Thomas Callahan, Jr.
Emeritus Professor

Teaches medieval and modern European history. His research interests center on late-19th and early- 20th century Ireland and Irish emigration to the United States. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has published I’m Sending a Shamrock to Remind You of Home: Roscommon Families and the Irish Diaspora 1860-1950 (Dublin 2013), and numerous articles.

Roderick McDonald
North Hall 114

Teaches Caribbean, Latin American, African-American, and African history. His research concentrates on slavery and the transition to freedom in the Americas. He is the author of The Economy and Material Culture of Slaves: Goods and Chattels on the Sugar Plantations of Jamaica and Louisiana (1993), and Between Slavery and Freedom: Special Magistrate John Anderson’s Journal of St. Vincent during the Apprenticeship (2001).

Erica Ryan
Assistant Professor II of History
North Hall 105

Teaches American history including courses on modern America, cultural history, and women, gender and sexuality. Her research focuses on the intersections between ideas about gender, sexuality, and political culture in the modern United States, and on the significance of the family as a social and political construct in the American past. (Ph.D., Brown University)