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  • Jonathan Berkey, degree 2003
    Assistant Professor at Concord University
    Dissertation Title:
    "War in the Borderland: The Civilians' Civil War in Virginia's Lower Shenandoah Valley"
    Advisor: William Blair
  • Keith Bohannon, degree 2001
    Associate Professor at University of West Georgia
    Co-editor
    Campaigning with "Old Stonewall:" Confederate Captain Ujanirtus Allen's Letters to His Wife (LSU, 1998)
    Dissertation Title: "The Northeast Georgia Mountains during the Secession Crisis and Civil War"
    Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Anne Y. Brinton, degree 2011
    Assistant Editor, Freedman & Southern Society Project
    Dissertation Title:  "Households Built on Shifting Sands:  Slavery and Emancipation in the Loyal Western Border States"
    Advisor:  William A. Blair
  • Barbara Gannon, degree 2005
    Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida

    Dissertation Title: "The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic" 
    Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Matthew Isham, degree 2010
    Managing Director, Richards Civil War Era Center, The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation Title:  "Breaking Over the Boundaries of the Party: The Role of Party Newspapers in Democratic Factionalism in the Antebellum North, 1845-1852" 
    Advisor:  Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Christian B. Keller, degree 2001
    Associate Professor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
    Co-editor Damned Dutch: Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg; Author Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory (Fordham, 2007)
    Dissertation Title: "Germans in Civil War-Era Pennsylvania: Ethnic Identity and the Problem of Americanization" 
    Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Timothy Orr, degree 2010
    Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University

    Dissertation Title: "Calling Urban Men to Arms: Northern Cities Mobilize to Fight the Civil War
  • Robert Sandow, degree 2003
    Associate Professor at Lock Haven University
    Author Deserter Country:  Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians (Fordham, 2009)
    Dissertation Title: "Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Mountains of Pennsylvania" 
    Advisor: William Blair
  • Andrew Slap, degree 2002
    Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University
    Author The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era (Fordham, 2006)
    Dissertation Title: "Transforming Politics: The Liberal Republican Movement and the End of Civil War Era Political Culture"
     Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • David G. Smith, degree 2006
    Employed with Booz Allen in Washington, DC
    Author Race and Retaliation: The Capture of African Americans during the Gettysburg Campaign in Virginia's Civil War, eds. Peter Wallenstein and Bertram Wyatt-Brown (University of Virginia Press, 2005); and On the Edge of Freedom:  The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870 (Fordham University Press, October 2012)
    Dissertation Title: "On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870" 
    Advisor: William Blair
  • Michael Smith, degree 2005
    Assistant Professor at McNeese State University
    Author
    A Traitor and a Scoundrel: Benjamin Hedrick and the Cost of Dissent (University Delaware Press, 2003)
    Dissertation Title: "The Enemy Within: Corruption and Political Culture in the Civil War North" 
    Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • James Weeks, degree 2001; deceased
    Served as editor of
    Civil War Times Illustrated; Author Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine (Princeton, 2003)
    Dissertation Title: "Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine" 
    Advisor: Gary Cross
  • Timothy Wesley, degree 2010
    Lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation Title:  "The Politics of Faith: Religious Authority and Politics During the American Civil War" 
    Advisor: William Blair
  • Karen Fisher Younger, degree 2006
    Lecturer at Waynesburg University
    Dissertation Title: "Africa Stretches Forth Her Hands Unto You: Female Colonizationists in the Antebellum United States" 
    Advisor: Lori Ginzberg