College of Arts and Sciences

Emeritus Faculty

John P. Bell (Latin America) received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1968. He is the author of Crisis in Costa Rica: the 1948 Revolution. Before coming to IPFW he taught at the College of William and Mary and served for two years in the U.S. foreign service.

Gary B. Blumenshine (Medieval Europe, Roman, Historiography) is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973. His edition of Liber Alcuini Contra Haeresim was published in Studi e Testi (1980).

Louis Cantor (Modern U.S.) received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1963.He is the author of A Prologue to the Protest Movement, Wheelin' on Beale: How WDIA Memphis became the Nation's First All-Black Radio Station and Created the Sound that Changed America and Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay (2005).

Bernd J. Fischer (Balkans, Ottoman Empire) received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1982. His publications include, but are not limited to, King Zog and the Struggle for Stability in Albania (1984); Albania at War, 1939-1945 (1999); "Kollaborationsregime in Albanien, 1939-1944" in Europe unterm Hakenkreuz- Okkupation und Kollaboration, 1938-1945; and an edited volume entitled Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe, Purdue University Press (2007).

James A. Haw   (U.S. Colonial, American Revolution) received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1972. He is the principal co- author (with Francis F. Beirne, Rosamond R. Beirne and R. Samuel Jett) of Stormy Patriot: the Life of Samuel Chase (1980) and the author of John and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina (1997).

Clifford H. Scott (American, Ethnic and Social Conflict) received his Ph.D. at The University of Iowa in 1968. He is the author of Lester Frank Ward and articles on ethnic conflict in America.

Aurele J. Violette (World History, Russia and the Soviet Union) is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1971. His articles have appeared in the Slavonic and East European Review, the European Studies Review, and the Indiana Magazine of History. He has written the article on the "French" in Peopling Indiana:the Ethnic Experience (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1996). His most recent publication is Fort Wayne. Images of America Series (Arcadia, 1999)