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History Faculty

Peter Buckingham - Professor

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Education: BA Gettysburg College PhD. Washington State University

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Sharon Bailey Glasco - Associate Professor

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Education: *B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Whitworth University (1989) *M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona (2003) *Ph.D. in History (Mexico/Latin American emphasis; secondary fields in comparative gender history and world history) from the University of Arizona (2012)

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John Sagers - Professor and Department Chair

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Education: John Sagers is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Linfield College. He earned his BA in history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990, Master of Pacific International Affairs from the University of California at San Diego in 1994, and Ph.D. in East Asian history from the University of Washington in 2001. He studied at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama 1992 -1993 and was a Fulbright Fellow at Rikkyo University in Tokyo 1998-1999. His publications include "Power, Legitimacy, and the Japanese Emperor" in the Association for Asian Studies' Education about Asia and entries on "Asian Developmental States," "Nissho Iwai Trading Company," and "Sony Corporation" in the Encyclopedia of Capitalism. His book, Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830 - 1885 was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan Press.

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Scott Smith - Professor

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Education: Scott Smith received his B. A. from Yale University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1995.


Stephen Snyder - Professor

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Education: 1978, Professor of Religion. BA Stanford University; MA, PhD University of Chicago


Lissa Wadewitz - Associate Professor

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Education: Ph.D. UCLA (U.S. History) M.A. UCLA (U.S. History) B.A. Cum Laude Pomona College (Asian Studies)

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