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Melissa Jordine

Professor of History

Dr. Melissa JordineDr. Melissa Jordine joined the department in 2020 and teaches a wide range of history courses, and is important to Interdisciplinary Studies programs. 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1998).
  • M.A. in History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1995).
  • B.A. in History, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (1993).

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern Germany
  • WWII
  • Military History
  • Holocaust

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 2020
  • Professor, California State University, Fresno, CA, 2015-2020
  • Associate Professor, California State University, Fresno, CA, 2009-2015
  • Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, CA 2005-2009
  • Visiting Lecturer, Hendrix College, Conway, AR, 2000-2001

Professional Development

  • Military History Instructor's Course at Ft. Leavenworth, January5-13, 2014. All participants completed required readings, participated in discussions, submitted assignments, and gave presentations during the Staff Ride. 
  • Westpoint Summer Seminar for Military Historians, June 2004.

Courses Taught

  • Western Civilization I & II / World History I & II
  • Germany
  • Holocaust
  • U.S. Military History
  • WWII
  • 20th Century Dictators

Awards

  • San Joaquin Valley Council for Social Studies Professor of the Year Award, 2011.

Publications

  • Jordine, Melissa, "A Holocaust Exhibit: Actively Engaging Students." The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), Volume 5, Number 1, 2015.
  • Jordine, Melissa, "The Origins of the Cold War" in Slutsky, Beth, Shennan Hutton, Sarah Taylor, Melissa Jordine, et. al. History Blueprint: The Cold War. California History-Social Science Project. Davis, California: University of California, Davis, 2013. http://www.theijep.com/past_5_1.cfm

Book Reviews

  • Jordine, Melissa, "The Legacy of El Alamein" The Journal of Military History, Volume 81, Number 4, October 2017.
  • Jordine, Melissa, "Deception in North Africa" Michigan War Review, 22 August 2014. [An essay reviewing Whitney T. Bendeck's "A" Force: The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War, Annapolis, Maryland. Naval Institute Press, 2013.] http://www.miwsr.com/2014-084.aspx

Presentations

  • "Opportunities for Students and Connections with the Community that Benefit All" WSCUC ARC Conference in Garden Grove, CA, April 6-8, 2016.
  • "British, French and German Strategies in World War II," California Council for the Social Studies, Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, April 7-9, 2014.
  • "Donkey's Leading Lions: Reassessing Military Leadership and Tactics in WWI," California Council for the Social Studies, Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, 7-9, 2014. 
  • "Armored Warfare." Guest lecture at the University of the Pacific, March 28, 2014.
  • "The Origins of the Cold War," History Blueprint Cold War Workshop, Fresno State, February 8, 2014. Sponsored by the History Project @ Fresno State.
  • "The Development of Armored Warfare, 1916-1939". Guest lecture at the University of the Pacific, March 23, 2012 and April 2014.
  • "No History Left Behind," American Historical Association Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 7-10, 2009.

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