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Emeriti Faculty

Robin Barnes, Ph.D.

Robin Barnes retired as Professor of History in 2016. A scholar of late medieval and early modern Europe, he is best known for his studies on the German Reformation. In 2005 he received the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) Medal. In 2009-10 he was a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. His most recent book, Astrology and Reformation (Oxford UP, 2016), won the Roland H. Bainton Book Prize.  

C. Earl Edmondson, Ph.D.

C. Earl Edmondson specialized in modern European and Russian history and published works on Austria in the 20th 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, Ph.D.

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.

Sally G. McMillen, Ph.D.

Sally G. McMillen retired in 2016 as the Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History. She specialized in 19th-century history of the American South and of American women's history. She is the author of five monographs, including her two most recent books, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement and Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life (Oxford University Press). She was the winner of the Hunter Hamilton Love of Teaching Award in 2000 and a founder of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

I. Job Thomas, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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.

T.C. Price Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Price Zimmerman, former dean of the faculty and vice president for Academic Affairs, is a specialist in late Medieval and Renaissance history. He is the author of Paolo Giovio: The Historian and the Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Princeton University Press).