Our Faculty

Click on the tabs below for a list of the Department of History's faculty members alphabetically, by their geographic area of expertise, and their respective areas of interest.

History Faculty Specialties
Danna Agmon Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT 412 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8307 dagmon@vt.edu
Mark V. Barrow, Jr. Professor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-4099 barrow@vt.edu
Trudy Harrington Becker Senior Instructor 430 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1733 thbecker@vt.edu
Glenn Richard Bugh Assistant Professor 426 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8368 gbugh@vt.edu
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
Monique Dufour Collegiate Assistant Professor
406 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8370 modufour@vt.edu
A. Roger Ekirch Professor 437 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8381 arekirch@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Carmen Gitre Assistant Professor 411 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5216 cgitre@vt.edu
Edward J. K. Gitre Assistant Professor 407 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8372 egitre@vt.edu
Heather Gumbert Associate Chair
433 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8378 hgumbert@vt.edu
Dennis Halpin Assistant Professor 404 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5670 dphalpin@vt.edu
Matthew Heaton Director of Graduate Studies
409 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8361 mheaton@vt.edu
Richard F. Hirsh Professor 423 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5601 richards@vt.edu
Melanie Kiechle Assistant Professor 417 Major Williams Hall 540-231-7523 mkiechle@vt.edu
Kurt Luther 
Assistant Professor
900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington
571-858-3255
kluther@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 425 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Bradley J. Nichols 
Visiting Assistant Professor
413 Major Williams Hall
540-231-1795
bradleyn@vt.edu
Paul Quigley James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies 405 Major Williams Hall 540-231-9090 pquigley@vt.edu
Peter Schmitthenner Associate Professor 321 Lane Hall 540-231-8377 pschmitt@vt.edu
Helen Schneider Associate Professor 421 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8373 hms@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu
Neil Larry Shumsky Associate Professor 435 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8375 yksmuhs@vt.edu
Robert P. Stephens Associate Professor 439 Major Williams Hall 
540-231-8724
rosteph2@vt.edu
Daniel B. Thorp Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
238 Wallace Hall
540-231-6770
wachau@vt.edu
Peter Wallenstein Professor 402 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8376 pwallens@vt.edu
LaDale Winling Assistant Professor 415 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1805 lwinling@vt.edu

Geographic

Africa

Carmen Gitre Assistant Professor 411 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5216 cgitre@vt.edu
Matthew Heaton Associate Professor 409 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8361 mheaton@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu

North America

Mark V. Barrow, Jr. Professor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-4099 barrow@vt.edu
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
Monique Dufour Collegiate Assistant Professor
403 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8370 modufour@vt.edu
A. Roger Ekirch Professor 437 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8381 arekirch@vt.edu
Edward J. K. Gitre Visiting Assistant Professor 432 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1722 egitre@vt.edu
Richard F. Hirsh Professor 423 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5601 richards@vt.edu
Melanie Kiechle Assistant Professor 417 Major Williams Hall 540-231-7523 mkiechle@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Paul Quigley James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies 405 Major Williams Hall 540-231-9090 pquigley@vt.edu
Neil Larry Shumsky Associate Professor 435 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8375 yksmuhs@vt.edu
Daniel B. Thorp Associate Professor 441 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5155 wachau@vt.edu
Peter Wallenstein Professor 402 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8376 pwallens@vt.edu
LaDale Winling Assistant Professor 415 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1805 lwinling@vt.edu

Asia

Danna Agmon Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT 412 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8307 dagmon@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Peter Schmitthenner Associate Professor 321 Lane Hall 540-231-8377 pschmitt@vt.edu
Helen Schneider Associate Professor 421 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8373 hms@vt.edu

Europe

Danna Agmon Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT 412 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8307 dagmon@vt.edu
Trudy Harrington Becker Associate Chair and Senior Instructor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1733 thbecker@vt.edu
Glenn Richard Bugh Assistant Professor 426 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8368 gbugh@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Heather Gumbert Associate Professor 406 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8378 hgumbert@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Robert P. Stephens Associate Professor 238 Wallace Hall 540-231-6770 rosteph2@vt.edu

Specialization

Science, Technology, Medicine, and the Environment

Mark V. Barrow, Jr. Professor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-4099 barrow@vt.edu
Monique Dufour Collegiate Assistant Professor
403 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8370 modufour@vt.edu
A. Roger Ekirch Professor 437 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8381 arekirch@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Heather Gumbert Associate Professor 406 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8378 hgumbert@vt.edu
Matthew Heaton Associate Professor 409 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8361 mheaton@vt.edu
Richard F. Hirsh Professor 423 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5601 richards@vt.edu
Melanie Kiechle Assistant Professor 417 Major Williams Hall 540-231-7523 mkiechle@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Peter Schmitthenner Associate Professor 321 Lane Hall 540-231-8377 pschmitt@vt.edu
Robert P. Stephens Associate Professor 238 Wallace Hall 540-231-6770 rosteph2@vt.edu

Public, Digital, and Oral History

Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Paul Quigley James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies 405 Major Williams Hall 540-231-9090 pquigley@vt.edu
LaDale Winling Assistant Professor 415 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1805 lwinling@vt.edu

Colonialism and Imperialism

Danna Agmon Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT 412 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8307 dagmon@vt.edu
Carmen Gitre Assistant Professor 411 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5216 cgitre@vt.edu
Matthew Heaton Associate Professor 409 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8361 mheaton@vt.edu
Peter Schmitthenner Associate Professor 321 Lane Hall 540-231-8377 pschmitt@vt.edu
Helen Schneider Associate Professor 421 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8373 hms@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu
Daniel B. Thorp Associate Professor 441 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5155 wachau@vt.edu

Cultural History

Mark V. Barrow, Jr. Professor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-4099 barrow@vt.edu
Trudy Harrington Becker Associate Chair and Senior Instructor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1733 thbecker@vt.edu
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
Monique Dufour Collegiate Assistant Professor
403 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8370 modufour@vt.edu
Carmen Gitre Assistant Professor 411 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5216 cgitre@vt.edu
Edward J. K. Gitre Visiting Assistant Professor 432 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1722 egitre@vt.edu
Heather Gumbert Associate Professor 406 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8378 hgumbert@vt.edu
Melanie Kiechle Assistant Professor 417 Major Williams Hall 540-231-7523 mkiechle@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Robert P. Stephens Associate Professor 238 Wallace Hall 540-231-6770 rosteph2@vt.edu

Race and Ethnicity

Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
Dennis Halpin Assistant Professor 404 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5670 dphalpin@vt.edu
Matthew Heaton Associate Professor 409 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8361 mheaton@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Paul Quigley James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies 405 Major Williams Hall 540-231-9090 pquigley@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu
Daniel B. Thorp Associate Professor 441 Major Williams Hall 540-231-5155 wachau@vt.edu
Peter Wallenstein Professor 402 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8376 pwallens@vt.edu
LaDale Winling Assistant Professor 415 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1805 lwinling@vt.edu

War and Peace

Mark V. Barrow, Jr. Professor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-4099 barrow@vt.edu
Trudy Harrington Becker Associate Chair and Senior Instructor 431 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1733 thbecker@vt.edu
Glenn Richard Bugh Assistant Professor 426 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8368 gbugh@vt.edu
Monique Dufour Collegiate Assistant Professor
403 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8370 modufour@vt.edu
Edward J. K. Gitre Visiting Assistant Professor 432 Major Williams Hall 540-231-1722 egitre@vt.edu
Heather Gumbert Associate Professor 406 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8378 hgumbert@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Paul Quigley James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies 405 Major Williams Hall 540-231-9090 pquigley@vt.edu
Helen Schneider Associate Professor 421 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8373 hms@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu

Gender and Sexuality

Danna Agmon Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT 412 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8307 dagmon@vt.edu
Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons Associate Professor National Capital Region 703-538-8484 blyons@vt.edu
E. Thomas Ewing Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor 260D Wallace Hall 540-231-3212 etewing@vt.edu
Marian Mollin Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8367 mmollin@vt.edu
Amy Nelson Associate Professor 419 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8369 anelson@vt.edu
Helen Schneider Associate Professor 421 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8373 hms@vt.edu
Brett L. Shadle Professor 428 Major Williams Hall 540-231-8362 shadle@vt.edu