The history department has faculty with expertise in European, Russian, Middle Eastern, African, American, Latin American and Caribbean History. Our history faculty provide opportunities for students to study in various parts of the world as part of their major.

Fedja Buric, Ph.D

BA - Bellarmine University
Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Teaching fields: modern European history, Eastern European history, Balkans, Genocide, Nationalism
  • Interest: 20th century Bosnia and former Yugoslavia, socialism, post-socialism
  • Office: Pasteur 208C
  • Phone: 502.272.8235
  • Email: fburic@bellarmine.edu

Margaret Mahoney, Ph.D (Emerita)

BA - University of Great Falls
MA and Ph.D - University of Minnesota

Robert Pfaadt, MA

BA - Bellarmine College
MA - Arizona State University

  • Teaching fields: Western Civilization, Modern European and Russian History
  • Research interest: Nazi-Soviet Relations, 1939
  • Office: Pasteur 208E (P208E)
  • Phone: 502.272.8267
  • Email: rpfaadt@bellarmine.edu

Eric Roorda, Ph.D

BA - College of Williams and Mary
MA and Ph.D - Johns Hopkins University

  • Teaching fields: Latin American history, maritime history, Vietnam and Watergate, the U.S. presidency, the Civil War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and study-abroad courses in Latin America
  • Research interest: U.S. Relations with the Dominican Republic and Cuba, U.S. and Caribbean Maritime History
  • Office: Pasteur 206B (P206N)
  • Phone: 502.272.8168
  • Email: eroorda@bellarmine.edu

Timothy Welliver, Ph.D

BA - DePauw University
MA - Ohio University
Ph.D - Northwestern University

  • Teaching fields: African history, Middle Eastern history, Islam, slavery, and study-abroad courses in Europe and the Middle East
  • Research interest: 20th-century Zanzibar
  • Office: Pasteur 208D (P208D)
  • Phone: 502.272.8068
  • Email: twelliver@bellarmine.edu