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Gary Kappel

Emeritus Professor

Morlan Hall, 202

Dr. Kappel has spent his entire professional career serving the students and his colleagues at his alma mater. In addition to his teaching, which includes courses in World History, European History, Military History, and the history of ideas, for many years he taught First Year seminars in the Cold War or in the history of Bethany College. His forays into administration included being department chair, interim Dean of the Faculty, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of Institutional Research, and twice chairing the re-accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission.

Areas of specialization:
Renaissance/Reformation, British History Since 1660, Modern European History (Since 1815)

Ph.D. West Virginia University 1988
M.A. West Virginia University 1980
B.A. Bethany College 1974