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About Kathleen M. Comerford

Teaching & Research Interests: Reformation, European Religion

Positions

2008 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Arts and Humanities, College of
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Present Professor, Georgia Southern University History, Department of
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2003 - 2008 Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgia Southern University
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1999 - 2003 Assistant Professor, Department of History, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2021 - Present Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Committee Scholarly Pursuit Award
Georgia Southern University
$4,894
2018 Princeton University Library Visiting Research Fellowship
Princeton University
Role: PI
$3,395
2016 Yale University Beinecke Library Visiting Research Fellowship
Yale University
Role: PI
$4,000
2013 Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship
Newberry Library
Role: PI
$2,000
2010 - 2011 Georgia Southern University CLASS Faculty Seed Grant
Georgia Southern University
Role: PI
$5,000
2010 Center for Excellence in Teaching Grant for Professional Travel
Center for Excellence in Teaching, Georgia Southern University
$954
2010 Folger Shakespeare Library, Mascioli Short-Term Fellowship
Folger Shakespeare Library
Role: PI
$2,500
2005 - 2006 Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Grant
Georgia Southern University
Role: PI
$5,000
2004 Center for Excellence in Teaching Grant for Professional Travel
Georgia Southern University
$1,494
2002 Renaissance Society of America/Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento Grant
Renaissance Society of America
Role: PI
$2,000
2000 Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Grant
Georgia Southern University
Role: PI
$1,500
2000 Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Stipend
Georgia Southern University
Role: PI
$1,000
1998 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for the Vatican Film Library
St. Louis University
Role: PI
$1,260
1997 Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant
American Historical Association
Role: PI
$1,000
1996 University of Wisconsin-Madison Friends of the Library Grant-in-Aid
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Role: PI
$800
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Representative of Full Professors, Chair’s Advisory Council, Department of History, GSU
2019 - Present Alternate, Departmental Representative, Dean’s Advisory Council
2017 - Present Member, Operational Working Group on Faculty Welfare, GSU
2021 External reviewer, Promotion case, Ball State University
2020 - 2021 Judge, Ogeechee International History Film Festival
2020 - 2021 Coordinator, Renaissance Society of America Professional Development Discussion Group
2020 Member, Post-Tenure Review Committee, Department of History, GSU
2020 Member, Promotion Committee, Department of History, GSU
2020 Organizer, The Global Roots of Western Civilization: A Panel Discussion with History and Philosophy Faculty
2020 Member, ad hoc committee on Public History standards for tenure and promotion, Department of History, GSU
2019 Moderator, Free Speech: In the Constitution and on Campus
2019 Member, Pre-Tenure Review Committee, Department of History, GSU
2019 Chair, Promotion Committee, Department of History, GSU
2018 Chair, Committee to Consolidate Department Standards on Promotion, Department of History, GSU and Tenure
2018 Chair, Committee to Update Departmental By-Laws, Department of History, GSU
2018 President, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
2017 Vice President, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
2016 Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of History, GSU
2015 Chair, Pre-Tenure Review Committee, Department of History, GSU
2010 - 2013 Member, Membership Committee, Georgia Southern University chapter, American Association of University Professors
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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated, Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research (2003)
  • Nominated, Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research (2004)
  • Nominated, Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research (2005)
  • Recipient, Award of Distinction in Research, Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2005)
  • Recipient, Award of Distinction in Research, Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2008)
  • Fellowship, Mascioli Short-Term, Folger Shakespeare Library (2010)
  • Fellowship, Short-Term, Newberry Library/Sixteenth Century Society (2013)
  • Nominated, Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research (2014)
  • Nominated, Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research (2016)
  • Fellowship, Beinecke Library Visiting Research, Yale University (2016)
  • Fellowship, Short-Term, Princeton University Libraries (2017)
  • Recipient, Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Committee Scholarly Pursuit Award (2021)

Courses

  • First Year Seminar: Coffee in the Modern World
  • The Reformation
  • Heresy and Martyrdom, 1400-1700
  • World History Since 1453
  • World History to 1500
  • Honors World History since 1435
  • The Renaissance
  • Christian Europe, 450-1750
  • Tudor and Stuart England
  • Historical Methods
  • Senior Seminar
  • Church and State-Building, 1500-1700

Education

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1995 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
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1989 M.A., Fordham University
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1988 B.A., Fordham University
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Contact Information

PO Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0642
Office: Forest Drive, Room 1209

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Peer-Reviewed/Juried Publications (32)