Stetson University

Kimberly Reiter

Associate Professor of History

Kimberly Reiter is associate professor of ancient and medieval history at Stetson University and president of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA). Reiter has had extensive experience designing and teaching courses in environmental history and environmental issues and has presented and published papers on the teaching of environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. She currently serves as a member of the IEA Roundtable on Curriculum Change, and consults on green curriculum design.

She also directs the Stetson field course in early English history, an on-site interdisciplinary study of the historic English landscape. She advises the Stetson chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society, is chair of the Stetson Undergraduate Research Committee, and organizes the annual Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (SURCAS), the campus-wide honors day. She also serves as a national councilor for Undergraduate Research Directors Committee for the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) and on the Florida Undergraduate Research Council.

Her scholarship focuses on imperialism in the Western Roman Empire, specifically the Aquitaine Basin, and in the differing perceptions of "Romanization," especially its application as a theoretical construct in explaining imperialism, change and continuity in Roman provincial society and art. She has contributed a recent festschrift article on the application of Romanization theories to the teaching of iron age European religious thought. She is co-author of the textbook in Western Civilization, The West in Question with Dr. Eric Kurlander.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Course Topics

  • Early Western Civilization
  • Modern Global Issues
  • History of Piracy
  • The Ancient Near East
  • History of Ancient Greece
  • History of Ancient Rome
  • Celtic Civilization
  • Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Early English History
  • Historiography of King Arthur
  • The Early English Landscape (taught on site in Britain)

Research Interests

  • Romanization as an intellectual construct
  • Roman confrontations with the wilderness
  • Environmental curricula

Publications

  • The West in Question: Continuity and Change, (Western Civilization Textbook, with Kimberly Reiter). New York: Prentice Hall-Pearson.
  • The Origins of the Environmental Systems and Sustainability Roundtables: Design, Core Competencies, and Certification/Accreditation of Interdisciplinary Environmental Academic Programs Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (forthcoming)
  • "Making Education for Sustainability Work on Your Campus: The Roundtables on Environmental Systems and Sustainability," In: W. Leal Filho, Pub. 2011. World Trends on Education for Sustainable Development, vol. 32 of the series Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability, Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt, Germany.

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