Student and Alumni News
Scott Moore (M.A., 2005) studied in Vienna in 2012-13 as a Fulbright Scholar. He is completing a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Maryland, College Park, on the efforts of the Habsburg Empire to use compulsory education to build and develop loyalty among its citizens.
Gregory Eatroff (B.A., 2004) teaches history at Churchland Middle School in Portsmouth.
Taryn Darling (B.A., 2012) teaches geography at John Yeates Middle School in Suffolk.
(M.A. 2012) began the History and Social Science Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech in the fall semester of 2013.
Nicole Dressler (M.A. 2011) began the History Ph.D. program at Northern Illinois University in the fall semester of 2013.
Michael Shackelford (History B.A. 2004, GPIS M.A. 2010) is the Grants Manager for the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center in Virginia Beach. He works closely with city officials and other non-profit groups to eliminate homelessness in Virginia Beach.
recently published an article, “Symbols of Slumber: Children’s Funerary Sculpture in Norfolk’s Elmwood Cemetery,” in 19th Century
, a publication of the Victorian Society of America. On 23 July 2013, she presented a lecture at the Pretlow Library in Norfolk on "Historic Newport: Victorian Architecture, Art, and Leisure."
Colleen Parker is presenting a paper, "A Passionate Path: Women’s Place in the Christian Cultural Revolution and the Fall of Rome," at the 16th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Robert Moyer presented his research at the annual conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), held in Alpena, Michigan on 15-18 May 2013. The conference was dedicated to "Maritime Borderlands and Cultural Landscapes," and was hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Janet Hakki has been invited to present her work at the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Delaware in April 2013.
Josh Wilson, Jackie Spainhour, and Gregory Eatroff contributed to the panel, “Students in the Archives: Seeing ‘Greater Virginia’ in the papers of chronicler Alf J. Mapp, Jr.,” Virginia Forum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 30 March 2012.
participated in a panel on "Creating and Using School Desegregation Resources at Old Dominion University Libraries" at the "Emancipation & Human Rights in History" Conference in Richmond, Virginia, 21-23 March 2013.
ODU students Ben Ipson, Diona White, Alyssa Santuk, Julie Davis, Susan White, Sean Edwards, Michael Barnes, Jordyn Armstrong, Charlotte Mahan, Stephanie Hawthorne, and Rachel Chasin shared their thoughts and experiences at a Kornblau Alumni Center event dedicated to the “Paris/Auschwitz” Study Abroad Trip led by Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite. The moving event took place on 21 March 2013, and was sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Institute for Jewish Studies & Interfaith Understanding, and the Study Abroad Program. To read more about the event, click here.
Charles Davison (M.A. 2012) published an article, "The Army of Discontent: the Effect of a Thoroughly Antagonized George Washington upon Maj. Gen. Charles Lee," in Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine (December 2012).
Amanda Williams and Lisa Pennington contributed to a panel on "The Other Nuremberg: Teachers, Museums, and Engaging Students in History" at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington, 16-17 November 2012.
Adam Rosenbaum (M.A. 2004) completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 2011. His dissertation, “Timeless, Modern and German? The Re-Mapping of Bavaria through the Marketing of Tourism, 1800-1939,” has won two major prizes: the Parker-Schmitt Dissertation Prize awarded by the Southern Historical Association, and the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize awarded by the Friends of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. He currently works as an assistant professor of history at Colorado Mesa University.