Experts in Social Sciences — History

Alison Efford, Associate Professor

Alison EffordHistory Department

Expertise: History of the Republican Party in Wisconsin up to 1924; Milwaukee history; history of migration, especially German immigration to the U.S.; the U.S. Civil War era; United States during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Office Phone: (414) 288-7817


Paul Finkelman, Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law

Paul FinkelmanLaw School

Expertise: Race and law; U.S. Constitution (History, 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment), Civil Rights, Immigration, Citizenship; Baseball and law; Slavery, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Founding fathers (especially Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and John Marshall); History of the Supreme Court; Supreme Court decisions and emerging ethics issues; Issues of slavery, reparations, and diversity; Bubonic plague and pandemics in historical perspective.

Cell Phone: (518) 605-0296

Kristen Foster, Associate Professor

Kristen FosterHistory Department

Expertise: U.S. History: Early American (1776-1865), American Cultural History, American Women's History

Office Phone: (414) 288-3562


Steven Frieder, Senior Advisor to the President and Corporate Secretary

Steven FriederOffice of the President

Expertise: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Children, British Royal Family (House of Windsor) 1936 to Present, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

Office Phone: (414) 288-7752
Home Phone: (414) 225-0404
Mobile Phone: (414) 313-7281


Melissa Gibson, Assistant Professor

Melissa GibsonCollege of Education

Expertise: Social studies, history, and civic education; teacher education; racism and anti-racism in schooling; democratic schooling; history of U.S. education; diverse school communities

Office Phone: (414) 288-1421


Carla Hay, Associate Professor

Carla HayHistory Department

Expertise: Women's History, British History

Office Phone: (414) 288-7150
Home Phone: (262) 547-3135


Lezlie Knox, Associate Professor

Lezlie KnoxHistory Department

Expertise: Medieval History, Crusades, Orthodox and Heretical Religious Movements in the Middle Ages, Medieval Gender and Sexuality, Medieval Women

Office Phone: (414) 288-7863


Chima Korieh, Associate Professor

Chima KoriehHistory Department

Expertise: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria

Office Phone: (414) 288-3563
Mobile Phone: (856) 520-0101


James Marten, Chair/Professor

James MartenHistory Department

Expertise: Civil War Era, Children and War, Children's History

Office Phone: (414) 288-7901
Home Phone: (414) 258-8480


Timothy McMahon, Associate Professor

Timothy McMahonHistory Department

Expertise: Irish History, Anglo-Irish Relations, Troubles in Northern Ireland, Nationalism and National Identity, British Empire

Office Phone: (414) 288-3559
Home Phone: (414) 443-2733


Daniel Meissner, Associate Professor

Daniel MeissnerHistory Department

Expertise: Chinese Modern History, Modern Chinese Economic Development, Japanese History, Asian Affairs, Sino-American Relations

Office Phone: (414) 288-3552


Phillip Naylor, Professor

Phillip NaylorHistory Department

Expertise: Algeria and French Foreign Policy, Middle East, Islam, World Civilizations, North Africa, Rock and Roll, History of Rock and Roll Music

Office Phone: (414) 288-3561


Peter Staudenmaier, Associate Professor

Peter StaudenmaierHistory Department

Expertise: Modern German History, Nazi Germany, Environmental History, German Literature and Arts, German Language

Office Phone: (414) 288-3560


Michael Wert, Associate Professor

Michael WertHistory Department

Expertise: East Asian History, Japanese History

Office Phone: (414) 288-7592