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Michael Neagle

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:

  • WAY 201 - Understanding ISIS (1-credit)
  • WAY 201 - Guns in America (1-credit)
  • HIST 110 - United States from Colony to Republic
  • HIST 111 - Making of Modern America
  • HIST 112 - The American Century
  • HIST 210 - War on Terror
  • HIST 270 - Immigration in U.S. History
  • HIST 325 - U.S. in the World
  • HIST 342 - Modern Latin America
  • HIST 355 - Civil War
  • HIST 480 - Media & Politics in American History (seminar)

Industry Experience

Research Interests

  • U.S. foreign relations
  • United States in the 20th century
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • War on Terror

Dr. Neagle has been the author or co-author of a number of publications, including:

  • "A Bandit Worth Hunting: Pancho Villa and America’s War on Terror in Mexico, 1916-1917," Terrorism and Political Violence (June 2019)
  • America's Forgotten Colony: Cuba's Isle of Pines (Cambridge University Press, 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)


When not teaching, researching, or writing, Prof. Neagle enjoys running, reading non-fiction, and rooting for the NY Giants, Mets, and Knicks.

Twitter: @mikeneagle