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History Faculty

Brie Swenson Arnold
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Phone: (319) 399-8135

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

Derek Buckaloo
William R. and Winifred Shuttleworth Professor of History, Chair
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (319) 399-8627

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."

Bethany Keenan
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers
M.A., Rutgers
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Phone: (319) 399-8693

Dr. Keenan teaches European history. She is particularly interested in twentieth-century Europe, especially France. In her teaching and work, she focuses on transnational relations, social uprisings, and questions of national identity. Her current research is on a group of American expatriates in Paris who protested the U.S. - Vietnam War during the 1960s.

David Nordmann
Henrietta Arnold Associate Professor of History
B.A., Coe College
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., Indiana University
Phone: (319) 399-8692

Dr. Nordmann teaches Western Civilization in addition to courses in East Asian history. His specialties include Meiji Japan, late nineteenth-century Korea, U.S.-East Asia relations and Asian-American history.

Angela Ziskowski
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Cincinnati
M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Phone: (319) 399-8683

Dr. Ziskowski teaches Classical history and archaeology, with special expertise in Greek archaeology. Her interests are in cultural and ethnic identities, the formation of Greek city-states in the Archaic period, ancient Corinth, and pottery studies.