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History and Political Science Faculty

PhotoJamie Frueh
Associate Professor of History & Political Science
Department Chair
Office: Flory 210
540-828-5764
jfrueh@bridgewater.edu
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
Ph.D., American University
Teaching Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics
Special Interests: Political Identity, South Africa, Conflict Resolution, Global messages about HIV and HIV prevention
PhotoBob Andersen
W. Harold Row Chair of International Studies
Professor of International Studies
Office: Flory 317
540-828-5350
randerse@bridgewater.edu
B.A., Macalester College
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Denver
Teaching Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics
Special Interests: Costa Rica
PhotoMichelle Brock
Assistant Professor of History
Office: Flory 15
540-828-5323
mbrock@bridgewater.edu
B.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Fields: Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern European History; Religion and Science; The Reformation; Witchcraft
Special Interests: Early Modern Scotland, Demonology
PhotoJennifer Duncan
Assistant Professor of History
Office: Flory 207
540-828-5320
jsduncan@bridgewater.edu
B.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Teaching Fields: Modern France, Modern Europe, World History, European Women's History, Modern Africa, Post-Colonial Immigration
Special Interests: French Women's Movement, Print Culture, Francophone Women Writers, 1968, Algerian War
PhotoClifford D. Harmon
Instructor of History
Office: Flory 18
540-828-8021
charmon@bridgewater.edu
B.A., Auburn University
M.A, University of New Orleans
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Teaching Fields: World History
Special Interests: Napoleonic France, Military History, British cars and fencing
PhotoJim Josefson
Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: Flory 217
540-828-5322
jjosefso@bridgewater.edu
B.S., Carroll College
M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University
Teaching Fields: American Politics and Political Theory
Special Interests: Political Parties, Political Identity, American Arts and Crafts
Faculty Advisor: Pre-Law Society, Young Democrats
PhotoStephen L. Longenecker
Professor of History
Office: Flory 206
540-828-5321
slongene@bridgewater.edu
B.S., Shippensburg University
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Teaching Fields: American History, especially social history and Southern U.S.
Special Interests: American Religious History
Co-chair: Civil War Institute
PhotoBrandon D. Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
Office: Flory 206
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu
B.A., Lewis and Clark College
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Fields: South Asia, Middle East, European Imperialism, World History
Special Interests: The British Raj in South Asia
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Yousof (Joe) Whetzel Nesari
Visiting Professor of U.S. Constitution and Civil Liberties 
Licensed Virginia Attorney
ynesari@bridgewater.edu
B.A. Bridgewater College '92
M.A. George Mason University
J.D. Michigan State University Law School
Practice Fields: U.S. Constitution and Immigration Law
Special Interests: Poetry; Foreign Policy

PhotoDr. Christopher Versen
Assistant Professor of History
Office: Flory 16
540-515-3791
cversen@bridgewater.edu
B.S., and M.A., James Madison University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Teaching Fields:
American History since the Civil War, American Indian History, History of Science, Public History
Special Interests:
Intellectual and Cultural History