History & Wars
Dr. Beth A. Griech-Polelle
Associate professor of modern European history
Expertise: German history; Nazism; the Holocaust; anti-semitism; European women’s history; Catholicism and the
Credentials: Ph.D. and M.A. from Rutgers University; bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College.
Office phone: 419-372-9478
Dr. Walter E. Grunden
Associate professor of history
Expertise: Science and technology policy; weapons of mass destruction; nuclear proliferation; biological and chemical warfare; World War II; modern Japan; contemporary China; the Koreas.
Credentials: Ph.D. in history from the University of California-Santa Barbara; master’s degree in history and bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Ohio State University.
Office Phone: 419-372-8639
Dr. Scott C. Martin
Associate professor of history and American culture studies; chair, Department of History
Expertise: U.S. social and cultural history; 19th-century U.S. history; history of leisure; alcohol and drug history.
Credentials: Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in applied history and social science from Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in history from Yale University.
Office Phone: 419-372-8767
Cell Phone: 419-410-9293