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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Ph.D. 1980) is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University, a former MacArthur Fellow, and the author of several books including Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 (Knopf, 1982). A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (Knopf, 1990) won both the prestigious Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes and was turned into a popular PBS documentary. She is also the author of The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth (Knopf, 2001), Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (Knopf, 2007) and editor of Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).

Mary Fuhrer (Ph.D. 2010) was awarded the University of New Hampshire's Graduate Student Research/Scholarship and Creativity Award for her dissertation, titled 'This Wilderness World': The Evolution of a New England Farm Town, 1820-1840. She is a consulting historian working with museums, historical societies, schools, humanities organizations and heritage areas and is the author of, A Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848 (University of North Carolina Press, 2014).

Amanda Demmer (Ph.D. 2017) is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.  She received the 2017 Myrna F. Bernath Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Gerald R Ford Scholar Award. She recently submitted her book manuscript entitled Moving on: Migrants and the Last Chapter of the Vietnam War to Cambridge University Press for publication.

Michael Verney (Ph.D. 2016) is an Assistant Professor at Drury University.  During his Baird Society Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute Libraries he researched material for his book project entitled "A Great and Rising Nation’: American Naval Exploration and the Forging of a Global Maritime Empire, 1815-1860".

Keri Lewis (Ph.D. 2007) is working as an analyst for the Office of Access Management at the National Security Council.

Jessica Parr (Ph.D. 2012) is an Adjunct Professor at University of New Hampshire at Manchester and Emmanuel College.  She is the author of Inventing George Whitefield:  Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon (University Press of Mississippi, 2015).

Erica Seifert (Ph.D. 2010) is a Senior Strategist for the National Education Association in Washington, D.C.

Linda Upham-Bornstein (Ph.D. 2009) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Studies Education at Plymouth State University. She is also the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships.

Aykut Kilinc (Ph.D. 2014) is a faculty member at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.

Sarah Batterson (Ph.D.  2013) is a Senior Lecturer at Granite State College.

Christopher Pastore (Ph.D. 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Albany.  He is the Author of Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England (Harvard University Press, 2014) and Temple to the Wind:  The Story of America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance (Lyons Press, 2005).

Patrick Lacroix (Ph.D. 2017) is a faculty member at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.

Gretchen A. Adams (Ph.D. 2001) is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, where she received the Texas Tech Alumni Association's "New Faculty Award" in 2005. She is author of The Specter of Salem in American Culture (University of Chicago Press), and editor of Records of the Salem Witch Hunt (Cambridge University Press). At TTU she was awarded an "Alumni Association New Faculty Award" in 2004, a Humanities Initiative Grant in 2006, and a Gloria Lyerla Library Travel Grant in 2008.

Ian Aebel (Ph.D. 2012) is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Iowa in the Department of History.

Jill Silos-Rooney (Ph.D. 2002) is a Assistant Professor and Coordinator or the Honors Program at MassBay Community College. She is preparing to publish her monograph Everybody Get Together: The Politics of the Counterculture, 1964-1970 (University of New Mexico Press). She also curated the 2017 Bethel Woods Center for the Art's 2017 Special Exhibit, "Love for Sale:  The Commercialization of the Counterculture".

Edward E. Andrews (Ph.D. 2009) is an Associate Professor at Providence College. He is the author of Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Michael L. Austin (Ph.D. 2002) is a part-time lecturer at Castleton State College. He also served as the Project Director for Teaching American History Grant in 2010.

Jonathan M. Beagle (Ph.D. 2003) is Assistant Professor of History at Western New England College. He is the author of Boston: A Pictorial History (Sterling, 2006) and has published several essays, including an article in the New England Quarterly.

Marcia Schmidt Blaine (Ph.D. 1999) is a Associate Professor at Plymouth State University where she teaches courses in Early American, Revolutionary, and New Hampshire history. She is currently serving as the Department Chair. She has published articles in the International Journal of Social HistoryHistorical New Hampshire and is the co-author of New Hampshire Scenery: A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century New Hampshire Artists of Mountain Landscapes (New Hampshire Historical Society, 1985).

David Chapin (Ph.D. 2000) is the author of Exploring Other Worlds: Margaret Fox, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Antebellum Culture of Curiosity(University of Massachusetts Press, 2004).

Michael Foley (Ph.D. 1999) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Life during Wartime: America in the 1970s and 1980s (forthcoming, Hill & Wang/FSG) and Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (University of North Carolina Press, 2003), which won the Peace History Society's Best Book award for 2003-2005, and editor of Dear Dr. Spock: Letters About the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor (New York University Press, 2005). He is a founding editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture.

Jeffrey Fortin (Ph.D. 2006) is Assistant Professor of History at Emmanuel College.  He is the co-editor of Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World (Brill Academic Publishers, 2013).

John Fox (Ph.D. 2001) is a FBI Historian. He co-authored "The FBI: A Centennial History" (U.S. Department of Justice, 2008). He has articles in the Journal of Government InformationStudies in Intelligence, the Law Enforcement Executive Forum and the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Shannon Frystak (Ph.D. 2005) is Assistant Professor of History at East Stroudsburg University. She has published several scholarly reviews and essays and in 2006 was awarded the University of New Hampshire's Graduate Student Research/Scholarship and Creativity Award for "best overall contribution to the discipline." She is the author of Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967 (LSU Press), a revised version of her dissertation. She won the Glenn R. Conrad prize from the Louisiana Historical Association for the best article or chapter published on Louisiana history in the past two years. The essay appeared as "A Dissenting Tradition: Louisiana Women and the Black Struggle for Equality in Louisiana."

Glenn Grasso (Ph.D. 2009) is the lead historian at G&A Consulting and Historian and Writer at Seth Kaller, Inc., Historic Documents and Legacy Collections.

Scott Hancock (Ph.D. 1999) is Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies as well as Coordinator of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College.

Kim Jarvis (Ph.D. 2002) is an Associate Professor of History at Doane College in Crete, NE and author of Franconia Notch and the Women Who Saved it (University Press of New England, 2007).

William Jordan (Ph.D. 1996) is Harlan M. Ellis Instructor in History at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, and the author of Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Matthew McKenzie (Ph.D. 2003) is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus. He has also taught Maritime Studies at the Sea Education Association at Woods Hole, Massachusetts and has conducted research for the History of Marine Animal Populations Project. He is the author of Clearing the Coastline: The Nineteenth Century Ecological and Cultural Transformation of Cape Cod (University Press of New England).

Kate Clifford Larson (Ph.D. 2003) is author of the acclaimed Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero(Ballantine Books, 2003) and of The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (Basic Books, 2008). Her dissertation was a finalist for the Organization of American Historians' Lerner Scott Prize for the Best Dissertation in Women's History. Kate teaches at Simmons College and is the consulting historian for the National Park Service's Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study and serves on the advisory board of the Historic Context on the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware.

Jennifer Mandel (Ph.D. 2010) is an Assistant Professor at Mount Washington College.

Alison Mann (Ph.D. 2010) is an Assistant Professor of History at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia.

Louis Mazzari is an Assistant Professor of American Culture at Fatih University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of Southern Modernist: Arthur Raper from the New Deal to the Cold War (Louisiana State University Press, 2006) and editor of a new edition of Raper's classic Preface to Peasantry (University of South Carolina Press, 2005). His dissertation was a finalist for the C. Vann Woodward Prize of the Southern Historical Association

Matthew McKenzie (Ph.D. 2003) is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus.

Edward McCarron (Ph.D. 1992) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Stonehill College. He is the co-author of Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics (Westview Press, 2000) as well as several articles on Irish history and immigration.

Vladimir Pistalo (Ph.D. 2001) is Associate Professor of History at Becker College. He is the author of several novels.

Holly Rine (Ph.D. 2004) is Assistant Professor of History at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York where she teaches Early American, Revolutionary and Native American History.

Stephanie Trombley Averill (Ph.D. 2006) is Adjunct Professor at American Public University System, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona and Freelance author.

Vitor Izecksohn (Ph.D. 2001) is a Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the coeditor of  New Brazilian Military History.  He is the author of Slavery and War in the Americas: Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870 (University of Virginia Press, 2014).

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