Academic Address:  

Home Address:

Department of History
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022
(740) 427-5326

P.O. Box 375
Gambier, Ohio 43022
(740) 392-7646


Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich.: B.A. in History (with Honors), June 1958

Yale University, New Haven, Conn.: M.A. in History, June 1959

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.: Ph.D. in History, June 1964

(Thesis: "The Russian Policy of Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust, Foreign Minister of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1866-1871")


Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1966 to present: Professor of History

Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1971-72: Visiting Professor at the Institute of German Studies at Indiana University

Institute of Dominican-American Culture, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
Summers of 1979-1983: Instructor of English as a Foreign Language

Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 1964-1966: Assistant Professor of History

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1962-1964: Instructor of History

Fellowships and Grants

Library Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Summer 1989

Kenyon College, Faculty Development Grant ($900),

Research in Santo Domingo, Summer 1988

PICAS Faculty Research Grant, Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, January-May 1988.

Summer Research Grant ($1500), University of Pittsburgh, Center for Latin America Studies, June 1987

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar at Tulane University, "Crises in Central America," 1986

Fulbright Research Grant, Department of Education, Jewish Colony at Sosua, Dominican Republic, Summer 1984

Publications--Books, Articles and Translations


Grenada. World Bibliographical Series, Vol. 119. Oxford, England: Clio Press, 1990.

Dominican Republic. World Bibliographical Series, Vol. 111. Oxford, England: Clio Press, 1990.

The Free Germany Movement: A Case of Patriotism or Treason? Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1989.

"Belize and Revolutionary Grenada: A Partnership in the Caribbean, 1979-1983" in The Contemporary Crises in Central America in Historical Perspective. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Friedrich A. Sorge's History of the American Labor Movement, 1890-1896. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1987.

The Road to Fort Rupert. Monograph #28. San Germán, Puerto Rico: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, 1986.

Revolution and Intervention in Grenada: The New Jewel Movement, the United States, and the Caribbean. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1985.


Contributed all entries on the Dominican Republic and Grenada for the Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean History, McMillan & Company, 1992.

"A Caribbean Lilliput, Scrutinizing the Grenada Skirmish," Caribbean Review, (Spring, May 1985): 34-5.

"An Extraordinary Migration--Jews in the Dominican Republic," in Caribbean Review, Fall, September 1985): 17, 41-3.

"The 'Free Germany' Movement and its Impact upon the German Democratic Republic," East Central Europe, 1, Part 2 (1974): 115-131.


From German into English: Clara Zetkin, Selected Writings. New York: International Publishers, 1984.

From English into German: Wilhelm Liebknecht: Briefe an den Chicagoer "Workingman's Advocate" 5.Oktober 1870 - 8.Oktober 1871, Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1981.

Courses and Seminars Taught at Kenyon College

Lecture Courses:

Studies in Russian and Soviet History

Eastern Europe Since 1918

Germany Since the Reformation

History of Socialism

History of Latin America

Revolution in Central America and the Caribbean

European Diplomacy 1815-1945

History of the Middle East


The Caribbean Basin

The Two German States Since 1949

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Soviet Union Since 1945

Yugoslavia Since 1939


Fluency in: German, French and Spanish

Some knowledge of: Arabic, Russian and Serbo-Croatian


Europe: Austria, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Iceland.

Middle East and North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria.

Latin America: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica.

Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, Dominican Republic, Curaçao, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guyane, Antigua, Belize, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico.