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Last Updated: 3/25/2020, 8:13 AM

History & Anthropology

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty offer more than forty undergraduate and graduate courses each semester. Courses in History, Anthropology, and Geography examine the human experience in all major cultural regions of the world from ancient times to the present.



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Christopher S. DeRosa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Scholarly interests: Military History, US History, Cold War, Civil War and Reconstruction

Full-time Faculty

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Heidi L. Bludau, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Applied Anthropology
Career Advising Mentor
Summer Scholars Faculty Coordinator
Scholarly interests: Medical anthropology; Business anthropology; Globalization; Migration; Identity

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Melissa A. Brzycki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Scholarly interests: East Asia, Childhood and Youth, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Public History, Digital Humanities

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Kenneth L. Campbell, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: The Beatles, Irish History, British History, European History

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Veronica M. Davidov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Program in Anthropology

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Hillary A. DelPrete, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology
Scholarly interests: Human Variation, secular trend, skeletal change, Evolution

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Geoffrey G. Fouad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography
Director of GIS Program
Scholarly interests: Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Remote Sensing

Levi Fox


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Stanton W. Green, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: Archaeology, Ireland, Baseball

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Adam R. Heinrich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Frederick L. McKitrick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Art & Design

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Katherine J. Parkin, Ph.D.

Jules Plangere, Jr., Endowed Chair in American Social History
On Sabbatical 2019-2020

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Maryanne A. Rhett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Program in History
Scholarly interests: Islam, Comics, Nationalism

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Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Scholarly interests: tourism, urbanization, maps and mapping, human geography

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Richard F. Veit, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Northeastern United States and Jamaica

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Hettie V. Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in African American History
Coordinator of Works and Progress Series
Coordinator of Monmouth Forum Lecture Series
Scholarly interests: African American intellectual history, gender in U.S. history, and race studies

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Melissa S. Ziobro, M.A.

Specialist Professor, Public History
Scholarly interests: Public History (Museums/Archives, Oral History, etc), U.S. History, NJ History

Associated Faculty

Part-time Faculty

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Adam Z. Black

Instructor of History
Scholarly Interests: Military History, The History & Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, U.S. Political History, and World Mythologies

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Ryan J. Eckert

Instructor of History

Levi Fox


Robert A. Grasso

Instructor of History

Joey Lipp


Sean A. McHugh

Instructor of GIS

Matthew M. Mopsick

Instructor of History

Dane Stephenson

Instructor of History

Matthew L. O'Brien

Instructor of History

Peter Pagoulatos

Instructor in Anthropology

Sanjeev A. Rao

Instructor of History

Joseph S. Reynolds

Instructor of Geography

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Louis B. Rolsky, Ph.D.

Instructor of Religious Studies

Kevin M. Rooney, J.D.

Instructor of History

Gerard P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D.

Instructor of Anthropology

John G. Tangeman

Instructor of History

Mariana Tepfenhart

Instructor of History

Emeritus Professors

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Brian E. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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Glenn E. King, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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William P. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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