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Southern Oregon University


Department of History
Southern Oregon University

BA (History) Biola University
M Div (Church History) Fuller Seminary
MA (History) California State University, Los Angeles
Ph D (History) University of Southern California



Fulbright Fellowship, Egypt, 1987

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards
University of Texas, Austin: Seminar on British Empire in the Middle East. Director: Prof. William Roger Louis, 1988

Princeton University: School of Near Eastern Studies: Seminar in the
History of the Ottoman Empire: Director: Professor Norman
Itzkowitz, 1989 and 1992

Joseph Malone Fellow: Sponsor: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:
Research and Travel to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, 1990

University of Winchester (formerly King Alfred’s College) UK, Exchange Professor, History Department, 1995

Southern Oregon University: Carpenter Grant for Research at British Library, India office, London University: Near Eastern Studies Library, Institute for Historical Research, Public Records Office/Foreign Office, 1997


Biola University: Dept. of History, 1979-1990

University of Southern California: Department of History: (temporary appointment) Hubbard Chair of British Studies, 1989-1990

Southern Oregon University: Department of History, 1990-Present


World Civilizations
English History Survey
French Revolution and Napoleon
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
Europe in the Era of First World War
Imperial Russia
Islamic Middle East


Gladstone’s Imperialism in Egypt, Techniques of Domination (Greenwood Press, Westport, CT), 1995

Historical Dictionary of the British Empire (Greenwood Press, Westport, CT), 1996 (20 Articles)

“Bizonia: Stepchild of the Cold War” in Germany and the Cold War (Perspectives: A Journal of Historical Inquiry, (Cal. St. University, Los Angeles), 1980

“British Invasion of Egypt in 1882” International Third World Studies Journal and Review, (University of Nebraska, Omaha, Vol. 1, No. 2), 1989

“Egyptian Army under British Dominance (1914-1952) as Catalyst for Independence” International Third World Studies Journal and Review, (University of Nebraska, Omaha, Vol. 2, No. 1), 1990

Book in progress, “Britain in the Middle East 1619-1971: A Lesson Never Learned”, for Praeger Press, due for publication in 2007

Recent Book Review: A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Liberal Imperialism in Britain and France by Jennifer Pitts (Princeton University Press, 2005) for journal Fides et Historia, 2005

Academic Honor Societies and Awards

Phi Alpha Theta (Cal. State Univ., Los Angeles), 1979

Phi Kappa Phi (Southern Oregon University), 1995

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar-Teacher of the Year (Southern Oregon University) 1996

Voted SOU Best Faculty of Year 2005 by students

Professional Associations

American Historical Association

North American Conference on British Studies

Western Conference on British Studies