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Andrew EichelAndrew Eichel (alumnus, English)

Andy Eichel recently accepted a full-time academic professional position as a Learning Specialist in the Center for Academic Success at Georgia Tech where he previously was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow.


Miguel Gomez (alumnus, History)

Miguel Gomez is still working as a lecturer at the University of Dayton. He has had a busy year teaching and leading study abroad trips to Spain. He also managed to keep up a busy research and writing agenda, completing work on a co-edited volume entitled Rex Nobilis: Alfonso VIII and Eleanor of Castile 1214-2014, Fordham University Press (2018). He also completed work on two articles: the first titled “‘The sins of the sons of men’: A new letter of Pope Celestine III concerning the 1195 Crusade of Alarcos” (co-authored with Kyle Lincoln), Crusades 16 (2017), and the second titled “Archbishop Rodrigo, Honorius III, and the Fifth Crusade,” Fourth Lateran and the Crusades, Brepols (2018). In the past year he also presented papers at the Midwest Medieval History conference (October 2016) and at the “Hombres de religión y guerra” Casa Arabe in Madrid (November 2017).

Thomas LecaqueThomas Lecaque (alumnus, History)

Thomas Lecaque started a new job in fall 2017 as an assistant professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Previously, he taught as a history instructor at SUNY Orange.


Geoff MartinGeoff Martin (alumnus, History)
Geoff Martin continues his research and writing on Medieval Iberia’s Arabic-speaking Christians, or Mozarabs. He presented “Scribe A of the Seville Bible” at the conference Translators, copyists and interpreters: Jews, Christians, and Muslims and the transmission of the Bible in Arabic in the Middle Ages in Cordoba, Spain. He also accepted a position as a visiting assistant professor of history at College of Charleston, where he is now writing a monograph tentatively titled The Mozarabs’ Bibles and also beginning a second book project.

Virginia StormerVirginia Stormer (alumna, English)

Virginia Stormer is in her second year as the assistant director for the 1794 Scholars Program, one of four Honors and Scholars Programs at UT. In her first year as the assistant director, she developed the curriculum for the program and plan for the inaugural class. This August, she welcomed 300 first-year students into the program. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her students through program events like community service days. In the future, she plans to get back in the classroom by teaching a section of UNHO 101—a required seminar course for 1794 Scholars—with a Renaissance focus.