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Melissa Ziobro

Specialist Professor, Public History

MA, Monmouth University

Office: Howard Hall, Room 328

Phone: 732-232-4819

Email: mziobro@monmouth.edu

Select Office Hours:
By appointment

Regularly Taught Courses:

HS 101: Western Civ I

HS 102: Western Civ II

HS 104: U.S. History II

HS 212 Introduction to Public History

HS 310: Business and Economic Development of the U.S.

HS 312 Oral History

HS 317 Museum and Archives Management Basics

FY 101: History and Hollywood

Internship and Thesis Advising

About:

 

Professor Ziobro served as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011. She previously served on the now defunct Executive Council of Brookdale Community College's Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution in Lincroft, NJ and currently serves on the Events Planning Committee for the WWII Era Studies Institute at the InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Wall Township, NJ with which she has been affiliated since 2004.  Since the Spring of 2015, she has served as the General Editor for NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal  (see  http://njs.libraries.rutgers.edu) . She also volunteers with the National Guard Militia Museum of NJ and as an at-large board member of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Here at Monmouth, Melissa has taught a variety of courses from 2007-present. She, along with Dr. Richard Veit, spearheaded efforts to bring NJ History Day to Monmouth for the first time in February 2016. She serves as the faculty advisor of the History and Anthropology Club and the coordinator of the fledgling Monmouth Memories Oral History Project (see http://library.monmouth.edu/main/monmouth_memories ). She also coordinates the Department's visiting exhibit series and edits the Department newsletter, the Sextant - feel free to reach out with story ideas! As the Department's social media coordinator, she invites you to

Find us on Facebook!  www.facebook.com/MUHistoryAndAnthropology  

Follow us on Twitter!  twitter.com/MUHistAndAnthro  

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Organizational Heritage: Monmouth Memories Oral History Program"Organizational Heritage: Monmouth Memories Oral History Program," Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Blog, 11 July 2016

Military Bases"Military Bases," in Charlene Mires's The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Rutgers-Camden: Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), July 2015

"The Navesink Military Reservation," in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Spring 2016 Vol. 21 No. 4 

Review of Paul D. Walker's, "Adolphus Washington Greely: A Man of Indomitable Courage," in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Winter 2016 Vol. 21 No. 3 

"Adolphus W. Greely," in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Fall 2015 Vol. 21 No. 2 

"The Military and Sweets," in Darra Goldstein's The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2015

“Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Abramowitz,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2014 Vol. 20 No. 1

Review of LTG Clarence E. McKnight, Jr.’s, “From Pigeon’s to Tweets: A General Who Led Dramatic Changes to Military Communications,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2014 Vol. 19 No. 4

“Separation and Discharge,” in G. Kurt Piehler’s Encyclopedia of Military Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013

“Personnel Evaluation,” in G. Kurt Piehler’s Encyclopedia of Military Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013

Review of Lisa M. Mundey’s, “American Militarism and Anti-Militarism in Popular Media,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2013 Vol. 19 No. 1

Review of Anna Simon and Ann Hampton’s, “Kimberly’s Flight: The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America’s First Woman Combat Pilot Killed in Battle,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2013 Vol. 18 No. 4

“Skirted Soldiers: The Women’s Army Corps and Gender Integration of the U.S. Army during WWII,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2012 Vol. 17 No. 4

Review of Melissa McEuen’s, “Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2012 Vol. 17 No. 4

“Focus: A Far Reaching Voice,” in MilsatMagazine, December 2011, 36-41.

“Fort Monmouth, NJ: From Signal to CECOM LCMC,” in Social Science Docket, Summer-Fall 2011

Review of Doris Milberg’s, “WWII on the Big Screen: 450+ Hollywood Films, 1938-2008,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2011 Vol. 17 No. 1

“The Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command tied to Signal Corps,” in Army Communicator, June 2010 Vol. 35 No. 2

“Fort Monmouth, New Jersey,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2009 Vol. 14 No. 4

“AMC CG’s family, fort past, connected,” in Spectra, February 2009 Issue 2

“This Manifest Indignity: Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Gender Integration of the Armed Forces in the World War II Era,” in Performing Difference: Representations of the 'Other' in Film and Theater, University Press of America: 2008

“William Blair,” in Christopher Sterling, ed., Military Communications from Ancient Times to the 21st Century, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008

Presentations/Invited Talks:

"American Women and Royal Marriages: the Economic Implications of Real-Life 'Lady Coras'," Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2016

"The Military Presence in Norman Mailer's Long Branch," Norman Mailer Society Conference, Monmouth University, NJ, September 2016

"Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI," Squan Historical Society, June 2016 

"Oral History and Historic Site Interpretation at Battery Lewis," Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, The Hagley Museum, April 2016 

"Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI," Point Pleasant Historical Society, April 2016 

"American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ's Real-Life Lady Coras," Middletown Public Library, March 2016 

Welcome Address, Battle of the Bulge Veterans of NJ luncheon, November 2015 

"Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, and WWI," Middletown Public Library, November 2015 

"'This Manifest Indignity: Hollywood's Portrayal of Women at War in the WWII Era," Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015 

Keynote speaker, "Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, and WWI," 19th annual Monmouth County Archives and History Day, Monmouth County Archives, Manalapan, NJ, October 2015

Panel Chair, “New Jersey and Race,” Monmouth University’s Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, NJ, April 2015

"'This manifest indignity:' Hollywood's Portrayal of Women in the Military in the WWII era," Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2014

Get the Message Through: Women Have Rights, Too," Peace History Society Conference, Georgian Court College, NJ, October 2014

""The manner…in which some of these kids act is just appalling to me:" Oral Histories of Student Veterans at Monmouth University," Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014

“’It was important that the soldiers got it first:' Atlantic City’s Salt Water Taffy Comforts Generations of Servicemen and Women,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2013

William Blair: Flying Under the Radar No More," The Society for History in the Federal Government/ Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Joint Conference, College Park, MD, April 2013

“‘Eating it Like a Sissy:’ The Often Gendered Reactions to Variations of the Cheesesteak,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011

“The Relocation of the U.S. Army CECOM,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference 2011, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011

“A National ‘Black Brain Center’ Nestled in Post-WWII NJ,” 25th Annual New Jersey History Conference, Trenton, NJ, November 2008

“’The Simple Headquarters of a Grant or Lee Were Gone Forever:’ Gender Integration as an Exigency of Modern Warfare,” 5th International Peace History Society Conference, Georgian Court College, NJ, October 2007

“Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Southwest Asia,” Conference of Army Historians, Arlington, VA, August 2007

“’Pollyanna’ Perseveres: An Analysis of the Coping Mechanisms Employed By Women Integrating Into the U.S. Army during WWII,” 9th Annual Women’s History Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, NY, March 2007

“’Skirted Soldiers’ Get the Message Through: An Analysis of the Gender Integration of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, World War II,” 15th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, NY, November 2006