D'Ann Campbell, PhD
Professor of History
Born and raised in Colorado, Dr. Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, in 1972 and a PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1979.
Campbell is a pioneer in the study of American women's history, and has an international reputation for her research on women in military history. Her publications include her book, Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era (Harvard University Press, 1984), as well as three dozen articles on women in the military in the 20th century, especially World War II. She is a consultant to several rural school districts around the country, and helped design the Price of Freedom exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. She is active in community affairs and has lectured to many groups on the role of women and patriotism in World War II.
Dr. Campbell came to Culver-Stockton from Montana State University, Billings, where she served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Prior to joining Montana State, Campbell was dean of academics at the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn., becoming the first woman to serve in that capacity at any of the service academies. Over the course of her career, she has been a dean at Indiana University and a vice president at several schools. She also served as interim president at White Pines College in New Hampshire.
Scott E. Giltner, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Scott Giltner received his BA in history from Hiram College in 1996 before going on to graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his PhD in 2005. historical methods, and First-Year Experience.
Dr. Giltner’s primary area of research is the post-Emancipation period, particularly in former slave states. He is the author of Hunting and Fishing in the New South: Black Labor and White Leisure After the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and “Slave Hunting and Fishing in the Antebellum South” in To Love the Wind and the Rain: African American and Environmental History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Giltner enjoys cinema, eating sushi, and golf.
Lee Hammer, PhD
Professor of English
Lee Hammer has been an English professor at Culver-Stockton College since 1987. He was raised near Galena, Illinois, as a fourth-generation inhabitant of a family farm. He received a BA in English from Western Illinois University and then joined the US Naval Forces headquarters in Saigon, Vietnam. After his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Dr. Hammer earned an MA in English from Western Illinois University and a PhD in modern British literature from Marquette University.
Dr. Hammer’s professional involvements include being the advisor to Harmony magazine from 2005-2011, a member of the Executive Board for the Missouri Colloquium on Writing Assessment from 1996-2006, and the coordinator of Culver-Stockton’s TASC (Tutorial and Academic Support Center) services from 1990-1999. Dr. Hammer received the Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1989.
Although his field of expertise is modern British literature, his academic interests are broad. He enjoys reading and studying the works of modernist writers such as Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and William Faulkner. He also enjoys the study of languages (German, French, and Old English). Privately he enjoys photography, golf, writing poetry, and playing guitar.
Part-time Instructor of Foreign Language
Born in Texas and raised in Quincy, Illinois, Pam received her BA in Sociology with a minor in French from Quincy College and a Master in Education from Southwest Baptist University. She has taught in Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri; she came to Culver-Stockton in 2004. Ms. Hart has offered traditional classes in French and Spanish and presently moderates the Rosetta Stone groups, which now include French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Latin at varying levels (1-3).
Ms. Hart’s time off campus is focused on family. She enjoys reading, cooking, travelling, and playing piano.
C. Patrick Hotle, PhD
Professor of History,
John A. Sperry Endowed Chair of Humanities
A native Iowan, Patrick Hotle received his B.A. in history from the University of Iowa before moving on to Cambridge University to earn his doctorate in history in 1992. Before coming to Culver-Stockton in 1993, he taught in Nicaragua, Egypt, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He teaches courses in European History and Middle Eastern History.
Dr. Hotle's primary area of research is Tudor England, particularly the reign of Henry VIII. He is the author of Thistles and Thorns, Anglo-Scottish Relations 1525-1542 and several articles on Henry VIII's Scottish policy. In addition, Dr. Hotle has authored numerous educational guidebooks on such topics as the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, and the European Renaissance.
In addition to teaching and research Hotle enjoys fencing, horses and golf.
Jayme Long, PhD
Lecturer in English
English Department Head
Jayme Long graduated in 1988 from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. with her B.A. and continued there working on her M.A., which she received in 1989. She earned her Ph.D. in 2002 from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
Dr. Long's areas of study include modern European literature, film studies, African-American literature, Emily Dickinson, and rhetoric and composition. Her teaching experience includes world literature, film as literary translation, and introductory and advanced writing courses.
Currently she is teaching courses that focus on issues of class and race.
Steven Long, PhD
Dr. Steven Long is associate professor of English, director of the Culver-Stockton honors scholars program, and faculty athletic representative. His academic interests include philosophy, classical and contemporary rhetoric, literary aesthetics and theory, 19th century British literature, and modern and contemporary American literature. His hobbies include listening to all kinds of music, watching deliciously terrible movies, and writing strange copy on Facebook. He and his wife Dr. Jayme Long have two children, Helen and Marvin. Before teaching at Culver-Stockton, Long was copy editor for Nightlife, an arts an entertainment newspaper, in Carbondale, Ill. He is an invited scholar in the International Communicology Institute. In 2006, he published a monograph, “Hamartia Poetics in Dickens’ Bleak House” in The American Journal of Semiotics (Vol. 18, no. 1).
Ron Stormer, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Humanities Division Chair
Originally from west-central Iowa, Ron Stormer received his BA and MA in English from the University of Northern Iowa and his PhD in English from Northern Illinois University. He is the academic advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.
His academic specialty is Restoration and eighteenth-century English literature, but his academic interests also include classical literature and mythology, the Bible, the English religious poets (especially John Donne and George Herbert), John Steinbeck, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Flannery O’Connor. In addition, he enjoys apocalyptic science fiction and supernatural religious horror fiction and films like The Exorcist and Prophecy.
He enjoys writing poetry and fiction and playing the guitar.
Andrew D. Walsh, PhD
Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Dr. Walsh taught at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis for seven years before accepting the position at Culver-Stockton College in 2001. He received his BA in philosophy from North Central College, a master of theological studies degree with a focus on ethics from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a PhD with a focus on ethics and politics from the religion and society program at Drew University. His publications include Religion, Economics, and Public Policy (Praeger, 2000). He has won several teaching awards, including Faculty Member of the Year from the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2007, Teacher of the Year from the Student Government Association in 2003 and in 2005, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Missouri Department of Higher Education in 2004, and three Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards from the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University in Indianapolis in 2000, 1998, and 1997. He has led study abroad expeditions to Greece and Egypt, participated in a month-long Summer Seminar sponsored by the Lilly Foundation entitled “Peace and Justice in the Bible and the Qur’an,” and served as an expert on issues related to religion, economics, and politics for ReligionLink. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.