Dr. George B. Stow is the initial and continuing Graduate History Program Director at La Salle University since its inception in 2004. Dr. Stow received his B.A. in Classics from Lehigh University, his M.A. in History from The University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois in 1972. Dr. Stow specializes in English medieval history and his doctoral dissertation Historia Vitae et Regni Ricardi Secundi: A Critical Edition is dedicated to King Richard II of England. In recent years, Dr. Stow has presented papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, written and published a joint publication, Patterns in World History, a college level textbook, with Dr. Charles Desnoyers of La Salle University and Dr. Peter von Sivers of the University of Utah, and is currently conducting research on the 14th century chronicler Thomas Walsingham. In 1972, Dr. Stow began his career as part of the history faculty at La Salle University and was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1988. In 2003, he received the Lindback Teaching Award for excellence. His most notable publications are 2004’s “The Continuation of the Eulogium Historiarum: Some Revisionist Perspectives” in the English Historical Review and 1984’s “Richard II in Thomas Walsingham’s Chronicles,” in Speculum.
The interview is intended as an academic interview that spans the breadth of his vast experiences as a scholar, student, teacher, advisor and director at the university level over the last forty years and beyond. Starting with Dr. Stow’s most recent achievements and endeavors, the interview regresses through history, beginning with the last ten years of the Graduate History Program at La Salle University and ending at the beginning of Dr. Stow’s career.
Stow, George B. Ph.D. and Maurer, Ashley, "Interview of George B. Stow, Ph.D." (2015). All Oral Histories. 85.
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