C. Earl Edmondson specialized in modern European and Russian history and published works on Austria in the 12th century, including The Heimwehr and Austrian Politics, 1918-1936 (University of Georgia Press). He and three other scholars wrote Debating the Origins of the Cold War: American and Russian Perspectives (Rowman & Littlefield). Professor Edmondson won the 2001 Thomas Jefferson Award for outstanding service and teaching.
Ralph Levering retired in 2013 as the Vail Professor of History. A prolific author, Levering specialized in U.S. diplomatic history. He was a recipient of the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award.
Job Thomas, a specialist in South Indian art, taught in both the History and Art Departments. He also was the founder and long-time director of the Davidson in India Program.
Robert Williams retired in spring 2003 as Vail Professor of History at Davidson College, where he served for 12 years as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. Professor Williams is the author of numerous articles and books on Russian history. At Davidson, he received the Thomas Jefferson Award for outstanding service and teaching.
Price Zimmerman, former dean of the faculty and vice president for Academic Affairs, is a specialist in late Medeival and Renaissance history. He is the author of Paolo Giovio: The Historian and the Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Princeton University Press).