Office: Tower 4122
Phone: (218) 723-6098
Jill Dupont (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000) is Chair and Associate Professor of History at the College of St. Scholastica. She is also Associate Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program. Before joining the St. Scholastica faculty in 2007, she served as assistant professor of history at the University of North Texas (2001-2007). She has also taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Dupont is a specialist in US social and cultural history, with teaching and research interests in African American history and culture; race, gender, and ethnicity; comparative history of African peoples in the diaspora; theory and history of performance genres; and sports and society. She has been interviewed on Texas public television and radio, served as a consultant for a PBS documentary film ("Racing Dixie"), and lectures widely in academic and public forums. She has published a number of reference articles and reviews, and is currently working on a book, Shadow Play: Race, Nation, and the Spectacle of Boxing in American Culture. Since 2009 she has been a Member of the Board of Governors, St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth, Minnesota. In 2011 she was one of the co-leaders on a CSS service-learning trip to Tanzania.
C. Neal Keye (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000) is Associate Professor of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica. He is also Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Program Director of the Oreck-Alpern Grant for the Study of Religion and Culture after 9/11. Before coming to St. Scholastica in 2001, he taught at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Religious Studies and for the Program in Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies. Professor Keye has held a fellowship in Public Ethics at the Institute of Arts & Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently Chair of the "Religion, Gender, and Sexuality" section for the Midwest region of The American Academy of Religion. Professor Keye's teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary discourses on religion, culture, and history; method and theory in the study of religion; western intellectual history; modern philosophy and aesthetics; feminist theory and gender studies; and the history and politics of colonialism, imperialism and globalization, with areas of specialization in modern Europe, India, and the Middle East. He is currently working on a revision of his doctoral dissertation for publication (Messengers of the Gods? Rethinking the Interpretive Turn in the Discourse of the Human Sciences after 9/11).
C. Neal Keye, Ph.D.
Department of History and Politics
Office: Tower 4142
Barbara King, M.S.W.
Department of History and Politics
Office: Tower 4100
Phone: (218) 723-6170
Barbara King (M.S.W., University of Utah, 1976) is Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the College of St. Scholastica. Before joining the St. Scholastica faculty in 1985, she taught in the School of Social Development, University of Minnesota, Duluth, where she was Chair of the Social Work Program and Project Administrator, American Indian Program. At UMD she also served as liaison to Region V Child Welfare Training Center, administered a federally funded grant to provide skill training for American Indians, and developed a continuing education program for American Indians. In 1977 she was Director of Tribal Social Services for the Menominee Restoration Committee, Keshena, Wisconsin.
Professor King has been recognized by the Ohoyo 1982 Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaska Native Women. She is the recipient of a Council on Social Work Education Fellowship and a National Institute of Mental Health Stipend, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, Woodland Hills, and the Minnesota Conference on Social Work Education. She has made professional presentations before the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Billings, Montana, the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, D.C., and the Council on Social Work Education in St. Louis.
“The Social Development Role in Reservation Mental Health,” Indian Mental Health Curriculum Module in Working with Urban American Indian Families, American Indian Projects, Arizona State University (coauthor).
“Using Education for Social Change with Reservation Indians,” Rural Areas: Issues and Opportunities, University of Wyoming (coauthor).
Migwich Gi Chi Mindo, Reflections on Indian Life by Ike Greensky (publisher).
Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D.
Department of History and Politics
Office: Tower 4140
Phone: (218) 723-6743
Hong-Ming Liang (Ph.D., Washington University, 2003) is Assistant Professor of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica. His research and teachings interests include world history, East Asian history, nationalism and national identity, democracy and democratic consolidation, popular culture and historical memory, and international politics, especially relations among Taiwan, China, Japan, and the United States. As a Fulbright Scholar, he conducted archival research in Taiwan and China, combing through the holdings of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Guomindang) in an effort to understand how this anticommunist yet Leninist party debated and created policies on Chinese nationalism and modern citizenship during the 1930s. Professor Liang has taught at The College of Wooster, Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University. He has published a number of reference articles and reviews. He is chief editor of The Middle Ground: An Online Journal of the Midwest World History Association, serving world historians through thirteen midwestern states and beyond. http://www.themiddlegroundjournal.org
Drew Mannetter, Ph.D.
School of Arts and Letters
Office: Tower 3750
Drew Mannetter (Ph.D., Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995) is Assistant Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the College of St. Scholastica. Although Dr. Mannetter’s academic training is centered in classics, both Greek and Roman languages and literature, he has eclectic interests that lead him to teach a variety of subjects ranging from Ancient Sumerian mythology to issues in twenty-first century social justice. He earned his B.A. in medieval history and philosophy (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1988), his first M.A. in philosophy (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989), and his second M.A. in classics (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992). His graduate work focused on Plato, Homer, and Caesar. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Cornell College. At St. Scholastica Dr. Mannetter teaches a wide array of classes in Latin, Philosophy, and History. In 2004 he published a reader on the seventh book of Caesar’s Gallic War entitled Book 7 of Caesar’s Bellum Gallicum: With Introduction, Text, Vocabulary, and Notes. This work breaks down the Latin text sentence by sentence and word by word to aid students in translating the text. His second book, Past and Present: Latin for American Students, is currently under review for publication. This work is a unique method of teaching Latin designed especially for the challenges faced by American students. Finally, Dr. Mannetter is working on two additional projects: a reader on Plato’s Republic, modeled on his earlier work, and an examination of the correlation between Sophocles’ Theban cycle and Plato’ description of Socrates’ last days.
Office: Tower 4143
Phone: (218) 625-4412
William K. Miller (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986) is Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the College of St. Scholastica. He has had over thirty years experience in higher education and the arts, both as a professor and administrator. An Egyptologist and historian of the ancient near east, he has taught courses in ancient and classical history, archaeology, and religious studies. His teaching interests extend to US history, especially Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. He is co-director of the University of Minnesota Egyptian Eastern Desert Expedition and has co-authored Pharaonic Inscriptions from the Southern Eastern Desert, Egypt (American University in Cairo Press) as well as articles in the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. He has served as director of the Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth, executive director of the St. Louis County (Minnesota) Heritage and Arts Center, and dean of student affairs at the College of St. Scholastica and at Lewis University. Professor Miller is a member of many scholarly and community organizations, including the International Association of Egyptologists, the American Research Center in Egypt, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, the Abraham Lincoln Association, the St. Louis County Historical Society, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.
Associate Professor, Department of History and Politics
Office: Tower 4150F
Phone: (218) 723-6468
Randall A. Poole (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1996) is Associate Professor of History in the Department of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica. Before coming to St. Scholastica in 2004, he taught at the University of Notre Dame (1997-1999) and Boston University (1999-2004). He has held research fellowships at New York University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Stanford University, Columbia University, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, and the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow (where he was a Fulbright scholar). He has also been a research associate of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame, a faculty fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University, and an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Since 2008 he has been an affiliate member of the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Spring semester 2012 he was Visiting Professor of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Toronto.
Professor Poole's research and writing focus on Russian and European intellectual history, the history of ideas, and the history of philosophical and religious thought. Since 1990, he has delivered more than fifty scholarly papers and lectures at academic conferences and universities in the United States and abroad. He teaches courses in world, European, and Russian history.