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Department of History

College of Arts & Sciences

A masters degree in History from East Tennessee State University can help to prepare students for success in a wide range of fields. In the past our students have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees, and have found success in both the public and private sectors.

We are pleased to be able to highlight some of the accomplishments of our recent graduates.


Recent Graduates

Maegan Harrell Beale, 2014, Adjunct Professor of History and Academic Advisor for College of Arts and Sciences at ETSU                                                                                                                                         Samuel Beale, 2014, Adjunct Professor of History at ETSU                                                                         Derrick Angermeir, 2013, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Georgia
John Wyatt Greenlee, 2013, Ph.D. of Medieval Studies program at Cornell University
Jason Phillips, 2013, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Arkansas
Niklas Trzaskowski, 2013, Ph.D. of History program at Mississippi State University
Kim Woodring, 2013,  Adjunct Professor of History/ Web Editor and Library Assistant at ETSU
Maurice Adkins, 2012, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Cincinnatti
Lori Bowers, 2012, Adjunct Instructor of History at Pellissippi State Community College
Julia Dittrich, 2012, Adjunct Instructor of History at Pellissippi State Community College
Stephen Efremov, 2012, Ph.D of Economics at George Mason University
Jama Grove, 2012, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Arkansas
John Milstead, 2012, Ph.D. of History program at Michigan State University
Will Adamson, 2011, Adjunct Professor of History at Emory & Henry College
Nathan Drake, 2011, Ph.D of History program at Mississippi State University
Kelli Nelson, 2011, Ph.D. of History program at Mississippi State University
Kuangyi Pei, 2011, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Calgary
Joshua Salyers, 2011, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Arizona
Michael Sheffield, 2011, Master of Arts in Teaching program at ETSU
Michael Abernethy, 2010, Civilian Analyst for the Department of Defense
Michael Hawkins, 2010, Ph.D. of History program at Kent State University
Steve Nowak, 2010, Pd.D. of History program at the University of Frankfurt
Seth J. Bartree, 2009, Ph.D. of Social, Political and Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech
Leslie Mattingly Bean, 2009, Masters of Museum Studies Program at The Johns Hopkins University
Amy Dye-Reeves (née Dye), 2009, M.S. of Information Sciences -- UT Knoxville (2013)
Johnny Spence, 2009, Ph.D. of History program at Texas Christian University
Samantha Taylor, 2009, Ph.D. of History program at Southern Mississippi University
Meredith Bocian (née Grant), 2008, Ph.D. of History program at Auburn University
Stephen Coode, 2008, Civilian Historian for the U.S. Marine Corps
Joseph Zimmerman, 2008, Army Corps of Engineers
Dustin Higgins, 2007, Civilian employee for the U.S. Navy
Kyle Osborn, 2007, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Georgia
Daryl Carter, 2006, Assistant Professor of History at ETSU (Ph.D. - University of Memphis, 2011)
Jeremy Cobb, 2006, Adjunct Professor of History at ETSU
Stephen Carriger, 2006, Ph.D. of History program at the University of Tennessee
Jenny Kilgore, 2006, Adjunct Professor of History at ETSU
Michael DePew, 2005, Adjunct Professor of History at ETSU, Lecturer at Lees-MacRae College, North Carolina
Aaron Horton, 2005, Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University (Ph.D. -- LSU)
Brian Compton, 2004, Preparator at the ETSU Natural History Museum, and Adjunct Professor of History at ETSU
Mary F. Fanslow, 2004, Librarian for Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, TN
Kevin Fielden, 2004, History and Social Studies teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN
Pavel Murdzhev, 2003, Professor of Humanities at Santa Fe College (Ph.D. - University of Central Florida, 2008)
David Key, 2001, Instructor of History at Pellissippi State Community College
Dana Smythe, 2001, History and Social Studies Teacher at Marion Senior High School in Marion, VA
Ahmad Todd Yazdi, 1996, Instructor of History at Pellissippi State Community College


If you are a graduate of the Masters of History program at ETSU and we've missed your accomplishments, we'd love to hear from you. Please email the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Tom Lee, and let us know what you are doing!

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