The Department of History is home to a distinguished group of faculty. Explore the links below to learn more about each faculty member, and please feel free to visit our offices on the fourth floor of Hemphill Hall.


CHBS Building

Hemphill Hall, the Home of the History Department.

Departmental Offices are located in Room 4602.

Current Faculty


Professor of History. Russian, East European, European Women, & Women's History.

Contact: seament@radford.edu; (540) 831-5247


Associate Professor of History. Middle Eastern, Global Environmental, & World History.

Contact: bcutler2@radford.edu; (540) 831-7836




Professor of History. West European, Indian, & World History. 

Contact: kgingric@radford.edu; (540) 831-5229




Professor of History and Department Chair. 19th Century American & African American History.

Contact: shepburn@radford.edu; (540) 831-5287




Professor Emeritus of History. African, Middle Eastern, & World History.

Contact: cmcclell@radford.edu; (540) 831-5263


Professor of History. Greek, Roman, Medieval European, & Ancient Near Eastern History.

Contact: mmunzinge@radford.edu; (540) 831-5156

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Professor of History. American Social, Religious, & Medical History.

Contact: jsmoore@radford.edu; (540) 831-5872


Professor of History. American, Modern Latin American, & Warfare History.

 Contact: moyos@radford.edu; (540) 831-5283




Senior Instructor. World History & American History. 

Contact: jryder3@radford.edu; (540) 831-6201


Professor of History. American & Public History. 

Contact: rstraw@radford.edu; (540) 831-5873



Retired Faculty


Professor Emeritus of History. American, Colonial Latin American, American Women, & Virginia History. 

Contact: mferrari@radford.edu




Associate Professor Emeritus of History. Modern German, Modern European, & European Intellectual History.

Associate Professor Emeritus of History

Mike Montgomery received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  For 28 years, he taught courses in modern German history, modern European history, and European intellectual history.  

The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of History were saddened to learn of Dr. Montgomery's passing on October 12, 2022. A memorial service and celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation New River Valley, 1301 Gladewood Dr., Blacksburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.