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Position: Assoc Professor, HIS
Department: History
Phone: (218) 723-6177

Associate Professor of History and Politics
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A. The College of the Holy Cross

C. Neal Keye is an 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). 

Position: Visiting Instructor, HIS
Department: History

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.

Position: Prof/HHU Dir/HIS, POL Dept Chr
Department: History
Phone: (218) 723-6468
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Randall A. Poole (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1996) is Professor of History at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. He teaches in the Department of History and Politics, in the Health Humanities Program, in the Honors Program, and in the Dignitas First-Year Program. His research areas include Russian and European intellectual history, the history of ideas, and the history of philosophical and religious thought. He is the translator and editor of Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy (Yale University Press, 2003); co-editor (with G. M. Hamburg) of A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (Cambridge University Press, 2010, 2013); and co-editor (with Paul W. Werth) of Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (forthcoming in the Kritika Historical Studies series at the University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). He is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters.

Poole is a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Fellow of the International Center for the Study of Russian Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Saint Petersburg State University. In 2012 he was Visiting Professor of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Toronto. He has held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New York University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and elsewhere. Over the past twenty-five years he has presented about seventy-five papers and lectures at academic conferences and universities in the United States and abroad. His CV and many of his publications are available at and at

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