Thursday, July 22, 2010

History Department Hires Dr. Randall Dills as Visiting Assistant Professor for History of Science and Technology

The history department is pleased to welcome Dr. Randall Dills as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2010-2011 academic year. He will teach world history survey courses and two upper-level courses in the History of Science and Technology.

Randy has a PhD in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His teaching interests include Russian and East European history, the histories of science, technology and medicine, environmental history, and world history. At UAH, he plans to teach courses on the history of modern science and the history of science in the Soviet Union. His dissertation explored the intersections of environment, society and culture along the banks of the River Neva, in the Russian imperial capital of St. Petersburg. Interdisciplinary in nature, his work explored the patterns of river use in the 19th century by following the engineers responsible for making the city livable despite the poor environmental conditions and the sometimes disastrous flooding that plagued the city. He conducted extensive research for the project in archives and libraries in St. Petersburg as a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in 2005-06.

Welcome, Randy!


LD Golf Shots said...

Congratulations Randy! You look too young to be a professor...“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” - Sophia Loren

Spring Meadows said...

Congratulations Randy,You worked long and hard for this moment. I am proud of you and I know that your mother is smiling down from
heaven at you. Go get'em son.
love Dad

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