College of Arts and Humanities

Faculty and Staff, Statesboro Campus

Department Head

Name Title Area of Interest
Carol Herringer Professor Gender history, Early Modern and Modern Britain

Faculty and Staff

 Dr. Ahmet Serdar Akturk  Associate Professor  Middle East
 Dr. William Thomas Allison Professor U.S. Diplomatic & Military
Dr. Robert Batchelor Professor Modern Britain, Comparative World
Dr. Jeffrey Burson Professor Early Modern and Modern France, European Enlightenment
Dr. Chris Caplinger
Assistant Professor Segregation in the United States, U.S. South, U.S. Presidency
Dr. Kathleen M. Comerford Professor & Pre-Law Advisor Reformation, European Religion
Dr. Julie de Chantal Assistant Professor African American History, Women
 Dr. Lisa Denmark Associate Professor, & Interim Chair
US South, Georgia History
Dr. Alan C. Downs Associate Professor Civil War, US West , American Indian
Dr. Brian Feltman Associate Professor Modern Germany,  War and Society, Masculinity
Melissa Gayan Lecturer Soviet Union, and 20th century world history
Dr. Michelle Haberland Professor Labor, Gender, US South, 20th Century
Dr. Mao Lin Associate Professor American Foreign Relations; American Presidency; U.S.-China Relations; Modern China; World History
Dr. Johnathan O’Neill Professor American Constitutional and Legal History; American Political Thought
Dr. Juanjuan Peng Associate Professor Social and Economic History of Modern China, Business History
Dr. Craig H. Roell Professor, & Coordinator  Graduate Program US Business, Economic and Cultural
Dr. Cathy Skidmore-Hess Associate Professor Africa, Environmental, Gender, Religion
Dr. Solomon Smith Associate Professor
Colonial America, American Revolution, Golden Age of Piracy
Dr. Brent Tharp Director, Georgia Southern University Museum  
Dr. Timothy Teeter Associate Professor Ancient Greece and Rome, Early Christianity, and Late Antiquity.
 Dr. Michael Van Wagenen  Associate Professor
Public History
Dr. James M. Woods Professor Early Republic, Jacksonian America, and American Religion
Dr. Corinna Zeltsman Assistant Professor Latin America, Mexico, History of Printing and the Book,
Visual Culture, Labor History


Staff–Statesboro Campus

Maegan Colson
Administrative Secretary
  Academic Advisor: History

Last updated: 9/11/2020

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY • Hawes Hall # 110, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419-1997 •
Interdisciplinary Academic Building, #3007, P.O. Box 8054, Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-4478