"I didn't like history before I took classes here at Carroll. The history professors here are great, they keep you engaged. An my adviser, Dr. Swartout doesn't just advise you academically - he wants to know what is going on in your life. He's always there for you on a personal level." -JD Soloman, '01, History & Secondary Education with a minor in Physical Education
"(The faculty) are not only passionate about their subject, but are equally passionate about their students. They taught me that history is not simply names and dates, but the stories and experiences of those fellow humans who have gone before me. The history faculty at Carroll serve as models in innumerable ways." -Dr. Joseph Laythe, Professor of History, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"I love teaching at Carroll because I get to teach such a broad range of material to students who are both down to earth and intellectually curious. Not only do the faculty expect a lot from their students, but the students expect a lot from the faculty as well. This combination demands excellence in the classroom from all parties, which makes Carroll an especially exciting place to be."
Assistant Professor of History. Dr. Cash received his Ph.D. from Boston University, where he completed fields in American History and International History. His research focuses on the intersection of American foreign relations and political culture, as reflected in his dissertation, "The Forgotten Debate: American Political Opinion Journals and the Korean War," which he is currently working on turning into a book manuscript. Prior to coming to Carroll, Dr. Cash taught American History for four years at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, and teaches both American History and East Asian History at Carroll. Dr. Cash enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, rooting relentlessly for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, and is excited to take advantage of all the hiking and kayaking opportunities that Montana has to offer.
Fields taught: American History and East Asian History
Associate Professor of History. Dr. Fregulia earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno, completing fields in Renaissance History, European Gender History, and Comparative European Family History. Her research focuses on merchants and material, cultural, and social exchanges between early modern Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as on the role of gender in the the history of Mediterranean exchanges. In addition, she holds a Masters Degree in Middle East Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and continues to actively pursue research in the history of the Middle East and Islam.
Dr. Fregulia's research takes her to Italy and around the eastern Mediterranean. When she is not in the archives or along a historic trade route she is dedicated to time with family and friends, enjoying the gifts of natures, and really good food.
Courses include: Renaissance History, History of the Modern Middle East and Islam, Gender History and Theory, History of the Mediterranean, Historiography, Research Seminar, An Elusive Peace - Study Abroad to the Middle East (Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan)
Awards and Fellowships
Associate Professor of History. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Dr. Glaes earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed fields in modern French history, modern German history, European social and cultural history, and modern African history. She conducted fieldwork in France and wrote a dissertation entitled, "The Mirage of Fortune: West African Immigration to Paris and the Development of a Post-Colonial Immigrant Community, 1960-1981," which she is currently revising into a manuscript. Away from the classroom and the archives, Dr. Glaes enjoys skiing, running, yoga, pilates, hiking, fly fishing, camping, traveling, and just about all sports.
Research interests: migration, ethnicity, race, and identity in colonial and post-colonial France, the social history of medicine and public health, surveillance, the history of immigrant associations and organizations, political activism, and, most recently, the social and cultural history of skiing in France and Europe
Fields taught: Modern European History, Modern African History, and Latin American History
Course offerings include: Modern France, Modern Germany, the Second World War Era, the Cold War in Historical Perspective, Nineteenth-century Europe, Modern Africa, Modern Latin America, History and Theology of the Holocaust (with Dr. Chris Fuller/theology), Twentieth-century Ideologies in Theory and Practice (with Dr. Elvira Roncalli/philosophy), Western Civilization, Historiography, and Research Seminar
Recent grants include:
Service includes: Department Chair; Director of European Studies; website and social media coordinator for the history department; the Carroll Impact Annual Fund - volunteer
Dr. Swartout received his Ph.D. from Washington State University and has authored numerous books and articles. Before his retirement, Dr. Swartout taught classes in US history and US-East Asian relations while also serving as long-time department chair.
Fields Taught: American & East Asian History
Rev. Jeremiah Sullivan
Associate Professor History, completed his graduate work at St. Louis University in medieval history, and taught courses in pre-modern European History and History of the Catholic Church.
Rev. William Greytak
Professor of History, completed his Ph.D at the University of Colorado-Boulder and taught courses in modern European History.