Current Students

No Image AvailableJoseph Baumstarck

FIELD: US, Religion and culture
ADVISOR: A. Glenn Crothers
THESIS TOPIC: Alexander Campbell as a Political and Cultural Figure in Antebellum America
EMAIL: joseph.baumstarck@louisville.edu

No Image AvailableOlivia Beutel

FIELD: Americas
ADVISOR: Tracy K'Meyer
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EMAIL: olivia.beutel@louisville.edu

No Image AvailableKevin Bradley

FIELD: Public History
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EMAIL: kevin.bradley@louisville.edu

No Image AvailableTroy Buss

FIELD: Comparative world
ADVISOR: Blake Beattie
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EMAIL: troy.buss@louisville.edu

 Jill Dunagan

FIELD: US History
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EMAIL: jill.dunagan@louisville.edu
BIO:  I just graduated from Spalding University in June 2019 with a BA in Liberal Studies with a discipline in History and Anthropology. Ultimately, I would like to become a History professor, so I am excited to begin that journey with the start of my first semester at U of L. My research interests are United States History, especially the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I also have a special interest/love for all things women’s history.

No Image AvailableJack Hardy

FIELD: Comparative world
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EMAIL: jonathan.hardy@louisville.edu

No Image AvailableJoshua Keown

FIELD: Comparative world
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EMAIL: joshua.keown@louisville.edu

 Jordan Klinger

FIELD: World History (Late Antique/Medieval)
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EMAIL: jordan.klinger@louisville.edu
BIO:  I received my B.A in history from the University of South Florida in 2018. I am currently working on my M.A in history with a focus on the period of late antiquity. My research interests include studying the Byzantine empire as well as the emergence of early Islam. Though there is much that can be done within my field, my current goal is to teach at the college level.


Rachel Lachut

FIELD: Public History
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EMAIL: rachel.lachut@louisville.edu
BIO: As an undergrad, I attended Eastern Kentucky University where I graduated in spring 2018 with majors in history and English literature (ask me about my folk opera honors thesis!). Currently, I'm a second-year master's student, focusing on public history. My research interests include (but are not limited to) travel and leisure history, the Victorian Period, Gilded Age/Progressive Era Louisville, and effective multi-modal communication. I recently interned at the Frazier History Museum and the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, and I'm looking forward to making more history more accessible to more people through education and events!

 M. Daniel Morgan

FIELD: Comparative world
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EMAIL: mdmorg01@louisville.edu
BIO:  Greetings! I am glad to be studying history at UofL. I was born and raised in Danville, KY before earning my BA in history from George Washington University where I also ran for the cross-country team. I earned my MA in secondary education from the University of Kentucky. I have taught in public Kentucky high schools for ten years, the last seven at the Academy @ Shawnee in Louisville's west end. I am now pursuing my second MA to further facilitate my students' education. I live with my wife, Bethany, and our two-year-old daughter, Eleanor in the Upper Highlands where we are converting the yard into urban farm space. I still enjoy running along with hiking, bicycling, reading, playing games, and advocating for democracy.

 Emily Tingle

FIELD: Public History
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EMAIL: emily.tingle@louisville.edu
BIO:  I graduated from the University of Louisville in Spring 2019 with a Bachelors in History and a minor in archaeology. I’m interested in museum studies but I also have a strong interest in the history of antiquity, specifically the Greco- Roman conquest of Egypt. I would love to somehow find a way to combine the two for my thesis topic.

 Stanley Wagner

FIELD: Americas
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EMAIL: sowagn02@louisville.edu

BIO:  My name is Br. Stanley Rother Wagner, OSB and I am a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana, where I serve as Assistant Archivist. I have an undergraduate degree in history and two master’s degrees, one in liturgical studies and the other in theology. I am studying American history at UofL with the prospect of being the next Archivist of my monastic community, as well as helping to teach in the graduate school that we operate.

 Chad White

FIELD: Comparative World/Medieval History
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EMAIL: chad.white@louisville.edu
BIO:  After serving in the U.S. Military for 12 years, I decided to go back to school. I graduated from U of L with a BA in History, and then spent a year in York, England at the Centre for Medieval Studies. I’ve studied Latin, Old, English, and Old Norse languages. My main focus thus far has been Anglo-Saxon and Viking History with emphasis on warfare, gender and sexuality, and society and culture. I am also the Department of History’s Administrative Associate.

 Rebecca Wishnevski

FIELD: Public History
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EMAIL: rebecca.wishnevski@louisville.edu
BIO:  I gained my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana. As a Kentucky native, I have enjoyed returning to the Louisville area to begin working towards my Master of Arts in History at the University of Louisville. Since returning home from my undergraduate work, I have been employed at multiple sites of place-based education such as the Louisville Zoo, Historic Locust Grove, and the Kentucky Historical Society. My current research is centered around the lives of the enslaved in the Louisville area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, specifically the enslaved population at Historic Locust Grove. With a major focus in Public History, my desire is to use museum education as a way to help children understand and interpret history…even the not so great parts! By allowing students and the public to understand the past I hope they will be able to clearly interpret their present and overall create a better future.