Jones Professor of History
207 Ramer History House
(610) 330-5174


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University

Selected publications:

An Uncertain Future: Voices of a French Jewish Community, 1940-2012 with Richard Sharpless. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2005.

“French Jewish Images of America: The Case of Dijon,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History: Selected Papers of the Annual Meeting, XXV (1998), 79-87.

“French Jews and Israel: The Jews of the Dijon,” paper presented at the Association for Israel Studies Conference, Israel,  June 1997.

“Perceptions of Antisemitism and Selective Responses among the Jews of Dijon,” paper presented at a “New Europe” Conference, England, August 1996.

Honors: Seven-time recipient of the Student Government Superior Teaching award; James E. Lennertz Prize for exceptional teaching and mentoring, 2009; Dean of Studies Faculty Recognition Award, 2002; Student Government Faculty Adviser Award, 2002; Daniel Golden Alumni Recognition Award, 2002; Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997; Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, 1974.

Recently gave two presentations to the Alumni Summer College on “Antisemitism: Past and Present,” and one presentation during Family Weekend, “Thinking About the Twentieth Century.”

“The Origins of World War II” Lafayette Alumni Summer College YouTube lecture. Over 85,000 views.