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 "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

Dr. Dane (D.J.) Cash

"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."


Dr. Dane (D.J.) CashAssistant 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

Recent publications:

  • " 'History Has Begun a New Chapter': American Political Opinion Journals and the Outbreak of the Korean War." International History Review (forthcoming).
  • "Irving Kristol." American National Biography.  Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
  • "William Howard Taft (1909-1913)," in Carl C. Hodge and CAthal J. Nolan, eds., U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy: From 1789-Present. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio (2007).
  • "Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)," in Carl C. Hodge and Cathal J. Nolan, eds., U.S. Presidents and Foreign Police: From 1789-Present. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio (2007).

Dr. Jeanette M. Fregulia

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)

Selected Publications

  • Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Beyond the Arab Spring."  Carroll Magazine (Spring 2013). 
  • Fregulia, Jeanette M. Book Review, Muslim Women Reformers:  Inspiring Voices Against Oppression.  Ida Lichter.  Amherst, New York:  Prometheus Books, 2009.  For, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Book Notes (April 2012)
  • Fregulia, Jeanette M. and Samuel Stanton. "Ethnic and Religious Dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle." Drawing a Line the Sea:  The Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  Edited by Tom Copeland, with Alethia H. Cook and Lisa M. McCartan.  Lanham, Maryland:  Lexington Books (2011)
  • Fregulia, Jeanette M., "Hortensia".  Encyclopedia of the History of Feminist Thought.  Tiffany K. Wayne, ed. Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO (October 2011)
  • Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Radegund." Encyclopedia of the History of Feminist Thought.  Tiffany K. Wayne, ed. Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO (October 2011)
  • Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Widows, Legal Rights, and the Mercantile Economy of Early Modern Milan." Early Modern Women, an Interdisciplinary Journal, vol 3 (2008)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Academic Fellowship, "Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism", Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Tel Aviv, Israel, May/June 2010
  • Summer 2009, Jerry Berberet Summer Research and Writing Grant
  • 2008-Present, Faculty Development Grants, Carroll College
  • 2006-2007, Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Non-Doctoral Research Grant, Renaissance Society of America, Milan, Italy, 2005-2006
  • Mellon Summer Institute for Italian Paleography, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, Summer 2005
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Dr. Gillian Glaes (Department Chair)

"What I love about teaching at Carroll is that moment when students really connect with the material in and beyond the classroom, whether through a paper, a project, a presentation, a fieldtrip, a reading assignment, a discussion, or a question during lecture. That moment when they see the world in an entirely new way is incredible. I'm grateful to work with such high caliber and classy students." 

Twitter: @eurohistorian



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 publications:

Recent grants include:

  • Fulbright German Studies Seminar (June 2011)
  • Jerry Berberet Summer Research and Writing Grant (Summer 2011)

Service includes: Department Chair; Director of European Studies; website and social media coordinator for the history department; the Carroll Impact Annual Fund - volunteer

Dr. Robert Swartout, Jr. (Emeritus Professor of History)

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




Other Emeritus Faculty

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