Henderson Professor of Philosophy
Office: ERWN 309
Degrees: B.A. Vassar College, Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook
Year appointed: 1989
McCoy Associate Professor
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.
Office: Thomas 305
Degrees: PhD, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto.
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.
Associate Professor of Religion and History
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.
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.
McCoy Associate Professor of History
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.