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Robert P. Stephens

Robert Stephens, Associate Professor

Robert Stephens, Associate Professor
Robert Stephens, Associate Professor

Department of History
439 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8371 |

Robert Stephens is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech.

  • Modern European History
  • Drugs and Addiction
  • History of Film
  • Contemporary Pedagogy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of North Texas
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2013-2016
  • Interim Director, Undergraduate Research Institute, 2015-2016
  • Founding Principal, Honors Residential College, 2011-2013
  • Founding Editor, Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review, 2010-2015
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • Favorite Faculty Award, Residential Life, Virginia Tech, 2014
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, Virginia Tech, 2011-2012


Germans on Drugs: The Complications of Modernization in Hamburg (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007).

Journal Articles

“Una Revolución Cultural? Reflexiones sobre la década de los sesenta,” Magazin 21 (2013): 34-41.

James Penven, Robert Stephens, Frank Shushok, and Caleb J. Keith, “The Past, Present and Future of Residential Colleges: Looking Back at S. Stewart Gordon’s article “Living and Learning in College," Journal of College and University Student Housing 32, 2 (2013): 116-127.

Kathleen Jones, Mark Barrow, Robert Stephens, and Stephen O’Hara, “Romancing the Capstone: National Trends, Local Practice, and Student Motivation in the History Curriculum,” Journal of American History, 98 (2012): 1095-1113.

Robert Stephens, “Addicted to Melodrama,” Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2011): 859-871.


Tom Ewing, Robert Stephens, Marian Mollin, David Hicks, Amy Nelson, Haward Farrar, Kathleen Jones, Mark Barrow, and Daniel Thorp, eds., The Digital History, September 2006. Peer reviewed, NEH-funded digital textbook.

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