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History Faculty

Andrew ChittickAndrew Chittick
Associate Professor of East Asian Humanities
Ph. D. University of Michigan

Professor Chittick is in charge of the East Asian Studies program and an active promoter of language learning and study abroad. He teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese history, cultural traditions, philosophy, and art.

Catherine GriggsCatherine Griggs
Associate Professor of Anthropology & American Studies
Ph.D., George Washington University

Professor Griggs teaches courses on American Cinema, American Cultural History, the Environment and American thought, and directs the American Studies major in the Program for Experienced Learners. She also directs the Environmental Film Festival.

Adam GuerinAdam M. Guerin
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Professor Guerin teaches a range of courses in European colonial, Middle East and World history.

Barnett HartstonBarnet Hartston
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego
Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award, May 2010

Professor Hartston teaches a full range of courses in world and European history. He is author of Sensationalizing the Jewish Question: Antisemitic Trials and the Press in the Early German Empire (2005) and is a specialist in Modern German History, European anti-Semitism, Nazism, and the Holocaust.

Carolyn JohnstonCarolyn Johnston
Professor of American Studies and History
Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Professor Johnston has taken a major role in developing successful programs in American studies for international students and in women's and gender studies. She is a specialist in American intellectual history, the history of radical and working class movements, and the history of women in America. Her books include Jack London: An American Radical (1984), Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family (1992), Cherokee Women in Crisis (2003), My Father's War: Fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II (2012) and Voices of Cherokee Women (2013).

Gregory PadgettGregory B. Padgett
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Florida State University

Professor Padgett teaches survey courses in U.S. History, African-American History, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. He also teaches in the Program for Experienced Learners. He is currently writing a biography of C.K. Steele, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Faculty Emeriti

William ParsonsWilliam H. Parsons
Professor of History and Russian Studies
Ph.D., Indiana University

Professor Parsons combines a background in modern European history with a special interest in Russian political and cultural history. As coordinator for Russian Area Studies, his interests include Russian historiography, the Golden Age of Russian Culture, and Peter Demens and the Two St. Petersburgs.

Life After Eckerd

History is probably the most flexible and far ranging of all the Humanities disciplines. It is excellent preparation for a wide variety of fields - law, teaching, business, public service, journalism, and even medicine. Increasingly, both the private sector and graduate schools are looking for applicants who have broad interests and backgrounds, rather than narrow field specialization.

The Eckerd Difference

Daria Hall "Eckerd has helped me grow and blossom as a person. I have learned to manage the good and bad and still excel in life. Eckerd is all about unique experiences." - Daria Hall, History major