Two new colleagues will be joining the department in Fall 2015:
Jennifer Finn will be our new historian of the Ancient world. Jenn comes to us with two PhDs: in Greek and Roman History at the University of Michigan (2012) and from Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet of Munich (to be completed in summer 2015) in Assyriology (the Ancient Near East). Jenn’s dissertation at Michigan was titled “Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire.”
Bryan Rindfleisch comes to us from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied colonial American and Native American studies. Late last fall he defended his dissertation, “’Possessed of the most Extensive Trade, Connexions, and Influence’: The Atlantic Intimacies of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Trader.” Bryan is a native of Wisconsin and received his MA in history from Marquette in 2009.
At the same time that we greet new colleagues, we said so long to two long-time friends and colleagues: John Krugler and Tom Jablonsky. John, a historian of colonial America, has been at Marquette since 1969. In addition to publishing two books and winning the Award for Teaching Excellence, John served as assistant chair for over a decade and spent several years as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. He was the founding director of our Interdisciplinary Minor in Public History.
Tom came to Marquette in 1995 from the University of Southern California. He was the founding director of the Institute for Urban Life and the inaugural holder of the John Professorship in Urban Studies. Check a few pictures from their retirement parties on our Facebook page.