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Ronald Park Bobroff

Associate Professor of History & Director, Center for Global Education

Oglethorpe University
History: 315 Lupton Hall , (o) 404 364 8530

CGE: A_LAB 240, (o) 404 364 8899

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Brief Biography

Since the fall of 2008, I am a history professor in the Division of History, Politics and International Studies at Oglethorpe University. My concentrations are European diplomatic and Russian histories, and I also teach broader modern European history courses. Starting in July 2014, I am also the Director of our Center for Global Education, which coordinates study-abroad activities for the university. From 2010-12, I was Director of Curricular Development in Service Learning (see below).

I earned my PhD from the History Department at Duke University in 2000, where I also earned a MA in 1993. In 1994 I earned a MSc from the London School of Economics through the Department of International History. I finished my BA in Slavic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

During the 2012-14 academic years I was on leave from Oglethorpe University. For 2013-14, I served as the Interim Chair of the Department of History at Wake Forest University.

 

Course offerings

This coming fall semester I will be teaching: 1) HIS 290, Modern French History, 2) HIS 321, Russian History from 1861, and 3) HIS 490, Origins of the First World War

Courses I have taught include:

Service Trip to Moscow, Russia

As noted above, I taught a service-learning course in the spring of 2011. For this course, HIS 290-02, Russia's Social Crisis, the students combined classwork on the history of and current situation in Russia with a 10-day trip to Moscow, Russia, over spring break during which we worked on renovations to an orphanage in the mornings and played with orphans in a nearby Children's Home in some afternoons, while also touring around Moscow. This trip was organized in cooperation with Peacework, an international development organization based in Blacksburg, VA. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to our efforts, please contact me at the address above. The Oglethorpe University Alumni magazine Carillon's Summer 2011 issue devoted two pages to our trip. You can view the magazine here.

We will keep an eye on student enthusiasm and the economic climate to see how soon we'll go back to Moscow. If you are interested, drop me a line.

Service Learning

From 2010-2012, I served as the Director for Curricular Development in Service Learning at Oglethorpe University. In this capacity I encouraged and facilitated the offering of new service-learning courses at Oglethorpe. Service Learning has its own page on the Oglethorpe website, attached to the website for the Center for Civic Engagement at the university.

Potential service-learning and/or civic-engagement partners who are interested in working with the students at Oglethorpe should either email the current Director of Service Learning, Dr. Karen Schmeichel or contact Ms. Tamara Nash, the Executive Director of our Center for Civic Engagement.

Other Pages

Have a look at any of these pages if you have time or interest:

* Roads to Glory Page: A bit of information about my book from the publisher and from its partner or from Amazon.
* My curriculum vitae
* Scholarships, Internships, and Career possibilities for students interested in foreign affairs

*Schnauzer Page: Images of our dogs can be found here. And here.

 

Friends and family are up to interesting things. Visit these links for information as it become available:

 

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Last modified 7/15/14