News from Graduate Alumni

Andrew Demshuk (MA, 2005) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois and accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Dark Rose

Robert Donnelly (Ph.D., 2004), associate professor of history at Gonzaga University, published Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011), a revised version of the dissertation that he completed under the direction of Athan Theoharis.

Fr. Charles Gallagher, SJ (BA, 1988, Ph.D. 1998), was ordained and became an assistant professor of history at Boston College.

Jessica (Gile) Hutchings (MA, 2007) is now an academic advisor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After Marquette, she earned an MA in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stan Lester (MA, 2008) is currently processing the papers of a former governor of the state of Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. He is also finishing an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma.

Jodi Eastberg (Ph.D., 2009) was promoted to associate professor at Alverno College. She is directing this summer’s Alverno College and the Milwaukee Art Museum--Summer of CHINA Workshop for K-12 teachers . She was among several Alverno College faculty members who accepted the Best Practices Award on behalf of Alverno at the 21st annual John C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values held at Florida State, February 3-5th for the school's Valuing in Decision-Making Ability Department, which Jodi currently chairs.

Eastberg bookJohn Eastberg (MA, 2000), historian and director of development at the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, received the Ruth Emory Award from the Victorian Society in America for his book, The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: An Illustrated History.

John McCarthy (Ph.D., 2006) received the Distinguished Research Award from Robert Morris University, where he also became an associate professor.

Ostendorf book

Ann Ostendorf (Ph.D., 2009), assistant professor of history at Gonzaga University, will publish in September Sounds American: National Identity and the Music Cultures of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800–1860 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011), a revised version of the dissertation she wrote under the direction of Kristen Foster.

Enaya Othman (Ph.D., 2009) teaches Arabic language and culture at Marquette and heads up the Muslim Women Research and Resource Institute .

Charles Reed (MA, 2005) received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in December and is now Assistant Professor of History at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. He and his wife Tracy welcomed Jude Liam Reed into the world on October 9.

Edward Schmitt (Ph.D., 2003) associate professor of history at UW-Parkside, published President of the Other America: Robert Kenney and the Politics of Poverty (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010), which is a revised version of the dissertation he wrote under the direction of Robert Hay.

Craig S. Simpson (MA, 1996), is Manuscripts Archivist at the Lilly Library at Indiana University.

Monica Witkowski (Ph.D., 2010), was a visiting assistant professor in the history department during the 2010-2011 academic year, teaching surveys in American history and Western Civilization as well as an undergraduate colloquium on early American history.


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