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Alumni News

This year the department has been working to locate the accomplished but far-flung alumni of our doctoral program.  Include here some of the news we have received:

John Shedd (1990) retired this year from his position as professor of history at SUNY-Cortland. He has published extensively, including pieces in Historical Journal, Journal of British Studies, International Labor and Working Class History, and The History Teacher. 

Edythe Ann Quinn (1994), professor at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, has two books forthcoming with SUNY Press: Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County (June, 2015) and “The Hills Is Home”: the History of an African-American Community in Westchester County, NY, 1830s-1890s (anticipated 2016).

Michael Birdwell (1996), a professor at Tennessee Technological University, has co-authored, Professionals and Plain Folk of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions (University of Tennessee Press, 2015).

Mark Roehrs (1998), who teaches at Lincoln Land Community College, has recently published The Southwest Pacific Theater of World War Two (Blackwell, 2013).

John Pinheiro (2001), a professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a new book out, Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Victoria Ott (2003) holds the James A. Wood Professorship of American History at Birmingham-Southern College. In 2010, she won an Excellence in Teaching Award from the college’s honors society. 

Nancy Schurr (2004) is an Assistant Professor of History at Chattanooga State Community College.

Scott Hendrix (2007), associate professor at Carroll University, published two monographs in 2012: The Impact of the English Colonization of Ireland in the Sixteenth Century, and Riot and Resistance in County Norfolk, 1646-1650: The Road to Rebellion in Seventeenth-century Britain, both from the Edwin Mellen Press.

Brad Pardue (2010), assistant professor at College of the Ozarks, received two prize nominations in 2013 for his book, Printing, Power, and Piety: Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation (Brill, 2012).

Michael Booker (2010) is an assistant professor of history at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana.

Ted Booth (2011) is at Lincoln Memorial University, where he is Director of Career Services and Instructor of History and Religion. In 2013 he published A Body Politic to Govern: The Political Humanism of Elizabeth I (Cambridge Scholars Press).

If you are an alumnus of our graduate programs and have not updated your information, we want to hear from you. Please send alumni news to Bernie Koprince, bkoprinc@utk.edu.

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