Professor of History
Professor Thornton teaches Modern European History and specializes in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Teaching: Tsarist Russia, Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Holocaust, Genocide, French Revolution and Napoleon, World in 1968, World Since 1945. Travel Courses: History and Literature of Modern Ireland, War in Vietnam, Russia. International Experience: Travel to +30 countries. HC Faculty International Study Tour to Soviet Union, 1991. HC Faculty International Study Tour to China, 1993. HC Faculty International Study Tour to Holocaust Sites in Netherlands, Belgium, German, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Israel, 2005. Joseph J. Malone Faculty Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies (travel to United Arab Emirates and Oman), 1993. Awards: Arthur and Ilene Baynham Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1991 and 2004.
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations
Europe in the 1930's and 1940's, attitudes about war as expressed by Oxford University students, 1919-1939