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James Smith Allen

Professor, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Phone: (618) 453-7653
Email: jsallen@siu.edu

Dr. James Smith Allen arrived at SIU in 1991, twelve years after he earned his Ph.D. in modern European History at Tufts University. A specialist in nineteenth-century French social and intellectual history, Dr. Allen is interested primarily in the social history of romanticism, reading, feminism, and memory. His ...read full profile >>

Howard W. Allen

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: hwallen@siu.edu

Dr. Howard W. Allen received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1959, and joined the SIU faculty three years later. He was the Executive Director of the Social Science History Association from 1981 to 1993. Professor Allen is an authority on the application of quantitative methods to historical ...read full profile >>

Jo Ann E. Argersinger


Jo Ann Argersinger
Phone: (618) 453-3380
Email: jarger@siu.edu

Dr. Jo Ann E. Argersinger earned her Ph.D from the George Washington University in 1980. Before coming to SIU in 1998, she was at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Dickinson College. Professor Argersinger teaches courses on World War II, the Cold War, and U.S. Labor History, ...read full profile >>

Peter H. Argersinger

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-7074
Email: parger@siu.edu

Dr. Peter H. Argersinger earned his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1970 and, before coming to SIU in 1998, taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  He is the author of Populism and Politics: William Alfred Peffer and the People’s ...read full profile >>

Michael C. Batinski

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: batinski@siu.edu

Dr. Michael C. Batinski came to SIU in 1968, upon completion of his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. A specialist in colonial America and the early republic, he has written The New Jersey Assembly from 1728 to 1775: The Making of a Legislative Community (1987), and Jonathan Belcher, ...read full profile >>

Kay J. Carr

Associate Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: kjcarr@siu.edu

Dr. Kay J. Carr obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1987 and became a member of the program in 1989. She teaches courses in Colonial America, Environmental history, early nineteenth-century America, and World history. In addition to these specialties, Dr. Carr's research interests include ...read full profile >>

Browning Carrott

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391

Dr. M. Browning Carrott took his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 1966, and came to SIU the next year. Dr. Carrott (who also has a degree in law) specializes in United States Constitutional and legal history. He has published many articles on the Supreme Court in the 1920s. Professor Carrott taught a popular course in United States military history.

John Dotson

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: jdotson@siu.edu

Dr. John E. Dotson took his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University in 1969, and came to SIU the next year. During his tenure in the History program, he taught courses in Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history. The author of many articles on the business and maritime history of late medieval Italy, ...read full profile >>

Charles Fanning

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-6851
Email: celtic42@siu.edu

Dr. Charles Fanning, who has a joint appointment in English and History, earned his Ph.D. in American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, and came to SIUC in 1993. His research combines intellectual and literary history, especially related to Irish-American immigrants. Among his twelve books ...read full profile >>

John S. Haller, Jr.

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 559-0343
Email: jhaller@siu.edu

Dr. John S. Haller, Jr., received his baccalaureate degree from Georgetown University (1962), his master’s from John Carroll University (1964), and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (1968). Before joining SIUC in 1990, he was affiliated with Indiana University, California State University-Long ...read full profile >>

Vincent A. Lacey

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: valacey@siu.edu

Dr. Vincent A. Lacey completed his Ph.D in History at SIU in 1984. Dr. Lacey is the Director Emeritus of the Computer Assisted Instruction and Research Laboratory (CAIRL) on campus. Professor Lacey also teaches our course on Quantitative Research in History. He is the co-author of Illinois Elections, ...read full profile >>

Robbie Lieberman

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: robl@siu.edu

Dr. Robbie Lieberman received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984, and came to SIU in 1991. A specialist in recent U.S. history, her particular areas of interest include war and peace, social movements, and music. She is the author of My Song Is My Weapon: People's Songs, American ...read full profile >>

Edward J. O'Day

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: edoday@siu.edu

Edward J. O'Day, Emeritus Associate Professor of History, studied Central and East European History with Leonard Lundin and Robert Byrnes at Indiana University and joined the SIU faculty in 1962. O'Day taught courses in modern European history and historical methods before retiring in 1998, but his recent ...read full profile >>

Rachel Stocking

Associate Professor

Phone: (618) 453-7875
Email: stocking@siu.edu

Dr. Rachel L. Stocking earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University and came to SIU in 1994. She is a specialist in late antique and early medieval Iberian History. Her particular areas of interest include Christian culture, religious and political identities, Christian Anti-Judaism, Catholic political theology, ...read full profile >>

David P. Werlich

Emeritus Professor

Phone: 453-4391
Email: elmaximo@siu.edu

Dr. David P. Werlich has taught history at SIU since 1968, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. An emeritus professor since 2003, he taught courses in Latin American history--most notable offerings on Mexico and the Andean region.

David L. Wilson

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: dwilson@siu.edu

Dr. David L. Wilson came to SIU in 1973 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1974. He taught United States Foreign Relations with special interests in Sino-American relations during the 1920s and 1930s and the American Civil War. He joined the faculty full time in 1991 after serving for many ...read full profile >>