History Faculty and Staff

James MacLeod

Dr. James MacLeod

Department Chair/History

Room 346, Olmsted Hall

Dr James MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, receiving an MA in 1988 and a PhD in 1993. He taught history and British Studies at Harlaxton from 1994-1999, and since 1999 he has been a member of the History Department at UE, where he teaches courses in European History and the two World Wars. Dr MacLeod is the author of Evansville in World War Two [2015], and The Cartoons of Evansville's Karl Kae Knecht [ 2017]. In 2016 he wrote and co-produced a 2-part documentary on Evansville in World War II for WNIN PBS titled Evansville at War. In 2000, he published a book on 19th-century British religion, The Second Disruption, and has also written over 30 other scholarly publications. He has delivered hundreds of public lectures, has won many awards for his teaching and scholarship, and was UE's Outstanding Teacher in 2009. MacLeod is an active local historian, and serves on the Boards of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science.
Daniel Byrne

Dr. Daniel Byrne



Room 344, Olmsted Hall

Dr. Daniel Byrne received his Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctorate from Georgetown University. His dissertation and subsequent research focused on the United States foreign policy surrounding the Algerian War of Independence and the decolonization of French Africa. Before joining the faculty at the University of Evansville in 2005, he taught at Georgetown, the United States Naval Academy, Francis Marion University, the University of Notre Dame, and Bradley University. Since arriving at the University of Evansville, Dr. Byrne has taught courses on the history of United States foreign policy, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, America between the Wars, Cold War America, the Decolonization of Africa, the rise of Modern China and Japan, and first year seminars on American Social Welfare policy.
David Green

Dr. David Green

Senior Lecturer in British Studies and History


Dr Green teaches courses in British Studies and medieval history at Harlaxton College. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has published widely on subjects such as kingship, chivalry, early colonialism, and concepts of national identity during the period of the Hundred Years War. He is a great advocate of both overseas study and studying the past as a way to better understand our own world. Before coming to Harlaxton in 2007, Dr Green lived and worked in England, Scotland, and Ireland, teaching at the universities of Sheffield, St Andrews, and Trinity College, Dublin.


Michelle Lehman

Mrs. Michelle Lehman

Administrative Assistant, Department of English and Creative Writing and Department of History, Politics, and Social Change

Room OH 322, Olmsted Hall