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Derek Buckaloo
Associate Professor of History, Chair
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (319) 399-8627
Email: dbuckalo@coe.edu

Dr. Buckaloo teaches American history, with special interests in twentieth-century politics and culture, foreign relations, particularly the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and Native American history. His present research is on the "Vietnam Syndrome."

Robert Marrs
The Esther & Robert Armstrong Professor of Rhetoric
B.A., Kansas State University
M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University

Dr. Marrs also serves as coordinator of the college's Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program.

Patrick Naick
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Purdue University
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Dr. Naick's teaching and research focuses on 20th century Amrican literature and culture with specific interests in Aftican Amrican literature and urban studies. He also serves ias coordinator for the American Studies and African American Studies program.

Bruce Nesmith
James and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science, Chair
B.A., North Central College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois
E-mail: bnesmith@coe.edu

Dr. Nesmith is Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor and Chair of political science. He teaches courses on American political institutions, religion and U.S. politics, and political philosophy. He is author of The New Republican Coalition: The Reagan Campaigns and White Evangelicals (Peter Lang, 1994). His current research deals with policy making by the President and Congress. He is the faculty adviser to Political Science Club. He is married with two children. In his spare time he writes and performs original folk songs; he has recorded two albums, "Mouth Full of Mustard" and "Almost Endless Fun".

Amber Shaw
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Dr. Shaw studies 19th century American and transatlantic literature and is particularly interested in the history of the novel, material culture, and gender studies. She teaches courses in early and 19th century American literature, 19th century fiction, American women writers, the Black Atlantic, and transnationalism across the long 19th century.

Brie Swenson Arnold
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Phone: (319) 399-8135
Email: barnold@coe.edu

Dr. Swenson Arnold teaches United States history, specializing in early American history, the Civil War, and women's and gender history. Her research focuses on gender, politics, and popular culture in the Civil War era.

Christy Wolfe
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Saint Mary's College
J.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office: 402B Stuart Hall
Emil: cwolfe@coe.edu
Phone: 319-399-8263