reviewed articles and was accepted to the German Academic Exchange Service Summer Seminar on “Nature in German Thought” at the University of Chicago. He was also interviewed on “The Politics of Immigration in Germany” on MPTV’s “International Focus.”


--Michael Wert taught an honors course on the Kyudo: Japanese Archery as an Art of Self-Reflection; he is spending his sabbatical in fall 2016 conducting research in Japan.


--Fr. Michael Zeps continues to serve as a hall minister in Cobeen Hall.  He also posted “Housing Projects and Cityscape in Vienna: Apartment Buildings as Fortresses from Metaphor to Reality” on the MU library’s e-publications website.  















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