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Faculty

2014 Civil War Institute Faculty (Speakers & Guides)
The War in 1864

Garry Adelman

Garry E. Adelman is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books and articles concerning the Civil War. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography, and has served as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 18 years. He works as the Director of History & Education at the Civil War Trust.

Ed Bearss

Edwin "Ed" Bearss is the Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service. He served as Chief Historian from 1981-1994, and continues to lead battlefield tours every year. He most recently co-authored a two-volume set on the siege of Petersburg with Bryce Suderow. The first volume, released in 2012, is entitled The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June-August 1864 (Savas Beatie), with the second volume The Petersburg Campaign: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 due to be released in September 2013.

Sue Boardman

Sue Boardman has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg since 2000. She is the co-author of a history of the Cyclorama titled, The Gettysburg Cyclorama: A History & Guide (Thomas Publications, 2008), and now serves as the Leadership Program Manager at the Gettysburg Foundation.

Keith Bohannon

Keith Bohannon is an Associate Professor of History at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches courses on the antebellum South, Jacksonian America, and the Civil War & Reconstruction. Dr. Bohannon is the co-editor of Campaigning with "Old Stonewall": Confederate Captain Ujanirtus Allen's Letters to His Wife (Louisiana State University Press, 1998).

Peter Carmichael

Peter Carmichael is the Director of the Civil War Institute and the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), and is currently at work on The War for the Common Soldier, forthcoming from UNC Press.

Emmanuel Dabney

Emmanuel Dabney is a park ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield in Petersburg, Virginia. He holds a degree in historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington, and an M.A. in public history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He maintains the blog, Interpretive Challenges.

Crystal Feimster

Crystal Feimster is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching (Harvard University Press, 2011).

John Hennessy

John J. Hennessy is the Chief Historian and Chief of Interpretation at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is the author of Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999).

Antwain Hunter

Antwain Hunter is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the George and Ann Richards Civil War Center at the Pennsylvania State University. His dissertation, "Politics, Manhoods, and Rebellions Real and Imagined: Slaves, Free Black People, and Firearms in North Carolina, 1729-1865," examines free and enslaved black North Carolinians' access to and use of firearms in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Carrie Janney

Caroline Janney is an Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, where she teaches courses on U.S. History and Civil War memory. She is the author of Burying the Dead But Not the Past: Ladies Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (UNC Press, 2008), and most recently Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (UNC Press, 2013).

Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan  is an adjunct instructor of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in History at Yale University. He is the author of numerous articles for scholarly journals, as well as Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History & Memory (Savas Beatie, 2012). His latest book, Embattled Memories: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, is forthcoming from Liveright/W.W. Norton.

Christian Keller

Christian Keller is a professor of Military History and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of Damn Dutch: Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg (Stackpole Books, 2004), and the author of Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory (Fordham University Press, 2008).

Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California - Davis, where he teaches courses on the Civil War & Reconstruction, environmental history, Native American history, and World War II. He is the author of A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (University of California Press, 2003) and most recently A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Robert E. L. Krick

Robert E. L. Krick is a historian at Richmond National Battlefield Park in Richmond, Virginia. He has had an extensive career with the National Park Service, working at both Manassas National Battlefield Park and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument before heading to Richmond in 1991. He is the author of Staff Officers in Gray (UNC Press, 2003), and is a popular battlefield tour guide.

Kevin Levin

Kevin Levin is a historian, blogger, and history educator. He currently teaches American history at Gann Academy near Boston, Massachusetts, and maintains the popular blog Civil War Memory. His book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War As Murder, was released in 2012 from the University Press of Kentucky.

Ashley Luskey

Ashley Whitehead Luskey is a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park, where she has worked since 2008. She began career with the National Park Service at Colonial National Historical Park, serving as a historical interpreter at Historic Jamestowne. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in History from West Virginia University.

Katy Meier

Kathryn Shively Meier is an Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and her first book, Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press (November 2013).

Brian Craig Miller

Brian Craig Miller is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of History at Emporia State University. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for Civil War History. He is the author of John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory (University of Tennessee Press), A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War (Kent State University Press), and the forthcoming Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South (University of Georgia Press).

Scott Mingus

Scott Mingus is not only a Civil War historian and author, but a scientist in the paper industry. He has authored several books, including Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River (Savas Beatie, 2011), The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign (Louisiana State University Press, 2009), and most recently a biography titled Confederate General William "Extra Billy" Smith: From Virginia's Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat (Savas Beatie, 2013).

Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray earned her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia-Wise. Her dissertation and forthcoming book is entitled On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2009.

Barton Myers

Barton Myers is an Assistant Professor of Civil War History at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He is the author of Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865 (LSU Press, 2009), and is currently working on a project about southern-born Union sympathizers titled Rebels Against a Rebellion: Southern Unionists in Secession, War, and Remembrance.

Megan Kate Nelson

Megan Kate Nelson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Brown University, where she teaches courses on the Civil War and Death & Destruction in American History. She is the author of Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (University of Georgia Press, 2005), and Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Jonathan Noyalas

Jonathan Noyalas is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College. He is the author of The Battle of Cedar Creek: Victory From the Jaws of Defeat (2009) and The Battle of Fisher's Hill: Breaking the Shenandoah Valley's Gibraltar (2013), both in the History Press's Civil War Sesquicentennial Series.

Jared Peatman

Jared Peatman graduated from Gettysburg College in 2002. He earned his M.A. from Virginia Tech (2006) and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M in 2010. His dissertation on the legacy of the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address earned him the 2012 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Award. He currently serves as the Director of Curriculum at the Lincoln Leadership Institute, and his book, The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, will be released in November 2013 from Southern Illinois University Press.

Steve Prince

K. Stephen Prince is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Florida, where he teaches courses on the Old South, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age & Progressive Era. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2010, and his first book, Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1919 will be released in the spring of 2014 from UNC Press.

Gordon Rhea

Gordon Rhea is a trial attorney and historian, and a foremost authority on the Overland Campaign of 1864. He has lectured extensively nationwide, and is the author of The Battle of the Wilderness, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House & The Road to Yellow Tavern, To the North Anna River, and Cold Harbor, all from the Louisiana State University Press.

John Rudy

John Rudy is a member of the Gettysburg College class of 2007, and now works for the National Park Service's Interpretive Development Program in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. He teaches courses at Gettysburg College on the Civil War & Reconstruction and John Brown, and is an expert on Gettysburg College during the war.

Anne Sarah Rubin

Anne Sarah Rubin is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Marlyand - Baltimore County and currently serves as president of the Society of Civil War Historians. She is the author of A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (UNC Press, 2005), and co-authored the award-winning digital project, The Valley of the Shadow. Her next book, Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America (UNC Press, forthcoming 2014) explores Sherman's March in American memory.

Brooks Simpson

Brooks D. Simpson is the ASU Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. A historian of the nineteenth century and the American presidency, Dr. Simpson has written extensively on the Civil War and Reconstruction, especially on Ulysses S. Grant. He is the author of Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (UNC Press, 1991), Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865 (Houghton Mifflin, 2000), and The Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victory (Praeger, 2011). He maintains a popular Civil War blog, Crossroads.

Brett Spaulding

Brett Spaulding is a park ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author of Last Chance for Victory: Jubal Early's 1864 Maryland Invasion (Thomas Publications, 2010).

Susannah Ural

Susannah J. Ural  is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a senior fellow at the university's Center for the Study of War and Society. She is the author of The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 (NYU Press, 2006), and her latest book, Don't Hurry Me Down To Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It will be released in October 2013 from Osprey Press.

Pete Vermilyea

Pete Vermilyea is a 1994 graduate of Gettysburg College, and serves as the Director of the CWI Student Scholarship Program. He has authored several articles on the Civil War, and currently teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and Western Connecticut State University.

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