Assistant Professor of History
michael [dot] neagle [at] nichols [dot] edu 508-213-2089
- PhD, History, University of Connecticut
- MA, History, University of Connecticut
- AB, History, College of the Holy Cross
Arriving at Nichols College in the fall of 2014, Prof. Neagle brings more than a decade of teaching experience after working at the University of Connecticut, the College of the Holy Cross, and the University of Rhode Island. He seeks to cultivate engaged and independent-minded students who are informed citizens, good representatives of the school, and agents of their own learning. His classes feature a variety of teaching methods and techniques to account for the different ways in which students learn, to foster a more dynamic classroom experience, and to develop critical-thinking skills that can be applied to a multitude of career fields and academic disciplines.
Professor Neagle teaches the following courses, depending on the semester:
- HIST 118 – Introduction to History: Understanding the War on Terror
- HIST 201 – United States to 1877
- HIST 202 - United States since 1877
- HIST 335 – U.S. Civil War
- HIST 370 - U.S. Foreign Policy since 1898
- HIST 480 – Seminar in History: Media and Politics in American History
- U.S. foreign relations
- United States in the 20th century
- Latin America and the Caribbean
Dr. Neagle has been the author or co-author of a number of publications, including:
- America's Forgotten Colony: Cuba's Isle of Pines (under contract with Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016)
- “Culture and the Cold War: U.S.-Latin American Historiography since 1995,” with Mark T. Gilderhus in America in the World: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations since 1941
- “U.S. Policies Toward Latin America,” in A Companion to Woodrow Wilson,
- “‘That Magnificent Land of Sunshine, Health, and Wealth’: How U.S. Entrepreneurs Sold Cuba’s Isle of Pines,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 11, no. 4 (October 2012): 575-611
- “Rhode Island,” in Latino America: A State-By-State Encyclopedia, ed. Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, 2 Volumes (Greenwood Press, 2008)
Hobbies, Activities, etc.
When not teaching, researching, or writing, Prof. Neagle enjoys running, reading non-fiction, and rooting for the NY Giants, Mets, and Knicks.