Dr. Wilson is a professor of history, chair of the History and Criminal Justice department, and coordinator of the Global Perspectives requirement for General Education. She has a passion for facilitating student success and helping students think critically about the past and about our world today.

Dr. Wilson works with students in the History major and in general education courses build the skills that will be a foundation for success wherever life takes them. As part of the mission to confront critical issues and seek justice, she challenges herself and her students to think critically about the past and our role in society today. She works with students to develop their knowledge and deepen their understanding of their world, past and present, and to work to effectively communicate this understanding with others.  

Academic Appointments

Chair, History and Criminal Justice

Coordinator, Global Perspectives and Interim Coordinator, Diverse American Perspectives

Year Started

Languages Spoken



Ph.D. in Early Modern European History at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1997

M.A. in Early Modern European History at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1992

B.A. in History at Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas, 1990

Publications & Articles


Beyond Belief: Surviving the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France, (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2011)


“Imposition of Order: The Edict of Nantes and the Price of Stability”, Discoveries, Vol. 24.2, Fall 2007

 “Understanding that Passeth Belief: Evidence of Doctrinal Comprehension among Protestants in the Revocation Era”, Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, (Ann Arbor: Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan University Library), Vol. 33, 2005



“AAC&U Global Learning Rubric: Springboard to Innovative Learning”, Pre-Conference Workshop, AAC&U Global Learning in College Conference, October 6-9, 2016, Denver, Colorado

“Addressing Global Inequality in a Social Justice Framework: Simulating the Syrian Civil War”, 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science Conference, July 23-28, 2016, Poznan, Poland

“Advocacy and Order: Women and the Revocation”, Southern Historical Association 81st Annual Meeting, November 12-15, 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas

“AAC&U’s Global Learning Rubric: Practical Application and Assessment Results”, AAC&U Global Learning in College Conference, October 16-18, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Through the Kitchen Window”, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2014 National Conference, April 16-19, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

“Global Perspectives and Justice: Global Understanding Workshops as a Tool for Inviting Civic Engagement”, AAC&U Conference on Global Learning, October 3-5, 2013, Providence, Rhode Island

“Student Inspired Teaching: Taking a RISK: Students and Professors Collaborate in Teaching World History”, American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana

Department Group

School Group

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences