Our professors have a broad range of experience and backgrounds. Their primary motivation is to be in the classroom with their students and to help students with their research and projects. As a student, you are encouraged to spend time with professors in their offices, at departmental events, and on educational tours. Faculty members prioritize mentoring students and building relationships students will value for a lifetime.  

Greg Dodds

Chair, Professor of History 
Chair, Humanities and Multidisciplinary studies 

(509) 527-2851 | gregory.dodds@wallawalla.edu
Administration Building 227 

Education: Ph.D. in history, Claremont Graduate University, 2004; M.B.A. Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, 2000 

Research interests: The legacy and influence of Desiderius Erasmus; religion in the 17th century; the scientific revolution in England 

Hilary Dickerson 

Professor of History 
(509) 527-2065 | hilary.dickerson@wallawalla.edu 
Administration Building 236 

Education: Ph.D. in U.S. history, Washington State University, 2011; M.A. in American studies, Washington State University, 2004 

Research interests: Cultural exchanges between Japan and the United States between the 1920s–1950s, particularly focused on the lives of Nobuo Tatsuguchi and B.P. Hoffman; 20th century American history; Japan, particularly from the Meiji-Era to the American Occupation; America during the Cold War and World War II; United States foreign policy 


Linda Emmerson 

Instructor of Philosophy 
(509) 527-2492 | linda.emmerson@wallawalla.edu 
Administration Building 226 

Education: M.A. in philosophy,  

Research interests: The relevance of the moral theories of Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus for contemporary ethical discourse; the influence of ancient Greek and Roman thinkers upon the formation of Christian doctrine 


Monique Roddy 

Associate Professor of History 
Honors Program co-director 

(509) 527-2863 | monique.roddy@wallawalla.edu 
Administration Building 233 

Education: Ph.D. in Near-Eastern languages and civilization, University of Chicago, 2016 

Research interests: Iron Age households at Khirbat al-Balua (co-director of the Balua Regional Archaeological Project); history and philosophy of the ancient Near-East; households and communities of the Iron Age Southern Levant circa 1200 B.C. 


Greg Brothers 

Instructor of History 
(509) 527-2217 | robert.g.brothers@wallawalla.edu 
Administration Building 235 

Education: M.Div., Andrews University, 1983; B.A., Walla Walla University, 1980 

Research interests: Ships, shoes, sealing wax, cabbages, and kings