Areas of Expertise
University of Minnesota, Ph.D.,1982, European/Russian History
Tufts University, M.A.,1975, European History
University of Minnesota, B.A.,1973, History
He was at UNF for 33 years, from 1984 to 2017. He devoted his entire career to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. He taught dozens of courses in Russian, European, Holocaust, and Middle Eastern history to a variety of students ranging from freshmen to senior-citizen auditors. He was remarkably consistent in scholarship, publishing 7 books and over 35 articles and essays. His books include his recently completed Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte: The Eastern Crisis, a 4-volume project on Britain, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century. His most important and satisfying honors are the Distinguished Professor Award in 2006, two Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Awards in 2004 and 2014, and four Academic Affairs Summer Scholarship Awards in 1998, 2008, 2011, and 2014. He received grants from IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board) and ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian) for archival research in Russia.
Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2006; Runner-up, Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2005; Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, UNF, 2013-2014, 2003-2004; Academic Affairs Summer Scholarship Grant, UNF, 2014, 2011, 2008, 1998; ...
Publications & Presentations
Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte: The Eastern Crisis, 4 vols. (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2010-2017)
British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval, 1815-1830 (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2008)
Russian-Ottoman Relations in the Levant: The Dashkov Archive (Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, no. 10. Minneapolis: Modern Greek Studies Program, University of Minnesota, 2002)
Russian Society and the Greek Revolution (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 1994)
B. Articles and Essays
Over 35 articles and essays in journals/edited collections, including Slavic Review, Archvium Ottomanicum, Chronos, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, Mediterranean Historical Review, Canadian American Slavic Studies, East European Quarterly, Balkanistica, St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly, and The American Scholar