Visiting Professor of History
I grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and have become a fluent Russian speaker over many years. After completing my undergraduate degree at Kenyon College, and both prior to and after the completion of my PhD in History at Indiana University, I lived and worked for almost a decade in the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Volgograd, while also getting a chance to reside in Kyiv and L'viv in Ukraine and Almaty and Atyrau in Kazakhstan. I teach courses on Eurasian history and other broader courses such as my current FSEM dedicated to ancient and medieval history both East and West.
- PhD, history, Indiana University, 2005
- BA with Honors, history, Kenyon College, 1992
- The Russian Empire
- Modern World Civilizations
- Freedom's Turn: The Axis Age of 500 BC
Areas of Expertise
- Central Asia
- The Caucasus
Member, Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Member, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)
- Kyiv as Regime City: The Return of Soviet Power after Nazi Occupation, (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2016).