Dennis P. Halpin has been appointed a visiting professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Halpin is one of 27 new tenure-track faculty members at the college this fall. The new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. The college has added more than 100 full-time permanent faculty members in the past four years.

Halpin’s research examines how race, class, and gender shaped the 19th and 20th century urban experience in the United State. His latest work focuses on how African Americans, workers, and women shaped the Progressive Era in Baltimore, Maryland. He will teach U.S. history courses, a writing workshop for history majors, and a graduate seminar on the United States since 1877.

Halpin has been published in Gulf South Historical Review.

He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.