John Barrington Furman University
John Barrington

Professor of History, Department Chair
B.A., Oxford University; M.A., Ph.D., College of William and Mary.
Colonial America, Latin America
T. Lloyd Benson Furman University
T. Lloyd Benson

Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History
A.A., Empire State College, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Nineteenth Century United States, American Regions, Humanities, Computing
Erik Ching Furman University
Erik Ching

Professor of History, Herman N. Hipp Chair (2003-2006)
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Modern Latin America, Africa
Carolyn Day Furman University
Carolyn Day

Assistant Professor of History
B.A. (History), B.S. (Microbiology), Louisiana State University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge, UK.; Ph.D., Tulane University
Timothy Fehler Furman University Tim Fehler

Director of Undergraduate Research & Internships, Professor of History
B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Early Modern Europe, Poverty and Social Welfare, Germany, Renaissance and Reformation, British Isles
Jason Hansen Furman University
Jason Hansen

Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Modern Germany, Nationalism, Cartography
Lane Harris Furman University

Lane J. Harris

Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
B.A., Drake University; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Late Qing and Republican Chinese History, Communications History

Jim Leavell Furman University
Jim Leavell

Herring Professor of Asian Studies, Emeritus
B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Duke University.
Japan, China
Wendy Matsumura
Wendy Matsumura

Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
Ph.D., New York University.
Modern Japanese History, Japanese Agrarianism, The New Left
 Savita Nair Furman University
Savita Nair

James B. Duke Associate Professor of Asian Studies and History
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Modern South Asia; Indian Ocean History; Gender, Diaspora, and Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Steve O'Neill Furman University Steve O'Neill

Director of The Huff Center, Professor of History
B.A., Furman University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Modern South
David Shi Furman University
David Shi

Furman University President (1994-2010)
B.A., Furman University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Cengiz Sisman Furman University
Cengiz Sisman

Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Bogazici University, Istanbul; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Modern Middle East, Ottoman and Turkish Jewish Studies, Sufism - Kabbalah, Sabbateanism and Donmes, Anti-Sabbateanism, Anti-Semitism - Anti-Westernism - Rise of Islamism
David Spear Furman University
David Spear

William E. Leverette, Jr. Professor of History
B.A. Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Medieval Europe, Ancient History
 Marian Strobel Furman University Marian Strobel

William Montgomery Burnett Professor of History
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Women's History, Modern United States History, African-American History
Courtney Tollison Furman University
Courtney Tollison

Assistant Professor of History
Upcountry History Museum Historian
B.A. Furman University, M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Graduate Certificate - University of South Carolina (Women's Studies)
Post-1865 United States History, Civil Rights, Women's History, Oral History, History of Furman University  
Diane Vecchio Furman University
Diane Vecchio

Professor of History
B.A., State University of New York; M.A. PhD., Syracuse University.
American Social and Cultural History, European Women, Immigration and Ethnicity, European Women's History 


Carolyn Sims Furman University
Carolyn Sims

Department Assistant

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