Mark Singer joins the department as a Visiting Assistant Professor

Mark Singer will be joining the department in August as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Modern European History.

To introduce himself, he writes,

"I am an historian of late antiquity and the Middle Ages who focuses on social and religious history and specifically on conversion, Christianization and cultural change in England and northern Europe. The study of medieval manuscripts and "the archaeology of the book" are particular interests of mine. Before completing my degrees, I worked training people with developmental disabilities and supporting computer applications.

"I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, grew up in Bartlesville and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and have lived in Florida, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, and Missouri. My spouse is a carpenter and former bicycle racer who has had a successful post-retirement career as an artist's model in Columbia, Missouri. We live in Decorah (as of August 1st) with one old dog and two cats who combined have enough attitude for ten."

His education includes

Ph.D. in history, minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Missouri, May 2012.
M.A. in history, University of Missouri, May 2006.
B.S. in history, minor in English, Western New Mexico University, May 2004.
A.A.S. in media production, Tarrant County College, December 1993.