Dr. Thomas Henthorn, Department Chair
Degrees: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009; B.A. Saginaw Valley State University, 2004.
Field: Modern U.S.; Urban History; Public History
Research Interests: Progressive Era, Urban History, Charities and Philanthropy
- "Building A Moral Metropolis: Philanthropy and City Buidling In Progressive-Era Houston," Journal of Urban History (2015).
- "Experiencing the City: Experiential Larning in Urban Environments," Journal of Urban History (2014)
- "A Nation's Need--Good and Well Trained Mothers:" Gender, Charity and The New Urban South, Frontier: A Journal of Women's Studies 32, no. 1 (January 2011)
- "A Catholic Dilemma: White Flight in Northwest Flint, Michigan," Michigan Historical Review, 31, no. 2 (Fall 2005).
Dr. John Ellis
Degree: Ph.D., Boston College, 1997; M.A., University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1995; B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1990.
Field: Western Europe; British Isles and Empire
Research Interestes: Nationalism and national identity in the British Isles; Modern Wales and Ireland
- Owen Rhoscomyl, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016
- "Making Owen Rhoscomyl (1863–1919): Biography, Welsh Identity and the British World ." The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru WHR 26, no. 3 (2013): 482-511. doi:10.16922/whr.26.3.6.
- Outlaw Historian: Owen Rhoscomyl and Popular History in Edwardian Wales, in Neil Evans and Huw Pryce, eds. Writing a Small Notion's Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013: 111-125
- "A Pacific People- A Martial Race; Pacifism, Militarism and Welsh National Identity" in Matthew Cragoe and Chris Williams, eds. Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centureies. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007: 15-37
- "The Degenerate and the Martyr: Nationalist Propaganda and the Contestation of Irishness, 1914-1918," Eire-Ireland (Fall/Winter 2001): 7-33.
- "The Methods of Barbarism' and the 'Rights of Small Nations'; Ware Propaganda and British Pluralism," Albion 30, 1 (Spring 1998): 49-75.
- Investiture: Royal Ceremony and National Identity in Wales, 1911-1969, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007
- "Reconciling the Celt: Identity, Empire and the 1911 Investiture of the Prince of Wales," Journal of British Studies 37 (Oct. 1998): 391-418.
- "The Prince and the Dragon; Welsh National Identity and the 1911 Investiture of the Prince of Wales," Welsh History Review 18 (December 1996): 272-294.
Dr. Roy Hanashiro
Degree: Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1988; M.A., University of Hawaii, 1978; B.A., University of Hawaii, 1976.
Field: East Asia; Japan
Research Interest: Modern Japan; Asian economic history
- Thomas William Kinder and The Japanese Imperial Mint, 1868-1875. Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 1999.
- "In the Midst of Western Imperialism: Japanese-Hawaiian Relation during the Mid-nineteenth Century," Study of Economic History, 3 (1999): 143-167.
- "The Japanese Imperial Mint and the issue of Jurisdiction Over Foreign Employees, 1869-1875," Journal of Asian History, 30 (1996): 1-26.
- "Nagasaki beki-keibi ni kansuru ichi shiry [A Source Concerning the Nagasaki Trade and Defenses]," Seinan chiikishi kenKysh [Southwestern Area Historical Review], vol. 5. Edition by Hidemura Senz. Kyoto: Shibunkaku shuppan, 1988: 353-401.
- Pacific Affairs. Book Review: Foreign Employees in Nineteenth-Century Japan. 64, no. 4, 584-85.
- "In the Midst of Western Imperialism: Japanese-Hawaiian Relations during the Mid-nineteenth Century." Osaka University of Economics: 167(1)-43(25).
- Journal of Asian and African Studies 39(1/2). Book Reivew: Daily Life in Early Modern Japan. 154-156
Dr. Douglas Knerr
Degrees: Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 1996; M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1984; B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1982.
Field: U.S. Business and Industrial History; Housing; Domestic Culture
Research Interests: Vernacular Architecture; Capital Formation and Regional Markets; Industrial Archeology
- Suburban Steel: The Magnificent Failure of the Lustron Corporation, 1945-1951. Ohio State University Press, 2004. Urban Life and Urban Landscape Series.
- Eagle-Picher Industries: Strategies for Survival in the Industrial Marketplace, 1840-1980. Ohio State University Press, 1992. Historical Perspectives on Business Enterprise Series.
- "Lustron: How an Ohio Company Almost Changed American Housing." The Ohio Historical Society's Timeline 22 (April/June 2005): 18-33
- "Moral Sport: Cincinnati's Young Men's Gymnastic Association." The Ohio Historical Society's Timeline 14 (July/August 1997): 28-41.
- "Through the 'Golden Mist': A Brief Overview of Armada Historiography." The American Neptune 49 (Winter 1989): 5-13.
Dr. Christopher A. Molnar
Degrees: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2013; M.A., Purdue University, 2005; B.A., Indiana University Northwest, 2002
Field: Germany, France, Eastern European History
Research Interests: Modern Germany; race and immigration in German and European history; the memory of World War II in postwar Europe.
- "Imagining Yugoslavs: Migration and the Cold War in Postwar West Germany," Central European History 47 no. 1 (March 2014)
- "On the Move and Putting Down Roots: Transnationalism and Integration among Yugoslav Guest Workers in West Germany," in Migration in the German Lands, 1500-2000, edited by Jason Coy, Jared Poley, and Alexander Schunka (Berghahn Books, forthcoming).
- "The Radicalization of the Croatian Emigre Community in West Germany, 1955-1970," in Anti-communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Peter Jasek. Bratislava: Ustav Pamati Narodna, 2012.
Mr. Gregory M. Havrilcsak
Degrees: Post-Graduate- University of Virginia, International Center for Jefferson Studies. M.A., Oakland University; B.A. University of Michigan Flint.
Field: Colonial America and the Young Republic, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Eras, the Progressive Era and American Military History
Dr. Mohamed Daassa
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1998; M.A., University of Avignon, 1988; M.A., University of Avignon, 1986; B.A., University of Bourgogne, 1987; B.A., University of Avignon, 1984
Field: Modern U.S.; Urban History; Immigration; Ethnicity; Race
Research Interests: U.S. minorities, Identity Issues, Assimilation, Religious Integration, Islam and Muslims in Non-Muslim Majority Societies
- "What they Say: About Expatriate Workers in the United Arab Emirates". A chapter in a book entitled The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies: Secularization, Economy, and Politics. Ithaca Press, Berkshire, UK. 2010.
- "Urban Violence in France and the Failure to Integrate French Youth of North African and African Origin". The Michigan Academy Annual Meeting. March 2009.
- "The Absence of Peace. Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict". Author: Nicolas Guyatt. London & New York: Zed Books, 1998. Book Review published in Qiraat. Ann Arbor, MI. Feb. 2008.
- "Secularism and Islam in France". The Michigan Academy Annual Meeting. March 2006.
- "Islam and Muslims in France: Issues of Political Representation" The Michigan Academician. (Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters). May 2002.
- "French Yough of North African Descent: Conflicts of Identity and Culture". The Michigan Academician. (Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Leters). Vol. XXXII. Number 2. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2000.
Dr. Michael B. Kassel
Degrees: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004; M.A., University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham, 1991; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 1989.
- Baby, If You've Ever Wondered ...: The History & Significance of WKRP in Cincinnati. 1991.
Degrees: PhD candidate, Wayne State University; M.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 2010; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 2007
Field: Modern American and Modern World history
- American political development
- World history
- Cultural history
- LGBT history
- Sports history
- Public history and archival administration
Degree: M.A., Wayne State University, 2013; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint 2009; A.A., Mott Community College, 2004
Field: American Indian History, Michigan History, World History
Research Interests: Great Lakes American Indians, Nineteenth Century Michigan
- The Great Water: A Documentary History of Michigan (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018).
- “The Exploded Humbug": Antebellum Michigan, Personal Liberty Laws, and States' Rights, Michigan Historical Review, 42.2 (Fall 2016).
- "Confederate Flag Represents Treason, Racial Subjugation, and White Power," Saginaw News, Mlive, 31 July 2015.
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- "I have been a great looser': John R. Williams and the War of 1812." in Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812, ed. Denver Brunsman, Joel Stone, and Douglas D. Fisher, Detroit Historical Society, 2012
- "Tales of Michigan's Tenth Infantry," Chronicle vol 35, no. 3 (Fall 2012), Membership Magazine of the Historical Society of Michigan