History / American Studies

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Adjunct Faculty - History

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PhD, The Queen's College, University of Oxford

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  • Catholic Church in the Middle Ages
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Adjunct Professor - History/American Studies

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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel John F. Votaw, Sr., is executive director emeritus of Cantigny First Division. He has been an adjunct professor of history at Dominican University since 2009. He also serves as a senior instructor in the Master of Arts in Military History program at the School of Graduate Studies (Virtual Campus) for Norwich University, Northfield, VT. He has been the historian for the Society of the 1st Infantry Division and is a member of the advisory committee for the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University, Philadelphia. His military career includes serving as Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle Barracks, PA from 1983 to 1986 as well as working as a strategist, dean and professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY.

Education

Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., University of California at Davis
B.S., United States Military Academy

Publications

"The Gettysburg Campaign,” an eleven-week graduate course in preparation for the Master of Arts in Military History program, School of Graduate Studies, Norwich University, Northfield, VT.

"Review of The Question of MacArthur’s Reputation: Côte de Châtillon," October 14-16, 1918 by Robert H. Ferrell (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008) for the Journal of Military History, 73, no. 3 (July 2009), 978-79.

Study leader for a National Geographic Society Expedition tour of the UK and Normandy beaches, 31 May—8 June 2009.

“Robert Rutherford McCormick: Journalist, Citizen-Soldier and Country Gentleman,” a chapter in Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance, edited by Mark A. Snell. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2008.

“The Ambassador’s Troops: U.S. Military Attachés and Military Intelligence, 1885-1920,” a chapter in a book in honor of the late Professor Russell F. Weigley, edited by Dr. Edward Longacre and Dr. Theodore Zeman. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007.

Courses

  • The American Civil War
  • The United States in World War I
  • Military in the United States
  • War on Two Fronts: Combat in Vietnam and Upheaval in the United States
  • Inventing Victory: The United States in World War II
  • History of American People to 1877
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History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 229B
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(708) 524-6955
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Professor - History

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In 1995, Taylor received Rosary College’s Mother Evelyn Murphy Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served as a visiting professor at European Ethnology Marburg University in Marburg, Germany and has also been a research fellow at the University of Postdam.

Education

BA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa
PhD, University of Iowa

Publications

“The Temporal Structure of Dying in an 18th Century German Parish: Historical Time, Everyday Time, Ritual Time and Timelessness,” International Journal of the Humanities (October 2005)

“Some Ideological Aspects of the Articulation Between Kin and Tribute: State Formation, Military System and Social Life in Hesse-Cassel, 1688-1815,” Agrarian Studies: Synthetic Work at the Cutting Edge: Essays Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Program in the Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University Press (2001)

“Hessian Peasant Women, Their Families and the Draft: A Social-Historical Interpretation of Four Tales from the Grimm Collection,” co-authored with Hermann Rebel, in: Peter Karsten, ed., The Military and Society, vol.1, Recruiting, Drafting, and Enlisting: Two Sides of the Raising of Military Forces, Garland Publishing (1998), republication.

“Indentured to Liberty: Peasant Life and the Hessian Military State, 1688-1815”, Cornell University Press (1994).

Courses

  • The Atlantic World 1400-1888
  • Making European National States 1688-1871
  • European National States in Crisis 1871-1945
  • Post-War Europe, 1945 to the Present
  • Work, Family, and Gender 1500-1945
  • European Popular Culture 1500-1900
  • Nazism and the Holocaust
  • The Coming of Capitalism
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History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 3C
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(708) 524-6981
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Professor - History; Discipline Director American Studies

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Orenic is currently working on a history of Chicago’s Teamsters Local 743.  From the 1940s to the 1980s, as the largest Teamster local in the nation and the biggest union in the state of Illinois, Local 743 organized tens of thousands of men and women into more than 600 contracts including warehouse workers, tool, lamp, candy and tape recorder makers, librarians, pet food processors, secretaries, health insurance clerks and hospital orderlies.  Its multiracial membership, its progressive politics, civil rights activism and social unionism stood out from more traditional Teamster tales. At the same time its leadership was scrutinized for associations with organized crime. The story of 743 contributes to a more complete understanding of Teamster history as well as race and union politics and power in Chicago in the mid-to late 20th century. 

Orenic serves as an advisor on The Labor Trail, a print and online interactive map project of Chicago’s labor and working-class history.  She serves as co-chair of the Chicago Consortium for Working-Class Studies affiliated with the University of Illinois School for Industrial and Labor Relations and on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Labor History Society and was recently elected to the national Steering Committee for the Working-Class Studies Association.

Before coming to Dominican in 2002, Orenic worked on the ramp in the airline industry at O'Hare Airport and was a member of Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Local 512 and Local 571.  She was the first president of the Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization (RAFO), IEA-NEA at Roosevelt University and worked as a higher education organizer for the Illinois Education Association-NEA.

Education

PhD, History, Carnegie Mellon University
MA, History, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Publications

"On the Ground: Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry" (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009)

“Rethinking Workplace Culture: Fleet Service Clerks in the American Airlines Industry, 1945-1970,” Journal of Urban History (2004)

Courses

  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Changing America: The Gilded Age Through the Deal
  • New Voices from the Past: Introduction to Oral History
  • From Jim Crow to the White House: The African-American Experience Since 1877
  • From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Experience From 1619 to 1877
  • Historical Experience of Women in the United States
  • From Crossroads to Metropolis: U.S. Urban History Since 1800
  • Making a Living: U.S. Working-Class History
  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.Gender and Urban Life
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History / American Studies
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Adjunct Faculty - History

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PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Courses

  • 19th Century American Popular Culture
  • Native American History
Department:
History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 329B
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(708) 524-6967
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Department Chair; Associate Professor - History

Education

PhD, Tulane University
MA, Tulane University
BA, Northwestern University

Publications

2008 “U.S. Military (Latino Participation in).” Latinos and Latinas in US History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Carmen Lugo-Lugo and David J. Leonard. M.E. Sharp, Inc., 2008.

2006 “The Guatemalan Liberal Revolution of 1871 and the Founding of the Escuela Politécnica.” The International Journal of the Humanities 3:7 (2005/2006): 145-153.

2006 “Review of Vincent J. Cirillo, Bullets and Bacilli: The Spanish-American War and Military Medicine.Armed Forces & Society 32:2 (January 2006): 341-342.

2005 Three entries in the Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture & Society in the United States. Edited by Ilan Stavan and Harold Augenbraum. Danbury, CT: Grolier Publishing, 2005.

  • “Treaty of Velasco”
  • “World War I”
  • “World War II”

2005 “Review of Robert H. Holden, Armies without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960." Armed Forces & Society 31:2 (Winter 2005): 310-313.

2003 “Guatemala Country Profile.” E-Marketing, 3rd ed. Edited by Strauss, et al. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003: 494-495.

1998 "Review of Philip J. Williams and Knut Walter, Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador's Transition to Democracy," H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews, November, 1998. URL: http://www.hnet.msu.edu/reviews/showrrev.cgi?path=8215911332410

1995 Three entries in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Edited by Barabara A. Tenenbaum. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995. “Jiménez Oreamuno, Ricardo” “Montes, César” “Vincent, Stenio Joseph”

  • “Jiménez Oreamuno, Ricardo”
  • “Montes, César”
  • “Vincent, Stenio Joseph”

Courses

  • Modern Latin America
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Latin American Women Introduction to Historical Studies
  • Latin American Revolutions
  • Latin American and United States Relations
  • Caudillos and Dictators in Latin America
  • What’s in a Name?
Department:
History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 2A
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Professor Emerita - History

Education

PhD, University of Chicago

Courses

  • Mod Brit and Brit Emp 1714-Pres
  • Science and Responsibilty/ Human Being & NA
Department:
African and African-American Studies
History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 2D
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(708) 524-5974
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Associate Professor - History

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Aly Dramé received his PhD in African history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a specialist of Islam. His current research focuses on processes on ethnic identity transformation in pre-colonial Senegambia, through interfaith marriage, Islamic education, and military jihad. He is currently teaching African history, Islam, World history, and African Immigration to the United States.

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History / American Studies
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Adjunct Faculty - History

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MA, University of Illinois at Chicago

Courses

  • HI - France 1750-1815: Enlightenment, REV, DICT
Department:
History / American Studies
Office & Location:
Lewis Annex 229C
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(708) 524-6052
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Associate Professor - History; Director Catholic Studies Minor; Director URSCI

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David Perry has been an assistant professor of history at Dominican University since the fall of 2007. He is a specialist in medieval Mediterranean history, with a particular focus on Venice and the Crusades. Both his teaching and his scholarship examine cross-cultural contact and conflict in the medieval and early modern Mediterranean world. At Dominican, his classes focus on cultural exchange and production, medieval religion in all its permutations, economic activity, and daily life. He is also an active participant in the seminar program.

His dissertation (University of Minnesota, 2006) is entitled Mirabilia in mari veniendo: Venice, Stolen Relics, and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade. He is currently working on several articles and a book concerning the relics of the Fourth Crusade (1204). He has just had an article published, "The Translatio Symonensis and the 7 thieves: a Venetian Fourth Crusade Furta Sacra narrative and the looting of Constantinople," in The Fourth Crusade: Event, Aftermath, and Perceptions, ed. Thomas Madden (Asghate, 2008).

Before coming to Dominican, he was a visiting professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN (2006-2007) and a visiting instructor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN (2005-2006). Before that, he taught as an instructor and teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. He also worked as the undergraduate advisor, instructor and website designer for the Institute of Global Studies and the Human Rights Law program.

He has a son named Nicholas Quillen Perry and a baby girl named Elisabeth Vivianne Perry who currently take up most of his free time, but his other interests include acoustic guitar and bass, ultimate frisbee, Venetian cuisine, and the Red Sox.

Education

PhD, history, University of Minnesota
MA, history, University of Minnesota
BA, history, Wesleyan University

Courses

  • The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages
  • Fall of Rome: Constantine to Charlemagne
  • Jerusalem: From Antiquity to Now
  • The Silk Road

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