M.A. Placement and Publications

Clay Katsky, MA '15, will attend the PhD program at the University of Texas-Austin to study U.S. Diplomatic History.

Lindsay Batchman, MA ’08, PhD student at the University of Colorado.

Amy Benner, MA ‘06, attorney, Knoxville, TN.

Elizabeth Campbell, MA ‘10, Morgan, Angel & Associates, a history and public policy research firm.

Jared Hall, MA ’10, History teacher at Peking University High School, Beijing, China.

Lt. Col. Matthew Hardman, MA ‘06, Pentagon Historian, currently writing a history of the Iraq War.

Stefan Hock, MA ’13, winner of Sydney F. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize from the Turkish Studies Association; PhD student at Georgetown University.

Candice Shy Hooper, MA ‘08, Author of forthcoming book on the wives of Lincoln’s generals. Published articles in The New York TimesDisunion” Civil War Blog, The Journal of Military History, The Michigan War Studies Review; Board of Advisors of President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home in Washington, D.C.

Nathan Jones, MA ‘09, FOIA Director at National Security Archives.

Macabe Keliher, MA ’07, PhD student at Harvard University.

Christine Kelly, MA ’13, PhD student at Fordham University.

Michael Kern, MA ’10, PhD student at Auburn University.

Dennis Lilly, MA ’13, Intern, Constitutional Sources Project, Washington D.C.

Rebecca DeWolf MacGregor, MA ‘08, PhD student at American University.

Kelly McElligott, MA ’12, Historian, U.S. Army Center of Military History.

John Ragosta, MA ‘04, PhD University of Virginia; 2013-2014 Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; author of Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed (UVA Press, 2013) and Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty (Oxford, 2010).

Margaret A. Reed, MA ’10, Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College.

Kimberly Rosenfield, MA ’10, Editor of journals for The Endocrine Society and International Society of Managing and Technical Editors.

Benjamin Schneider, MA ’10, PhD student at George Mason University.

Whitney Tarella, MA ’09, Acquisitions Editor at The History Press.

Gary Therkildsen, MA ‘07, Issues Director for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur.

Peter Veru, MA ’09, PhD student at the University of Colorado.

Joshua Wright, MA ’02, PhD Howard ’10, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Recent Alumni Books

Farah al-Nakib,  Kuwait Transformed: Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016).


Christina Firpo, The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980 (University of Hawai'i Press, 2016).


Michael Todd Landis, Northern Men with Southern Loyalties, The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis (Cornell U. Press, 2014).

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014)

Kathleen Bertoloni-TuazonFor Fear of an Elective King (Cornell U. Press, 2014).


The 'People's Joan of Arc': Mary Elizabeth Lease, Gendered Politics and Populist Party Politics in Gilded-Age America. New York, Peter Lang, 2014.  Brooke Orr, The 'People's Joan of Arc' (Peter Lang, 2014).




Phil Muehlenbeck, Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.Philip Muehlenbeck, Betting on the Africans (Oxford U. Press, 2012).


Limits of Detente


Craig Daigle, The Limits of Détente (Yale University Press, 2012).


Andrew Hartman, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.


Andrew Hartman, Education and the Cold War (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011).


Christopher Bright, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Christopher J. Bright, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).


Andrew Bell, Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2010.

Andrew Bell, Mosquito Soldiers (Louisiana State U. Press, 2010).



Jeffrey D. Burson, The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

Jeffrey Burson, The Rise & Fall of Theological Enlightenment (U. Notre Dame Press, 2010).


Kristen E. Gwinn, Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Inter- nationalism (U. Illinois Press, 2010).