Alumni Spotlight: John Beineke and Christopher Stroop

JohnDillingerJohn Beineke is a 1977 graduate in Social Science Education, taking classes in the Teachers College, and in the Ball State Department of History.  In 2013, he was recognized as the 2013 Teachers College Outstanding Alumnus.  On September 18, 2014, his fourth book, Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger was published by the Indiana Historical Society Press.  They also conducted an interview with him, discussed his book’s selection by the Indiana Center for the Book for the National Book Festival this past August, and featured a discussion on the book itself.


John Beineke is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of History at Arkansas State University.

Christopher Stroop, a recent Stanford Ph.D. and BSU History alumnus, continues as Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Policy in the Humanities Department at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, he recently published a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  He work, “Faculty Life Abroad in Unusual Places: The international academic job market for Ph.D.’s is bigger than just Britain, Australia, and Canada.  Should you give it a shot?” was co-authored with Sandy Ross, a senior lecturer in marketing at Leeds Beckett University.

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