Ph.D. Careers and Accomplishments
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Academic Career News
Jennifer Bratyanski, Ph.D. 2012: Instructor, Queens University of Charlotte, Hayworth College
James Findley, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG, Rockingham County Community College
Christine Flood, Ph.D. student: Program Associate and Lecturer, Ashby Residential College, UNCG
Marjorie Foy, Ph.D. student: Adjunct Professor of History at St. Augustine's College
Sarah Gates, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG
Christopher Graham, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG, Guilford Technical Community College, and Elon University
Kevin Greene, Ph.D. 2011: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
Karen Hawkins, Ph.D. 2012: Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
John Kaiser, Ph.D. student: Full-time instructor, Wake Technical Community College; Lecturer, UNCG
Angela Robbins Marritt, Ph.D. 2010: Assistant Professor, Meredith College
Paige Meszaros, Ph.D. 2012: Lecturer, UNCG, Bennett College
Alyce Miller, Ph.D. 2012: Assistant Professor, John Tyler Community College
Todd Miller, Ph.D. student: Lecturer, UNCG
Joseph Moore, Ph.D. 2011: Assistant Professor, Gardner-Webb University
Eric Oakley, Ph.D. student: TIP Summer Studies Instructor, Duke University
Keri Petersen, Ph.D. student: Assistant Professor, Bennett College
Eugene Piasecki, Ph.D. student: Historian at U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fayetteville, NC
Tiffany Butler Quaye, Ph.D. 2012: Visiting Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
Richard Shelton, Ph.D. student: History Instructor, Surry Community College
Cory Joe Stewart, Ph.D. 2010: Social Sciences Division Chair, Surry Community College
Susan Thomas, Ph.D. 2011: Lecturer, UNCG, Greensboro College
Natasha Thompson, Ph.D. 2012: Full-time instructor, Vance-Granville Community College; Lecturer, UNCG.
Jess Usher, Ph.D. student: Instructor, Winston Salem State University
Awards and Honors
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Jennifer Bratyanski, Ph.D. 2012: 2010-2011 Outstanding Faculty Member at Queens University of Charlotte, Hayworth College
Hannah Dudley Shotwell, PhD student: Award for Outstanding Work in Women's and Gender Studies, UNCG, 2012
James Findley, Ph.D. student: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) Travel Grant, 2013; winner of the Humanities section of the UNCG Graduate School Research Expo., 2012; Grant-in-aid to the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2012; UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2010
Christine Flood, Ph.D. student: 3rd-place Student Essay Contest, North Carolina Museum of History, 2011
Marjorie Foy, Ph.D. student: Semi-Finalist for Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2006; Scholar-Athlete Graduate Fellowship, LifeScan of Johnson & Johnson, 2007-2009; Schlesinger Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University, 2009-2010
John Kaiser, Ph.D. student: UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2009; Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2012
Brian Lee, Ph.D. student: Kennedy Research Grant, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, 2008
Ian Michie, Ph.D. student: UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2011
Dennis Todd Miller, Ph.D. student: Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Summer 2012.
Joseph Moore, Ph.D. 2011: Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame 2009; Visiting Research Associate, Queens University Belfast 2010; John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African American Documentation Travel Grant (Duke University), 2010; John Higham Travel Grant (OAH/IEHS) 2011; UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2009
Steven Peach, Ph.D. student: 1st place, UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2012
Keri Petersen, Ph.D. student: Selected as a UNCF Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellow for 2013.
Susan Thomas, Ph.D. 2011: UNCG 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Donna Ward, PhD student: 2nd place, UNCG Atlantic World Research Network research prize, 2012. (Link to Project)
Christopher A. Graham, Ph.D. 2013, "Evangelicals and 'Domestic Felicity' in the Non-Elite South," Journal of Southern Religion 15 (2013).
Karen Hawkins, Ph.D. 2012, "A Moderate Approach: How the War on Poverty Was Kept Alive in Eastern North Carolina, 1963-1968," Journal of the Historical Society, October 2013; "Rising Phoenix-Like: The African American Struggle and Mobilization for Political Rights in New Bern, North Carolina, 1968-1977," North Carolina Historical Review, October 2008; book review published in Journal of Children and Poverty, March 2012.
Brian Lee, Ph.D. student, "Program of Action: The Rev. L. Francis Griffin and the Struggle for Racial Equality in Farmville, 1963," with Brian J. Daugherity, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 121 (2013), 251-287, "We Will Move: The Kennedy Administration and Restoring Public Education to Prince Edward County, Virginia" in Terence Hicks and Abul Pitre, eds., The Educational Lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964): Personal Reflections and Accounts (Lanham, Maryland, 2010).
D. Keith Mann, Ph.D. student, Book review published in The Journal of African American History, Winter-Spring 2012.
Joseph S. Moore, Ph.D. 2011, "Covenanters and Antislavery in the Atlantic World," Slavery & Abolition Vol. 34, No. 4 (2013); "Colonization and the Limits of Antislavery in Upcountry South Carolina," in Ben Wright and Zachary W. Dresser, Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era (LSU Press, 2013)
Eric Oakley, Ph.D. student, Book reviews published in Ethnohistory, Spring 2011, and The Journal for the History of Discoveries, 42:1 September 2010.
Steven Peach, Ph.D. student, "Creek Indian Globetrotter: Tomochichi's Trans-Atlantic Quest for Traditional Power in the Colonial Southeast," Ethnohistory 60:4 (Fall 2013): 605-635; "Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine" in Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today, (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2013); Book reviews published in Ethnohistory, Spring 2012 and Essays in History, Summer 2012.
Richard Shelton, Ph.D. student, "The Revolutions of 1989," Social Science Journal, Winston-Salem State University, #5, Second Series, Spring 2007; "Stoneman's Raid: The Culmination of Civil War in Western North Carolina," Social Science Journal, Winston-Salem State University, #2, Second Series, Spring 2004. Book reviews published in Southern Historian, Spring 2009, and Southern Historian, Spring 2005.
Therese Strohmer, Ph.D. student, Book review published on H-Net, February 2011.
Virginia Summey, Ph.D. Student, "Redefining Activism: Judge Elreta Alexander Ralston and Civil Rights Advocacy in the New South," North Carolina Historical Review (July 2013), 90(3): 237-258.
Jess Usher, Ph.D. student, "'The Golfers': African American Golfers of the North Carolina Piedmont and the Struggle for Access,"North Carolina Historical Review, April, 2010; book reviews published in the North Carolina Historical Review, January, 2011 and October 2011
Donna Patricia Ward, Ph.D. student, "City Profile: Detroit, MI 1896-1929," in Richardson Dilworth, ed. Cities in American Political History (CQ Press, 2011).
Monica Ward, Ph.D. student, Book reviews published in Ethnohistory, Winter 2011 and Winter 2013.