Faculty

Kenneth Itzkowitz

Kenneth Itzkowitz

Henderson Professor of Philosophy

Dept: Philsophy

740-376-4764

itzkowik@marietta.edu

ken.itzkowitz@marietta.edu

Office: ERWN 309

Degrees: B.A. Vassar College, Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook

Year appointed: 1989

 


 

Kathryn McDaniel

Kathryn McDaniel

McCoy Associate Professor

Dept: History

740-376-4732

mailto:mcdaniek@marietta.edu

kathryn.mcdaniel@marietta.edu

Office: THMS 107

Degrees: Ph.D. in British History (Vanderbilt University), 2000; Master of Arts in History (Vanderbilt University), 1995; Bachelor of Arts in History (Davidson College), 1994

Year appointed: 2001

Dr. McDaniel was born and raised in the south and first got interested in history through reading historical novels like Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. While at Davidson College, she studied abroad at Cambridge University in England.

She has taught at Vanderbilt, Converse College in South Carolina, and Centre College in Kentucky before joining Marietta College in 2001. She does research on English travel and the early British Empire and is also interested in music, piano, and theater.

 


 

Ihor Pidhainy

Ihor Pidhainy

Assistant Professor

Dept: History

740-376-4461

iop001@marietta.edu

Office: Thomas 305

Degrees: PhD, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.

Expertise: China

Year appointed: 2009

Ihor Pidhainy is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he earned his PhD in the Department of East Asian Studies. His dissertation was on the Chinese poet, exile and scholar, Yang Shen (1488-1559). Ihor Pidhainy's research areas include Ming dynasty history, travel writing, Chinese fiction and biography. He is currently working on two projects: a biographical study of Yang Shen and Russian travelers to China during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 


 

David Torbett

David Torbett

Associate Professor of Religion and History

Dept: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion

740-376-4653

dt002@marietta.edu

david.torbett@marietta.edu

Office: Thomas, 306

Degrees: Ph.D. (Union Theological Seminary, VA); Master of Divinity (Andover Theological School); Bachelor of Fine Arts (New York University)

Year appointed: 2007

Dr. Torbett teaches courses in religion and history. Before coming to Marietta, he taught at Mount Union College and Ashland University in Ohio. He is the author of Theology and Slavery: Charles Hodge and Horace Bushnell. In 2012 he was recipient of the Molly C. Putnam Professorship in Religion.

He lives with his wife Jill and two children in Marietta.

 


 

Andrew Wehrman

Andrew Wehrman

Assistant Professor

Dept: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion

740-376-4625

amw004@marietta.edu

Office: Thomas, 3rd floor

Degrees: PhD in Colonial American History (Northwestern University), 2011; Master of Arts in History (Northwestern University), 2005; Master of Arts in Teaching (University of Arkansas), 2004; Bachelor of Arts in History (University of Arkansas), 2003

Year appointed: 2011

Dr. Wehrman teaches courses in early American history including Colonial America, Atlantic History, and the American Revolution as well as the history of medicine and disease. His current book project The Contagion of Liberty: Medicine, Class, and Popular Politics in the American Revolution argues that constant fears of smallpox epidemics and contrasting ideas about medicine and public health helped shape the political thoughts and actions of ordinary Americans during the American Revolution. An article taken from one chapter of the project entitled "The Siege of Castle Pox: Marblehead, Massachusetts' Medical Revolution, 1764-1777" won the 2008 Walter Muir Whitehill Award in Early American History and was the lead article in the September 2009 issue of the New England Quarterly . He has also published in the Boston Globe and has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

 


 

Matthew Young

Matthew Young

McCoy Associate Professor of History

Dept: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion

740-376-4627

youngs@marietta.edu

matt.young@marietta.edu

Office: Thomas, 3rd floor

Degrees: Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University), 2000; Master of Arts (Bowling Green State University), 1996; Bachelor of Arts (Kenyon College), 1991

Year appointed: 2000

Dr. Young is a McCoy Professor of History. Dr. Young holds the Andrew U. Thomas Chair in History, in addition to being a McCoy Scholar. His research focuses on America during the Depression and Second World War.