Professor of History
of History and Philosophy
Born in Delft, the Netherlands, I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from
the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. I got my Ph.D. from Georgia
State University. I joined the History department at Kennesaw
State University in 1990, and teach a wide variety of courses on world
history and the history of ideas. I taught some of these courses in Paris, in the Studies Abroad program of the European Council of Georgia.
My research interest revolves around
the history of ideas and particularly the topic of religious tolerance in Early
Modern Europe. My book Constraint on Trial, on the
controversial Dutch champion of tolerance, Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert, appeared
in 2000. My annotated translation of Henk Bonger’s standard biography of
Coornhert –The Life and Work of Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert- was
published in 2004.
Updated 27 April 2005