Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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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.
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 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.
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.
Professor of American Studies and History
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), and Cherokee Women in Crisis (2003).
Gregory 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.
William 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.