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 303 - Perspectives: Faith, Culture, Identity
  • HUM 304 - Italy—includes travel component
  • HUM 304 - The Worth of Water
  • 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

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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
2014 One Acts –“Comic Relief”
The collection of five student-driven plays runs from April 24-26.
COMMUNITY
“How Then Shall We Sing? An evening of Psalms” at the College Hill RP Church
New Song and The Grace Notes will perform Psalms in a variety of styles on Wed., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m.
ADMISSIONS
Representatives will be in Cranberry on April 29
Information about a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, which are offered through seven institutions including Geneva, will be presented.
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Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
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Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.