Professors Kristen Foster and Chima Korieh were recently awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor, to take effect in August 2011.
Kristen came to the history department as a visiting assistant professor in 2002 and two years later accepted a tenure-line position to teach courses on the revolutionary and early national period, social and cultural history, and women’s history. She is the author of Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic, 1776-1836 (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and co-editor of "More Than a Contest Between Armies": Essays on the Civil War Era (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2007). She was the first non-tenured faculty member to receive the Award for Excellence in Advising from the College of Arts and Sciences (2008).
Chima arrived at Marquette in 2007, after having taught at Rowan University and Central Michigan University. He teaches courses on African history, particularly post-colonial society and gender, and has led study groups to Ghana. He is the editor or co-editor of a number of anthologies and author of The Land Has Changed: History, Society and Gender in Colonial Eastern Nigeria (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2010). He is the founding editor of MBARI: The International Journal of Igbo Studies.