History Faculty

Stephanie Hallock


B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., University of Miami

Dr. Stephanie Hallock is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement at HCC. Born and raised in Harford County, she spent many years traveling and learning in the US and abroad, and is excited to be back home sharing her knowledge of international political processes and systems with Harford County students.

Dr. Hallock is a big fan of experiential learning, whether in the classroom, connecting with others online, or overseas. Her research in this area has focused on exploring various pedagogical approaches to promote student engagement, both in the classroom and the larger communities in which they live. In 2013, Pearson published her first textbook, The World in the Twentieth Century: A Thematic Approach.

Phone: 443-412-2262
Email:  shallock@harford.edu

James Karmel


B.S., SUNY - Buffalo
M.A., SUNY - Buffalo
Ph.D., SUNY - Buffalo

Dr. James Karmel completed his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo. Since coming to HCC in 1997, he has been actively engaged as an educator and professional historian specializing in oral history and economic history. He is actively involved in the academic life of the college, research and professionally engaged. As an educator, he has developed various classes and a program in Public History at HCC. He is also an accomplished online instructor, earning a Quality Matters certificate of recognition for HCC's HIST 103. Dr. Karmel was amongst a small group of HCC faculty in the late 1990s who pioneered online instruction at HCC and in Maryland.

With a background in early American history, he has branched out in his career in various ways. In 2001, Dr. Karmel began a long research project on the Atlantic City casinos that culminated in a book: Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008). He also led two oral history projects that he completed for the Atlantic City Free Public Library, including "Thirty Years, Thirty Voices" (2008), which marked thirty years of the casino era. With his casino expertise,

He has presented for HCC's Hays-Heighe House on topics such as Civil War emancipation, and led a literary discussion funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the Civil War. He also mentored a student to the top History prize for the Beacon Scholar's competition. In addition, he has written articles and book reviews for a variety of professional publications, including Pennsylvania History. He currently serves on the Education and Scholarship committees of the Oral History Association. Dr. Karmel has become a resource for media outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, Daily Record and Baltimore Business Journal. In addition, he developed and periodically teaches a class on casinos for HCC's business program (Introduction to Casino Management).

Phone: 443-412-2105
Email:  JKarmel@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/JKarmel/

Andrew Kellett

Associate Professor

B.A., Ohio University-Athens
M.A., University College Dublin
Ph.D., Univ Maryland College Park

Professor Kellett joined the HCC community in 2008, and earned his PhD in modern European history from the University of Maryland-College Park the same year. He teaches survey-level courses in Western civilization and world history, and upper-level electives on subjects as diverse as rock 'n' roll, the Middle East, and Ireland. His teaching focuses on making history interesting and accessible, by presenting historical figures as real people with real problems. He is interested in the impact of ideas and money on cultural creativity, and how myth and opinion have been used to shape how we "use" history in political debates.

His graduate research dealt with issues of masculinity and modernity in British blues and blues-rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. His article on Chicago blues musician Paul Butterfield and his impact in Britain appeared in the edited collection, Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). His first book, Fathers and Sons: American Blues and British Rock Music, will be published soon by the University of Michigan Press.

Originally from Akron, Ohio, Professor Kellett has also lived in Dublin, Ireland (where he earned his Master's degree in Irish history in 2003). He currently lives in Bel Air with his wife, Julie Mancine, a senior library associate at the HCC Library.

Phone: 443-412-2067
Email:  AKellett@harford.edu