Battle of the Milvian Bridge

By its very nature, the discipline of history is intrinsically integrative, and thus complements the liberal arts mission of Aquinas College. Toward that end, the history major at Aquinas explores a broad sweep of human accomplishments, across geographical space and wide spans of time, while deliberately concentrating on the United States and its dominant influence – Western Europe.

Meet the Faculty

Sr. Jean Marie Warner, O.P., Adjunct
M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., Notre Dame College
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Sister Jean Marie is a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, TN. Her research emphasis is in medieval history with a special concentration in medieval political theory. Other research interest areas include Aristotelian and Thomistic concepts of virtue, medieval intellectual history, Dominican history and topics in early modern and modern European history and African history. She also teaches philosophy of education with an emphasis on the Thomistic concept of teaching and learning. She also enjoys reading especially medieval mysteries.


Vince RyanVincent Ryan, Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. Saint Louis University
M.A. Saint Louis University
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Dr. Ryan’s teaching and scholarly interests include the Crusades, European civilization, revolutionary movements and their aftermath, the Cold War, and economic history. He is the co-editor of Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict (Ashgate, 2010) and has written a variety of essays and reviews pertaining to the history of the Crusades. At St. Louis University, Dr. Ryan studied under the renowned Crusades historian Dr. Thomas F. Madden.