Faculty

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers

Professor; Director, Liberal Arts

Phone:
716.286.8091
Office Location:
Timon Hall 130

Current ResearchMemories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, October 2012). http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100482680[http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100482680] History Consultant, “Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Niagara Tourism: Book Arts and the Picturesque” Exhibition, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University. Speakers in the Humanities, War of...

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Dr. Michael Durfee

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8082
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 132

*Focus of Teaching* U.S. History I and II America in the Contemporary World Origins of the Urban Crisis The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration The Crack Era in Context Rise of Black America The Long Civil Rights Movement Introduction to Research World Civilizations I and II *Current Research and *Presentations* * Michael...

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Dr. Mustafa Gokcek

Associate Professor; Director, M.A. - Interdisciplinary Studies

Phone:
716.286.8195
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 131

Focus of Teaching Middle East, Central Asia, Soviet Union Current Research Dr. Gökçek's research focuses on the discourses of nationalism and Islamism at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire. He is especially interested in the intellectual interaction between Russian and Ottoman Empires and looks into the role of the...

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Dr. Zdenka Gredel-Manuele

Professor

Phone:
716.286.8086
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 28
Office Hours:
MWF 12:20-1:25 p.m. and by appointment

Current Research Renaissance History and German history and historiography Enrico Caterino Davila, Renaissance historian, and the Jews of Bamberg, Germany Educational Background M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo Current Involvement AHA, AAASS, Renaissance Society, NYSAEH

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Dr. Robert G. Kane

Professor, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Phone:
716.286.8085
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 134

Current Research My main research interests are in the interplay of ideas of race, democracy, and national security in U.S.-Japan relations in the early twentieth century.  Using U.S. and Japanese sources, I explain how contests for political power and rhetorical authority within each country drove policymaking and perceptions.  Japanese and Americans...

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Dr. Shannon M. Risk

Associate Professor of History; Director, Public History Minor; Director, Women's Studies Minor; Fulbright Campus Program Advisor

Phone:
716.286.8084

Dr. Risk joined the History Department faculty in 2009. She earned her B.A. in history from the University of Northern Iowa, her home state, where she held internships at the Grout Museum of History and Science, and in Washington, D.C., at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian...

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Dr. John Stranges

Phone:
716.286.8471
Fax:
716.286.8451
Office Location:
Room 11, Marian House
Office Hours:
Wdnesday 1-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5 p.m.
Fax:
716.286.8451

John B. Stranges is University Professor at Niagara University. He began his career at Niagara in 1968, and served consecutively as a faculty member, department chair, Academic Vice President, and as the instituion's first University Professor. During his long tenure as chief academic officer, the university underwent a major expansion...

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Dr. Stefanie Wichhart

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone:
716.286.8090
Office Location:
Timon Hall

Current Research My research focuses on British intervention in the Middle East during World War II, particularly in Egypt and Iraq. I look at the war as a period of revived imperial interest in this region, as Britain reasserted its authority over formerly decolonized territories. Within this framework I am particularly...

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