Faculty

Our faculty seek to make a difference professionally, academically, and spiritually in the lives of our students. Our professors have a broad range of experience and backgrounds. Their primary motivation is to be in the classroom with their students or in a lab working on real-world projects. Students are encouraged to visit professors in their offices or even contact them at home. Faculty members are ready to be friends and mentors and to build relationships that students will value for a lifetime.

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List of Faculty Publications


Greg Dodds

Chair, Professor of History

(509) 527-2851
gregory.dodds@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD Claremont Graduate University, 2004; History
  • MBA Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, 2000

Teaching Areas
Medieval and early modern Europe, History of Christianity, Science and the Enlightenment, women and society in early modern Europe, History of England, Western Thought and summer study tours in England

Research/Interests

The Common People and Religious Toleration in Restoration England

Early Modern Europe, the History of Christianity, Desiderius Erasmus, post-reformation England

Hobbies
Family, travel, golf and water sports

Other

Titles

  • Chair of the community council for the Walla Walla Children's Home Society
  • Executive officer of the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society

Room

  • Administration Building 227

Twitter

  • @gddodds

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Terrie Aamodt

Professor of History

(509) 527-2784
terrie.aamodt@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD Boston University, 1986; American and New England Studies

Teaching Areas
U. S. History, American Government, Civil War and Reconstruction, Colonial and Revolutionary America, Recent American History, America Overseas, the African-American Experience, American History and Visual Culture and Baseball and American Culture

Research/Interests

American religious women; post-Civil War politics and visual culture 

Civil War and Reconstruction and Visual Culture

Hobbies
Family, adventure, travel and skiing

Other

Awards

  • President's Award for Excellence in Research, 2014
  • President's Award for Excellence in Research, 2002
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999
  • Burlington Northern Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, 1994

Room

Administration Building 236


Hilary Dickerson

Professor of History

(509) 527-2065
hilary.dickerson@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD Washington State University, 2011; U.S. History
  • MA Washington State University, 2004; American Studies

Teaching Areas
History of the U.S., Modern East Asian History, Spain and Latin America, History of the Pacific Northwest and Western Thought

Research/Interests

Cultural exchanges between Japan and the U.S. from the 1920s-1950s, particularly focused on the lives on Nobuo Tatsuguchi and B.P. Hoffman

Twentieth Century American History; Japan, particularly from the Meiji-Era to the American Occupation; America during World War II and the Cold War; US foreign policy
Other Activities: Member-at-Large, Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Board.

Hobbies
Family, travel, literature, camping and cooking

Other

Room

Administration Building 232

Linda Emmerson

Instructor of Philosophy

(509) 527-2492
linda.emmerson@wallawalla.edu

Teaching Areas
Introduction to Philosophy, Essentials of Critical Reasoning, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy and Philosophy Seminar

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

Ethics in ancient philosophy

Hobbies
Spending time with family, cooking, needlework, quilting and hiking

Other

Room

Administration Building 226


Timothy Golden

Professor of Philosophy
Director, Legal Studies
Director, Donald Blake Center

(509) 527-2217
timothy.golden@wallawalla.edu
 

Education

  • PhD University of Memphis, 2011; Philosophy 
  • MA West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2006

Teaching Areas
Intro to Philosophy, Essentials of Critical Reasoning, History of Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, African-American Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Social/Political Philosophy and Philosophy and the Bible

Experience

  • Practiced law in the Federal Court of Appeals

Research/Interests

Constitutional Law, Individual Rights and Critical Race Theory

Kant and 19th/20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, African-American Philosophy/Critical Race Theory

Hobbies
Acting and cooking 

Other

Room

Administration Building 235 

Monique Vincent

Assistant Professor of History

(509) 527-2863
monique.vincent@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD University of Chicago, 2016; Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Teaching Areas
Ancient Near East, Western Thought and Physical Geography

Research/Interests

Iron Age Households at Khirbat al-Balua, Jordan (co-director of the Balua Regional Archaeological Project)

History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East; Households and Communities of the Iron Age Southern Levant (circa 1200 BC)

Hobbies
Travel, knitting and cooking

Other

Titles

  • Vice President of the Walla Walla Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
  • Publications Manager for the Madaba Plains Project - Tall al-Umayri excavation report series

Room

Administration Building 233


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