Emeritus Faculty

Andrew Handler 

(PhD, Columbia, 1967; Professor Emeritus) Jewish, Middle East

Whittington B. Johnson 

(PhD, Georgia, 1970; Professor Emeritus) US, 18th century, African American


Mary LindemannMary Lindemann

(PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1980; Professor Emeritus) History of Religion, Europe 


Mary Lindemann (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1980) is Professor Emerita in the Department of History. Her publications include works on early modern German, Dutch, and Flemish history as well as medical history in the early modern world. Her first book, Patriots and Paupers: Hamburg, 1712-1830 (Oxford University Press, 1990), was named “An Outstanding Academic Book for 1990" by Choice. In 1996 she published Health and Healing in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Johns Hopkins University Press) that received the  William H. Welch Medal Book Prize from the American Association of the History of Medicine. Cambridge University Press commissioned a survey, Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe, that appeared in 1999 (2nd. ed., 2010) for the series “New Approaches to European History”; it has since been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Turkish. Her Liaisons dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great, appeared in 2006 (Johns Hopkins University Press.) Cambridge University Press published her most recent book, The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790, in 2015. She is currently writing “The Fractured Lands: Northern Germany in an Age of Unending War, 1648-1721.” Professor Lindemann has received many major scholarly awards, among them two NEH Fellowships and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been an Alexander von Humboldt/ Reimar-Lüst Fellow at the Free University, Berlin, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). She is a past president of the American Historical Association and the German Studies Association.

Sybil Lipschultz 

(PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980, Professor Emeritus) U.S., Women and Gender 


Janet L. B. Martin 

(PhD, Chicago, 1980; Professor Emeritus) Russia


Michael MillerMichael Miller

(PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1976; Professor Emeritus) Global Nineteenth Century, Atlantic World History, Europe 


Michael Miller was born in Cincinnati and educated at Northwestern (BA 1967) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. 1976). His principal work has been in the fields of modern French history, modern European history, business history, and maritime history. His scholarly publications include The Bon Marché: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1869-1920 (Princeton: 1981; French edition 1987) and Shanghai on the Métro: Spies, Intrigue, and the French Between the Wars (Berkeley, 1994). His most recent book is Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which writes the history of globalization by sea across the twentieth century. This book has been awarded the 2013 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history, broadly defined, and the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012. Among the articles he has published from this study are “The Business Trip: Maritime Networks in the Twentieth Century” (Business History Review, 2003) and “Pilgrims’ Progress: The Business of the Hajj” (Past and Present, 2006). His article, “When East Met East: Dutch East Indies Planters and the Ukraine Project (1942-1944),” (Central European History, 2020) was also, initially, drawn from this research. 

Currently, he is writing a book about France and its rivers, streams, and canals. Focused largely on the nineteenth century, but reaching back to medieval and Roman times, this project takes up the themes of historical identity, governance, property and built environments, the balance between traditional and modern, and river cities in a country like France. His article, “Lyon: The Meaning of a River City,” in Thaisa Way, ed. River Cities, City Rivers (Dumbarton Oaks, 2018) addresses some of his findings.

Before joining the University of Miami faculty he taught at Rice University and Syracuse University. He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the NEH, the ACLS, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the DAAD, the Fulbright Program, and the Harvard Business School. In Fall 2015 he held a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. He teaches courses on a variety of subjects, including Modern France, Europe in the Age of Hitler and Stalin, the survey course in Modern Europe, History of the Modern Business Enterprise, The Sea in History, The History of Rivers, and Globalization in Modern Times.  In 2014 he received the Provost's Award for Scholarly Activity. In 2017 he was made a Cooper Fellow of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Steve Stein 

(PhD, Stanford, 1974; Professor Emeritus) Latin America