R. Troy Boyer, adjunct instructor in history and American studies, published a chapter, “Farm, Town, and Country in American Folklore and Folklife,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife. Boyer also contributed a chapter, “Agriculture and Industries,” to a recently-published definitive work on Pennsylvania Dutch culture, Pennsylvania Germans, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Dr. James Broussard, professor of history and director of the Center for Political History, wrote an op-ed, History has a clear message for Trump: Don’t fire Robert Mueller that was published on PennLive.
International publisher Rowan and Littlefield recently released Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Policy, written by Dr. Chris Dolan, chair and professor of history, politics, & global studies. In the 258-page book, Dolan “argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American hegemony and defending the global status quo,” according to the publisher.
Steve, Horst, Esq., ’01 and Peter Ruth, Esq., ’08 were recently named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2018. Horst, a biology major who graduated from Villanova Law School, is managing counsel and director of vendor risk management and contracts administration at Fulton Financial Corporation. Ruth, a history and politics double major who also minored in law, graduated from the Widener University School of Law and is an attorney with Stock and Leader in York.
Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, & global studies, published “Holding Facebook accountable” on The Hill. Dolan’s opinion piece explored the company’s response to recent news that one of their partners, a data firm, had taken advantage of the data and privacy of more than 50 million users. His book, Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy, will be published by Rowan & Littlefield in 2018.
Dr. James Broussard, professor of history, was interviewed by Charles McElwee ’11 for an article he wrote for American Conservative. Dr. Broussard, in his role as director of the College’s Center for Political History, was quoted in “Heinz, Santorum, and the GOP’s Working Class Legacy in Pennsylvania.”
Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, wrote an op-ed, The Las Vegas killer’s motives shouldn’t matter—stopping the next mass shooting does, that was published on PennLive Oct. 12. In the piece, Dr. Dolan wrote about why investigators are still searching for a motive behind the shooter and the need for additional controls to prevent more mass killings.
On August 6, Dr. Michael Schroeder, associate professor of history, was inducted as an honorary member of the Nicaraguan Academy of Geography (Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua, or AGHN). Dr. Schroeder’s induction into the Academia was based on his published work on Nicaraguan history, and especially on his website on the Sandino rebellion against U.S. military intervention in Nicaragua (1927–1934), which houses nearly 4,700 primary documents on the period.
Mike Rhoades ’95, head men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth University, was highlighted in a recent article, Rhoades’ roots runs deep, in his hometown newspaper. The former history major took time off from his coaching duties to appear at the 8th annual James J. Rhoades Memorial Golf Tournament and Picnic, which is held in honor of Rhoades’ late father, Sen. James J. Rhoades.