Geneva College

 

 

Jeffrey S. Cole, Ph.D.

Jeff ColeOffice Phone:  6757
jscole@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • American History
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Humanities

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 1998, Bowling Green State University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, 1991, Lynchburg College
  • B.A. History, 1989, Lynchburg College

Courses Taught

  • HIS 201 - Introduction to Historical Studies
  • HIS 250, 251, 252 - US History I, II, and III
  • HIS 351- History of US Foreign Policy
  • HIS 401 - World War II
  • HIS 401 - Genocide
  • HIS 422 - History & Theory
  • HUM 300 - Italy and the Western Humanities
  • HUM 303 - Perspectives: Faith, Culture, Identity
  • HUM 304 - Italy—includes travel component
  • HUM 304 - The Worth of Water
  • SOC 202 - Italy's Timeless Cities and Their People
  • SSC 403 - Social Studies Teaching Methods

Presentations/Publications

  • “New Ph.D.s on the Teaching Job Market: Advice from Both Sides of the Trenches.”  Panel, American Historical Association Annual Conference, 2008
  • “Remembering to Forget: History, Memory, and Forgiveness,” Geneva College, 2006
  • “What is a Governor’s School and Why is it Important?”  Presentation with Jean Olson and Mary Daley at the New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education, 2005
  • “Residence Life Issues.”  Presentation with Sheryl A.M. Johnson at the National Conference on Governor’s Schools, 2004
  • “Sharing Great Ideas about Writing Across the Curriculum.”  Presentation with Lori Mills at the Appalachian College Association’s Technology Summit, 2002
  • “On Lynchburg’s Doorstep: The Hill City’s Transient Challenge During the Great Depression.”  Presentation for the Center for the History and Culture of Central Virginia’s series on the Great Depression; session integrated my research with research in primary documents performed by King College students enrolled in Professional Historian course, 2002
  • “Teaching in Governor’s School” (panelist), National Conference on Governor’s Schools, 2000
  • “FDR and the Unreconstructed Rebel: Carter Glass, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the New Deal.”  Inaugural lecture for the King College Tadlock Society Lecture Series, 2000

Current Projects

  • Transiency During the Great Depression: Study of transiency and the New Deal’s response to it through the Federal Transient Program.

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2008-2009), Geneva College
  • Excellence in Teaching Award nominee (2003-2004 and 2004-2005), Geneva College
  • Research Fellow, Center for the History and Culture of Central Virginia (1997-1998), Lynchburg College
  • Bernard Sternsher Award for Outstanding Doctoral Teaching Fellow (1996-1997), Bowling Green State University
  • Graduate College Teaching Award (1995),Bowling Green State University
  • Non-Service Fellowship in History (Fall 1997), Bowling Green State University
  • Graduate Assistantship, History Department (1993-1997), Bowling Green State University
  • Bickner Award in History (1988), Lynchburg College

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • American Historical Association

 

Point of Excellence

A great majority of Geneva students – 70% – complete internships during the course of their study.

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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
Red Cross presents Geneva the College of the Year Award
The campus community was honored for its support of the Red Cross Blood Program.
ATHLETICS
Super Fans bring back GT Victory Bell ring
The tradition was restored in honor of the volleyball win against Chatham.
ACADEMICS
Geneva leaps ahead in U.S. News 2015 Best College rankings
This year, Geneva climbs even higher in the Best Value, Best Regional College and Best Engineering lists.
STUDENT LIFE
Alexander Dining Hall completed
After a summer of renovation, the changes to Alexander Dining Hall are finished.
CAMPUSWIDE EVENTS
Academic Convocation officially opened the fall semester
First-year students were welcomed and faculty achievements were honored during the traditional ceremony.