Degrees Awarded

2018-2019

  • Deutsch, Christopher, PhD; “Forging a National Diet: Beef and the Political Economy of Plenty in Postwar America”; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Griego, Danielle, PhD; “Child Death, Grief, and the Community in High and Late Medieval England”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Larsen, Brian, MA; primary adviser: Victor McFarland
  • McRae, Heather, PhD; “Pointing to Inclinations: Albertus Magnus’ Physiognomy as a Scientific and Theological Nexus”; dissertation director: A. Mark Smith
  • Miller, Alexis, PhD; “Fording the Severn: The Influence of Intermarriage and Judicial Participation on Welsh Identity and Self-Identification in Shropshire and the Central March of Wales in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Olson, Michael, MA; thesis director: Keona Ervin
  • Rost, Sean, PhD; “A Call to Citizenship: Anti-Klan Activism in Missouri, 1921-1928”; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Tuck, Darin, PhD; “’Seizing the Elephant’: Kansas City and the Great Western Migration, 1840-1865”; dissertation director: John Wigger

2017-2018

  • Brose, Nathaniel, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: Mark Carroll
  • Flint, Brandon, PhD; "Spring Break for Jesus: The Rise of Protestant Short-Term Missions, 1950-1980"; dissertaton director: John Wigger
  • Henze, Kristin, PhD; “Mississippi Mau Mau: Medgar Evers and the Black Freedom Movement, 1952-1963”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • Kenney, Amanda, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Lirley McCune, Sarah, PhD; “An Arc of Death: Suicide, Alcoholism, Murder, Accidents, and Other Early Deaths in St. Louis, Missouri, 1875 to 1885”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Robinson, Katelynn, PhD; “De Odore: Scholastic and Popular Interpretations of the Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages”; dissertation director: A. Mark Smith
  • Robinson, Roger; PhD; “Commerce Clause New Federalism in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts: Dynamics of Culture Wars Constitutionalism, 1964-2012”; dissertation director: Mark Carroll

2016-2017

  • Ball, Katelyn, MA; thesis director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Behrens (Deming), Madalynn, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Bell, Angela, PhD; “Trouble in Zion: The Radicalization of Mormon Theology, 1831-1839”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Butler, Douglass, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: Lois Huneycutt
  • Dean, Lauren, MA; thesis director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Hampton, Hunter, PhD; “Man Up: Muscular Christianity and the Making of 20th Century American Religion”’; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Hopchak, William, MA; thesis director: Mark Carroll
  • Myers, Kyle, MA; thesis director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Olden, Andrew, MA; thesis director: Keona Ervin
  • Nudell, Joshua, PhD; “Centered on the Periphery: the Changing Dynamic Between Ionia and Imperial Powers 454-c.294 BCE”; dissertation director: Ian Worthington
  • Orler, Sarah, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: Linda Reeder
  • Root, Jonathan, PhD; “Total Salvation: The Gospel of the Abundant Life and American Culture, 1947-1989”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Sheffield, Katherine, PhD; “Longing in Vain to Climb into the Ducal Bed: Gossip and Rumor in Orderic Vitalis’ Ecclesiastical History”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Turberville, Colby, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Wiard, Jennifer, PhD; “’At Home in Babylon:’ Billy Sunday’s Revival Team and Evangelicalism in Modern America”; dissertation director: John Wigger

2015-2016

  • Denton, Chad, PhD; “The Enlightened and Depraved: Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility”; dissertation director: Linda Reeder
  • Dotson, Steven, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Genens, Joseph, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Lawrence, Caitlin, MA; thesis director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Morman, Todd, PhD; “Indian Sovereignty and Religious Freedom: United States Public Land Management and Indian Sacred Sites, 1978-2014”; dissertaton director: Mark Carroll
  • Rice, Joshua, PhD; “The Missional Ground: Indians, Missionaries, and the Forging of the Antebellum Frontiers”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Root, Jonathan, PhD; “Total Salvation: The Gospel of the Abundant Life and American Culture, 1947-1989”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Witt, Hannah, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: Lois Huneycutt

2014-2015

  • Buchanan, Sean, MA; thesis director: Kerby Miller
  • Dolan, Autumn, PhD; “’Once Mistress of the World:’ Rome, St Peter, and Female Devotion in the Early Middle Ages”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Lewis, William G., PhD; “Valley of Industry: Developing a Regional Economy in the Post Jefferson’s Embargo Ohio Valley”; dissertation director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Maxson, Stan, MA; thesis director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Ochsner, Colton, MA; thesis director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Puyat, Slav, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Verbanaz, Nina, PhD; “Per dilectam coniugem et regnorum consortem: Empresses’ Roles in Building the Salian Dynasty, 1024-1125”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Ward, J. Matthew, MA; thesis director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Ward, Jay, PhD; Agriculture During the Reagan Years”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • Yacovazzi, Cassandra, PhD; “’So Many Foolish Virgins:’ Nuns and Anti-Catholicism from Maria Monk to the Know-Nothings”; dissertation director: John Wigger

2013-2014

  • Blanchard, Sam, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: Lois Huneycutt
  • Genens, Doug, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Rice, Jenna, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Mountz, William T., PhD; “Americanizing Africanization: The Congo Crisis, 1960-1967”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • Smith, Steven C., PHD; “A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 1783-1830”; dissertation director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Weingartner, Andrea, PhD; “Sex Radicals in America’s Heartland: Redefining Gender and Sexuality, 1880-1910”; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Wooldridge, Gordon, MA; thesis director: Robert Smale

2012-2013

  • Crawford, Malachi D., PhD; “The Nation of Islam’s Struggle for Civil Rights and Liberties, 1930-1971”; dissertation director: Mark Carroll
  • Fisher, Robert, MA (non-thesis); primary adviser: LeeAnn Whites
  • Forrest, Craig, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Haden, Margaret, MA; thesis director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Jacobs-Pollez, Rebecca J., PhD; “The Education of Noble Girls in Medieval France: Vincent of Beauvais and De Eruditione Filiorum Nobilium; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Maulden, Kristopher D., PhD; “The Federalist Frontier: Early American Political Development in the Old Northwest”; dissertation director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Snodgrass, William M., PhD; “Order in the Marketplace: Commercial Organizations in Antebellum St. Louis”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites

2011-2012

  • Atkinson, Henry, MA; thesis director: Robert Collins
  • Beilein, Joseph M., PhD; “Household War: Men, Women, and Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Heslep, Cody, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Lirley McCune, Sarah, MA; thesis director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Cofell-Dwyer, Brittany, MA; thesis director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Rowe, Leroy, PhD; “Becoming Good Girls and Useful Citizens: Growing Up Poor, Black, and Female in Jim Crow Era Missouri, 1909-1944”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Scaevola, Jesca, MA; thesis director: Michael Bednar
  • Schumacher, Justin, MA; thesis director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Singer, Mark, PhD; “Abiding in the Fields: Pastoral Care and Society in Late Antiquity and in Anglo-Saxon England”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Volkman, Lucas P. PhD; “Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms, Society, and Law and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri, 1837-1876”; dissertation director: Mark Carroll

2010-2011

  • Backes, Emily, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Barber, Marlin C., PhD; “Citizens Under the Law: African Americans Confront the Justice System in Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas, 1790-1877”; dissertation director: Wilma King
  • Boccardi, Megan, PhD;  “Remembering in Black and White: Missouri Women’s Memorial Work, 1860-1910”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Hamilton, James, MA; thesis director: John Bullion
  • Haskins, Sarah, PhD; “Famers, Warriors, and Grandfathers: The Shawnee and Delaware Indians and Their Neighbors in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1787-1832”; dissertation directors: Susan Flader and Jeffrey Pasley
  • Menold, Daniel, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Miller, Alexis, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Morman, Todd, MA; thesis director: Mark Carroll
  • Nudell, Joshua, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Sheffield, Katherine, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Shouse, Matthew, MA; thesis director: Robert Smale
  • Wiard, Jennifer, MA; thesis director: John Wigger

2009-2010

  • Burbridge, Joshua, MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Deken, John, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Dolan, Autumn, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Dowdall, Aaron, MA; thesis director: Carol Anderson
  • Goodrich, Russell, PhD; “Scandinavians in Cumbria: The Eastern Irish Sea Region and the Vikings”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt
  • McMullen, Joshua J., PhD; “Under the Big Top: Big Tent Revivalism & American Culture, 1880-1925”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Marden, Michael, MA; thesis director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Olson, Greg, MA; thesis director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Showmaker, Rebecca, MA; thesis director: John Bullion
  • Ziegler, Tiffany A., PhD; “’I Was Sick and You Visited Me:’ The Hospital of Saint John in Brussels and its Patrons”; dissertation director: Lois Huneycutt

2008-2009

  • Burghardt, Will, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Gilley, Dawn, PhD; “Damn with Faint Praise: A Historical Commentary on Plutarch’s On the Fortune or Virtue of Alexander the Great I"; dissertation director: Ian Worthington
  • Miller, Eoghan, MA; thesis director: Robert Collins
  • Miller, Kyle T., PhD; “A Bavarian Model? Modernization, Environment, and Landscape Planning in the Bavarian Nuclear Industry, 1950-1980”; dissertation director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Page, Homer, PhD; “Francis Wayland: Christian America- Liberal America”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Peterson, Sandra Rubenstein, PhD; "'One Heart, Many Souls': The National Council of Jewish Women and Identity Formation in St. Louis, 1919-1950"; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Stockwell, Ryan, PhD; “The Family Farm in the Post-World War II Era: Industrialization, the Cold War, and Political Symbol”; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Tomlin, Troy J., PhD; “Popular Theology in Popular Print: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 1730-1820”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Verbanaz, Nina, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Witt, Bennett Kemper, PhD; “Leonard Stickel: Sapientia et Eloquens Pietas in the Service of Lutheran Reform”; dissertation director: Charles Nauert

2007-2008

  • Dubbert, Alison, MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Lawson, Kirstin L., PhD; “Healing the Frontier: Catholic Sisters, Hospitals and Medicine Men in the Wisconsin Big Woods, 1880-1920”; dissertation director: Catherine Rymph
  • Weingartner, Andrea, MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Ward, Jay, MA; thesis director: Robert Collins

2006-2007

  • Beilein, Joseph, MA; thesis director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Bilal, Waheedah, MA; thesis director: Robert Weems
  • Davis, Joel T., PhD; “Rebuilding the Soul: Churches and Religion in Bavaria, 1945-1960”; dissertation director: Jonathan Sperber
  • DeLongoria, Maria, PhD; “Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women, the Cases of Rosa Jefferson and Marie Scott”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • Edwards, James “Chris”, MA; thesis director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Jeter-Bolt, Michael, MA; thesis director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Mallea, Amahia, PhD; “Rivers Running Through: An Urban and Environmental History of the Kansas Cities and the Missouri River”; dissertation director: Susan Flader
  • McMullen, Josh, MA; thesis director: John Wigger
  • Rowe, Leroy, MA; thesis director: Robert Weems
  • Smith, Steven, MA; thesis director: Jeffrey Pasley
  • Swaters, Rebecca, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt

2005-2006

  • Butler, Kevin, PhD; “The Creation of African American Christianity: Slavery and Religion in Antebellum Missouri"; dissertation director: Wilma King
  • Chalfant, Rhonda, PhD; “’The Midland’s Most Notorious’: Prostitution in Sedalia, MO, 1850-1890”; dissertatoin director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Crews, Kate, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Day, John Kyle, PhD; “The Southern Manifesto: Making Opposition to the Civil Rights Movement”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • DeWitt, Petra, PhD; “Searching for the Roots of Harassment and the Meaning of Loyalty: A Study of the German- American Experience in Missouri During World War I”; dissertation director: Susan Flader
  • Esther, Sarah, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Geiger, Mark W., PhD; “Missouri’s Hidden Civil War: Financial Conspiracy and the Decline of the Planter Elite, 1861-65”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Haskins, Sarah, MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Johnson, Andrea S., PhD; “Mixed up in the Making: Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, and the Images of their Movements”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • McClellen, Douglas, MA; thesis director: Carol Anderson
  • Maulden, Kristopher, MA; thesis director:
  • Page, Douglas D., PhD; “Thinking About Work: Ideological Issues of Labor from Genesis to Sieyes”; dissertation director: Richard Bienvenu
  • Singer, Mark, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Snodgrass, William, MA
  • Teichman-Kerr, Andrea, PhD; “Polite Pastimes and Middle-Class Morality: Hannah More’s Career in the Theater”; dissertation director: Theodore Koditshcek
  • Volkman, Lucas, MA; thesis director: Mark Carroll

2004-2005

  • Cook, Barak S., PhD; “The Greatest Crusade: Mission, Religion, and Conflict in American Foreign Relations, 1898-1945”; dissertation director: Carol Anderson
  • Davis, Cory A., MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Edmonds, Kelton R., PhD; “Forerunners of Decade: The Evolution of Black Student Activism at North Carolina A&T, 1960-1969”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • Gauck, Kenneth R., MA; thesis director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Mitchell, Vernon C., MA; thesis director: Carol Anderson
  • Moriarity, Caitlin L., MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Neely, Jeremy C., PhD; “Divided in the Middle: A History of the Kansas-Missouri Border, 1854-1896”; dissertation director: Susan Flader
  • Oedewaldt, Gary A., MA; thesis director: Carol Anderson
  • Schreck, Kimberly A., PhD; “Splitting Heirs: Gender, Race, and the Properties of Un-Reconstructed Households”; dissertation director: LeeAnn Whites
  • Stilwell, Kristine, PhD; “’If You Don’t Slip:’ The Hobo Life, 1911-1916”; dissertation director: Mary Neth
  • Williams, Benton D., PhD; “Title VII and the Private Sector Origins of Affirmative Action: 1964-1996”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • Yeager, Joseph A., PhD; “Foreign Relations and Competitive Might: Muscovy, Lithuania, and the Golden Horde, 1341-1425”; dissertation director: Russ Zguta

2003-2004

  • Brennan, Patrick E., PhD; “’Fever and Fists:’ Forging an Irish Legacy In New Orleans”; dissertation director: Kerby Miller
  • Brown, Douglas P., PhD; “The Formation of the Thought of a Young English Conservative: W.H Mallock and the Contest for Cultural and SocioEconomic Authority,1849-1884”; dissertation director: Theodore Koditschek
  • Cassidy, Eugene S., MA; thesis director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Cotner, Richard C., PhD; “Pentecost and Its Discontents”; dissertation director: Steven Watts
  • Corzine, Nathan M., MA; thesis director: Catherine Rymph
  • Crawford, Malachi D., MA; thesis director: Robert Weems
  • Douglas, Clayton W., MA; thesis director: Robert Collins
  • Evans, Jason W., MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Faust, Robert E., PhD; “Lead Belt Progressives: The Struggle for Social and Environmental Reform in Missouri Mining Communities”; dissertaton director: Susan Flader
  • O’Donnell, Lindsey A., MA; thesis director: Lawrence Okamura

2002-2003

  • Benac, David T., PhD; “This Land is All Terrible Rough: A History of Access to Forest Resources in Carter County, Missouri”; dissertation director: Susan Flader
  • Bricker, Jason R., MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Bradley, Stefan, PhD; “’Gym Crow Must Go:’ The 1968-1969 Student and Community Protests at Columbia University in the City of New York”; dissertation director: Carol Anderson
  • Burgess, Sandra, MA; thesis director: Ian Worthington
  • Clement, Robert J., MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Franklin-Weekley, Rachel E., PhD; “Brown v. Board of Education: the Struggle and the Legacy”; disseration director: John Bullion
  • Garman, Alex G., PhD; “The Cult of the Matronae in the Rhineland”; dissertation director: Lawrence Okamura
  • Greene, Debra Foster, PhD; “’Published in the Interest of Colored People:’ The St. Louis Argus Newspaper in the Twentieth Century”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • Hatter, Lawrence, MA; thesis director: John Bullion
  • Jeffries, Kathleen, MA; thesis director: Linda Reeder
  • Jolly, Kenneth S., PhD;  “’It Happened Here Too’: The Black Liberation Movement in St. Louis, Missouri, 1964-1970”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • Kelso, Carl J., PhD; “Witelonis Perspectivae Liber Quartus Book IV of Witelo’s Perspective”; dissertation director: A. Mark Smith
  • McCleod (Fitzwilson), Mary Ann, PhD; “Innocents Lost: University Sex Surveys of the 1920s for Moral Authority and the battle for Moral Authority”; dissertation director: Steven Watts
  • McGovern, Bryan P., PhD;  “John Mitchel: Irish Nationalist and Southern Secessionists in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America”; dissertation director: Kerby Miller
  • Miller, Kyle T., MA
  • Prinsloo, Oleta P., PhD; “The Case of the Dyed-in-the-Wool Abolitionists in Mark Twain Country, Marion County, Missouri: An Examination of a Slaveholding Community’s Response to Radical Abolitionism in the 1830s and 1840s”; dissertation director: Wilma King
  • Ramsey, Robyn, MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Raymond, Emilie E., PhD; “’From My Cold Dead Hands:’  A Political and Cultural Biography of Charlton Heston”; dissertation director: Robert Collins
  • Reese, DeAnna J., PhD; “Black Women Reformers: Leadership, Service, and Community Building in St. Louis, 1900-1954”; dissertation director: Robert Weems
  • Ross, Chad C., PhD; “Building a Better Body: Nudism, Society, Race, and the German Nation, 1890-1950”; dissertation director: Jonathan Sperber
  • Steward, Patrick J., PhD; “Erin’s Hope: Fenianism in the North Atlantic World 1858-1876”; dissertation director: Kerby Miller
  • Taylor, Jon E., PhD; dissertation director: Susan Flader
  • Traylor, Richard C., PhD; “Born of Water and Spirit: Popular Religion and Early American Baptists in Kentucky, 1776-1860”; dissertation director: John Wigger
  • Deakin (Vickers), Vikki J., PhD; “’My Pen and My Soul Have Ever Gone Together:’ Thomas Paine and the American Revolution”; dissertation director: John Bullion
  • Xiong, May, MA; thesis director: Kerby Miller

2001-2002

  • Bell, Angela D., MA; thesis director: John Wigger
  • Keuhn, Kristi L., MA; thesis director: Lois Huneycutt
  • Kidd, Sarah A., PhD; “The Search for Moral Order: The Panic of 1819 and the Culture of the Early American Republic"; dissertation director: Steven Watts
  • Mallea, Amahia, MA; thesis director: Susan Flader
  • Schlereth, Eric, MA; thesis director: John Bullion