Yvonne received a PhD in History from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile in 2006 and an M.A. in History of the Americas there in 1999. She also holds an M.Ed. from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile and began teaching at WSU in the Spring of 2009. Her areas of expertise include Latin American History, World History and a special interest in Latin American Women's History.
Roger is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Roger's teaching and research interests are centered on late Imperial China, modern China, modern Japan, and Western legal history. In addition to courses in Asian studies, Chan teaches world civilizations in the General Education Program.
Karoline teaches in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program. She has a PhD in history from Princeton University (2008). She is currently completing her book, Forbidden Crossings: Moriscos and Muslims in Spanish America, 1492-1650 for publication with the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. He spent years working for the federal government as a historian and archaeologist.
Ken is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Ken's main areas of research are nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. history with an emphasis on globalization. His primary area of research is gender studies and race/ethnicity. He has taught at WSU since 2000.
Katy earned her Ph.D. in American History at Washington State University in 2011. Her research fields include labor, immigration, and race. Her teaching fields are Women's history, Immigration, Writing, and Roots of Contemporary Issues.
Frank has been attending or working at WSU since 1987. After earning three degrees at the University of Idaho, he transferred to WSU where he completed his Ph.D. in American History. Although Frank generally teaches freshmen-level history classes, he also teaches upper-division courses related to sports history.
Mary is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Karen specializes in the U.S. in the World during the Progressive Era and interwar period. She has a B.A. and M.A. from Brandeis University, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010. Her doctoral work used the U.S. Young Women's Christian Association as a case study to explore U.S. attempts at cultural imperialism in India, the Philippines, Argentina, and Nigeria. She is currently adding post-WWI Poland for the book manuscript. Her article “A Social Gospel for India” will be published in a special issue on Transnational Women’s and Gender History in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, scheduled for Spring 2014.
She has taught courses in general U.S. History, U.S. women's history, U.S. racial and ethnic history, and the social constructions of citizenship in the U.S., in addition to her current work in the Roots of Contemporary Issues program at WSU.
Clif received his Ph.D. in transnational U. S. and world history from Georgia State University in Atlanta in 2010. In his current research project, he is expanding and revising his dissertation entitled "The Path of Good Citizenship: Race, Nation, and Empire in United States Education, 1882-1924". Clif teaches summer upper-level courses in transnational U.S. history.
Scott received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in Early and Modern U. S. and Public History Concerning current research, he is expanding his original dissertation topic "The World's Greatest Air Race: Airmindedness and the Role of the Macrobertson International Air Competition of 1934." Another current research project analyzes counterculture protest at two universities for comparison in the late 1960s: San Francisco State University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Scott also teaches upper division courses on the American CIvil War, American Popular Culture, the senior-level 469 seminar on the 1960's counterculture era, as well as a class that focuses on the use of historical memory and legacy studies in relation to the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Assassination.
Charles received his Ph.D. from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, working entirely in the Kazakh language under Kazakh mentors. His life’s work includes over 20 years of focus upon Central Asia (in relation to Russia, the Middle East and Islamic world), with eight total years of residence in the region engaging in research, teaching, and translation. He has numerous publications in both English and Kazakh. His latest article is “Religious-Cultural Revivalism as Historiographical Debate: Contending Claims in the Post-Soviet Kazakh Context” (Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol 25, No 1, Jan 2014). Before coming to WSU, he was a visiting fellow at Yale University.
Cherri received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington in July 2012. Cherri’s primary research interests include Ethiopia, the League of Nations, Imperialism, and World History. Her dissertation examined world opinion during the Italo-Ethiopian Dispute before the League of Nations (1934-1938). Cherri’s teaching focus includes World Civilizations, Modern Imperialism, and World Trade. She is currently revising her dissertation entitled “Making their Voices Heard: Expressions of World Opinion to the League of Nations during the Italo-Ethiopian Dispute (1934-1938)”.
Aaron D. Whelchelawhelchel@wsu.edu
Our goal as professional historians is not to collect fact and figures about past events and individuals but rather craft narratives explaining historical change based on reliable evidence. As a researcher I hope to contribute to the story of the development of modern educational systems by emphasizing methodological and organizational techniques that were diffused, adapted, and implemented across the globe. As a teacher of history my goal is to aid students to understand that the shape of the world they live in is highly contingent on numerous historical processes that were neither inevitable or permanent. By stressing the interpretive nature of history, I aim to build critical thinking skills in my students so that they may better evaluate the soundness of the messages they encounter in the wider world.
After earning his Ph. D. in 2001 from Georgia State University, Larry joined the faculty of the history department fulltime. Since 2005, as a Senior Lecturer, he served as the Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Advisement. He taught a wide range of courses, including surveys in U.S. and World history, the undergraduate Gateway and Capstone classes, The American City, Global Urbanization, The Great War, and graduate seminars in Issues and Interpretations in U.S. History, U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and U.S. Suburbanization. At WSU, Larry is teaching U.S. and World history surveys. His scholarly interests include urban history, the processes of modernization, and the history of leisure. He is currently researching and writing on polo during the 1920s as part of his manuscript tentatively titled: “Wintering in the South Atlantic States: Sport as a Modern Way of Life, 1870-1930.”