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Michael Proulx, Ph.D.

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Title: Associate Professor, History
Phone: 706-867-2562

Office: Barnes Hall, 305, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Roman History, Ancient Greek History, Late Antiquity, Medieval Europe, Early Christianity


Dr. Proulx is a specialist in Roman history who examines the emergence of new forms of authority in the late empire. He is currently the Graduate Adviser for the Masters in History Program in the Department the History, Anthropology, & Philosophy at the University of North Georgia.

Courses Taught

HIST 1111: World History I; HIST 2000: Historiography; HIST 3205: Ancient Greece; HIST 3210: Roman Republic; HIST 3215: Medieval Europe; HIST 4212: Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe; HIST 6205: Ancient Greece; HIST 6210: Roman Republic; HIST 6215: Medieval Europe; HIST 7700: Capstone in World History; as well as seminars on Greece and Rome at War, Violence and Society in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean World, and Pagans & Christians.


  • Ph.D., Ancient History, University of California - Santa Barbara, 2007

Research/Special Interests

The Roman Empire; Early Christianity; Roman Imperial Authority


“Color, Adornment, and Social Conflict: Fashioning Cultural Identity in Ancient Greece and Rome,” in From Surface to Meaning: Analyzing via Color. Edited by Sungshin Kim. North Georgia University Press, 2014; “Patres Orphanorum: Ambrose of Milan and the Construction of the Role of the Bishop,” in The Rhetoric of Power in Late Antiquity: Religion and Politics in Byzantium, Europe, and the Early Islamic World. Edited by Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, Robert M. Frakes, and Justin Stephens. London: Tauris Library of Classical Studies, 2010; “In the Shadow of Anthony: History and Hagiography in the Works of Sulpicius Severus and Paulinus of Milan.”  Studia Patristica 39 (Leuven: Peeters Publishing, 2006): 423-429.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, City University of New York-Queensborough (2006-2008); Assistant Professor, North Georgia College & State University (2008-2013); Associate Professor, University of North Georgia (2013-present).

Personal Information

North American Patristics Society, American Historical Association, Faculty Adviser for Phi Alpha Theta, Faculty Adviser for North Georgia Men’s and Women’s Rugby Clubs, Graduate Adviser

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