Editorial Board

History Matters is published by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. However, we do seek book reviews and faculty editorial help from other universities. Students interested in writing reviews of historical works or faculty members interested in being part of the Faculty Editorial Board should contact the editors at historymatters@appstate.edu for more information.



  • Thomas McLamb
     Appalachian State University

Associate Editors:

  • Danny Hazard                                                                                                                                                               Appalachian State University
  • Kara Old                                                                                                                                                                             Appalachian State University


Assistant Editors:

  • Nicholas Daly                                                                                                                                                                      Appalachian State University
  • Rachael Arnold                                                                                                                                                                     Appalachian State University
  • Phoenix Tefel                                                                                                                                                                  Appalachian State University



Faculty Editorial Board:

  • Dr. Ed Behrend- Martinez
     Latin American History, Early Modern European History, Women's and Gender History, Spanish History
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Jeffrey Bortz
     Latin America
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Anthony Carey
    African American and Africana Studies, United States History
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Allison Fredette
    History Education, United States History, Women/Gender History
    Appalachain State University
  • Dr. Anatoly Isaenko
    European History, World History, Russian History, History of Ethnic Conflicts
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. W. Scott Jessee
    Medieval Europe
    Appalachian State University - Emeritus
  • Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
    European History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Modern German History, Modern Jewish History, Global Transatlantic Protest Movements in the Twentieth Century, and History and Theory
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Michael Krenn
    United States History, U.S. Diplomatic History
    Appalachain State University
  • Dr. Peter Petschauer
    Russia, Germany & 18th Century Europe
    Appalachian State University - Emeritus
  • Dr. Scott Relyea
    Asian History, World History
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Timothy Silver
    Environmental History of North America, with emphasis on the South and Southern Appalachia; History of America's National and State Parks; Ethnohistory of Early America
    Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Michael Wade
    African American and Africana Studies, United States History, Recent US Oral History and History of Civil Rights
    Appalachian State University 
  • Dr. Jason White
    Europe 1500-1700, British and Irish History in early modern and modern eras, World History
    Appalachian State University

Faculty Editor:

  • Dr. James Goff, Jr.
    American History
    Appalachian State University



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