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.

Research Interests

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


  • “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.
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Michael Neagle

Associate Professor of History

History Program Chair

508-213-2089 michael.neagle@nichols.edu