Strickland Visiting Scholars

2014-2015
Dr. Michael Neiberg
Professor of History, U.S. Army War College

Dr. Mark Burkholder
Curators' Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Dr. Ann Taves
Professor of Religious Studies, University of California - Santa Barbara


2013-2014Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue
Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue    
David Boies Professor of History and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, University of Pennsylvania 

Dr. Sugrue gave a public lecture on September 24, "The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture." Click here to see a brief video from his lecture and click here to listen to an interview conducted by MTSU On the Record.

Dr. William Blair
College of the Liberal Arts Research Professor and Director of the Richards Civil War Era Center, Pennsylvania State University 

Dr. Blair will be on campus March 5-7, 2014. He will be giving a brown bag lecture titled "Military Interference in Elections and the 13th Amendment."

Dr. Alison Games
Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History, Georgetown University 

Dr. Games will be on campus March 18-21, 2014. She will also be giving a brown bag lecture with a topic to be announced. 


2012-2013
Dr. George C. Herring    
Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Herring came to campus and spoke about "Vietnam: The War That Won't Go Away." He is an expert on the Vietnam War and is the author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam 1950-1975. Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Herring conducted by MTSU On the Record.

Dr. Steven Stowe
Emeritus Professor of History, Indiana University - Bloomington

Dr. Stowe visited campus September 23-26. He gave a brown bag lecture on September 26 titled "The Known World of Self and Slavery in the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women."

Dr. Caterina Pizzigoni
Associate Professor of History, Columbia University

Dr. Pizzigoni conducted a brown bag lecture on April 17 titled "Defining the indigenous household - perspectives from The Life Within."


2012-2013
Dr. Marla Miller
Professor and Director of Public History Program, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Dr. Miller's research interests include Early American History, American Material Culture, Women's History, and Public History. 


2011-2012Dr. Donald B. Redford
Dr. Donald B. Redford   
Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History, Pennsylvania State University 

Dr. Redford is an Egyptologist and a professor in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean studies and history. In October of 2011, he gave an open lecture titled "Mendes: City of the Ram and Fish, Microcosm of Ancient Egypt."  


2009-2010
Dr. Christon Archer
Professor of History and Director of Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary 

Dr. Archer spoke on "Winning all of the Battles and Losing the War: How Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Forged Independent Mexico, 1810–1821" during his visit in October of February of 2010. Dr. Archer is a scholar in Latin American and military history.  


2008-2009
Dr. Carol Anderson
Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Emory University

Dr. Anderson visited campus in October of 2008. She gave a public lecture titled "Rac(e)ing Human Rights: the Role of Jim Crow in Shaping the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights." Dr. Anderson is a human rights scholar. 


2007-2008
Dr. Craig E. Colton
Professor of Geography, Louisiana State University 

 Dr. Colton, professor of historical geography, came to campus in March of 2008. He gave a talk titled "Extreme New Orleans: Growing Beyond the City's Limits." 


2005-2006Dr. Vernon Burton
Dr. Vernon Burton   
Professor of History and Director of the Clemson Cyberinstitute, Clemson University

In March 2006, Dr. Burton visited MTSU for two weeks accompanied by his wife, Georganne B. Burton, who has edited several works with him. Burton's studies concentrate on race and social relations in the American South. He delivered a lecture titled "The South as Other, the Southerner as Stranger" during his stay.


2004-2005
Dr. Lois Banner
Professor of History and Gender Studies, University of Southern California 

Dr. Banner's research areas include Cultural History, Women's History, Gender History, feminist studies, masculinity studies, sexuality and queer studies, and nineteenth and twentieth century United States.


2003-2004
Dr. Carole Levin
Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Levin, an expert on early modern England and women's history, came to MTSU for two weeks in September of 2003. During her visit, Dr. Levin gave a public lecture about Elizabeth I, "All the Queen's Children: Elizabeth I and the Meaning of Motherhood."


2001-2002
Dr. Timothy H. Breen
William Smith Mason Professor of American History, Northwestern University

Dr. Breen, a historian of Colonial America, was MTSU's Strickland Scholar in April of 2000. While here, he delivered a public lecture titled "The Invention of Color: Reconstructing the U.S. Landscape of the World of George Washington."


2000-2001
Dr. Steven J. Ross   
Professor of History, University of Southern California 

Dr. Ross visited MTSU in the fall of 2000. He delivered a public lecture titled "Visualizing Ideology: Hollywood and the Working Class." He also delivered several other lectures to various classes during his two weeks on campus. Dr. Ross is a scholar in film, cultural, and political history. 


1999-2000Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg
Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg
Professor Emeritus of History, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Dr. Weinberg was the first Strickland Visiting Scholar, coming to campus in March of 2000. He is a distinguished scholar and expert on World War II and Nazi Germany. Dr. Weinberg visited MTSU again in October of 2013 for the MTSU Holocaust Studies Conference. Click here for a brief video from his lecture.