History

 

Dr. Robert Montgomery's Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., Russian History, May 1995 

    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

    Minor Fields: East Asian History and Mongolian Studies

M.A., Russian History, May 1988

    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

B.A., College Scholars Honors Program (History and Russian Language), March 1986 

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Chinese-Language Program, Summer 1984 and 1985 

    Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Russian-Language Program, Summer 1983

    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Teaching Experience

Department of History, Baldwin Wallace University

    Professor of History (Russian, East Asian and World), 2014-present

    Associate Professor of History (Russian, East Asian and World), 2006-2014

    Assistant Professor of History (Russian, East Asian and World), 2000-2006

Department of History, Hanover College 

    Visiting Assistant Professor of History (East Asian and World), 1999-2000

School of Continuing Studies, Indiana University

    Instructor, "Modern East Asian Civilization" Summer 1999

McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Program, Indiana University

    Faculty Mentor (Russian History) Summer 1998

Foster International Residential Education Program, Indiana University

    Instructor, "Siberia: Russia's Wild East" Spring 1998

Department of History, Indiana University

    Course Assistant, Russian History II Spring 1991

    Course Assistant, Jewish History and Civilization II Fall 1990

    Associate Instructor, U.S. History 1987-1988

Other University Employment

Indiana University Main Library

    Monographic Processing Services, Slavic Acquisitions, 1994-1999

    Department of Preservation and Conservation, 1989-1991, 1992-1994

Publications

Monograph

Late Tsarist and Early Soviet Cultural and Nationality Poilcy: The Buryats and their Language (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. 

Journal Articles, Longer Review Essays, and Chapters in Edited Volumes

"Recent Scholarship from the Buryat Mongols of Siberia" in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts Vol. 24, No. 1 (Fall 2012)

 "Buriat Political and Social Activism in the 1905 Revolution" in Sibirica, Vol. 10. No. 3 (Winter 2011)

 "K voprosu o stepnoi dume v gody pervoi russkoi revoliutsii" in Buriatskie natsional"nye demokraty i obshchestvenno-politicheskaia mysl' mongol'skikh narodov v XX v.: sbornik nauchnykh trudov [The Buryat National Democrats and the Socio-political Thought of the Mongol Peoples in the Twentieth Century] ed. B.V. Bazarov, L.V. Kuras et al. Ulan-Ude: Izdatel'sko-poligraficheskii kompleks FGOU VPO VSGAKI, 2008.

"Ob odnom istochnike o dorevoliutsionnoi obshchestvennoi i politicheskoi deiatel'nosti M. N. Bogdanova" [A Source for the Study of the Prerevolutionary Social and Political Activity of M. N. Bogdanov] in Vestnik Buriatskogo Universiteta (2008) No. 7

"Iazykovaia politika v Buriatii v 20-e gody" [Language Policy in Buriatia in the 1920s] pp. 43-51 in Istoricheskoe, kul'turnoe i prirodnoe nasledie: sostoianie, problemy, transliatsiia [Historical, Cultural and Natural Heritage: Status, Problems, and Transmission] vyp. 2. ed. L.V. Kuras. Ulan-Ude: Buriatskii nauchnyi tsentr, Sibirskoe otdelenie Rossiiskoi Akademii nauk; Vostochno-Sibirskaia gosudarstvennaia Akademiia kul'tury i iskusstv, 1997

"Buddhist Monastic Education in Prerevolutionary Buriatia" East/West Education (formerly Slavic and European Education Review) vol. 17, no. 1-2 (1996)

(with Yeshen-Khorlo Dugarova-Montgomery) "The Buryat Alphabet of Agvan Dorzhiev" in Mongolia in the Twentieth Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan ed. Stephen Kotkin and Bruce Elleman. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1999

Contributions to Reference Works

"Railways in Russia" in World History Encyclopedia, Era 7: The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914 ed. Alfred J. Andrea and Carolyn. New York: ABC-CLIO, 2011

"Buriats" in The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History. Vol. 5, ed. Bruce F. Adams. Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International Press, 2004

"Bazar Baradin" in The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History. Vol. 3, ed. Edward J. Lazzerini. Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International Press, 2000

"Buriats," "Chuchki," "Evenki," "Evens," "Koriaks," "Nanai," "Nivikhs," and "Tuvans"  in Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. Vol 4: Europe ed. Allison McNeill. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997

(With E. B. Batarova) "Dandaron, Bidiia"  in The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History. Vol. 7, ed. Bruce F. Adams. Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International Press, 2006

Book Reviews

Gennadii Dorzhievich Basaev et al., Uchenye iz Alarskogo i Nukutskogo raionov Ust'-Ordynskogo Buriatskogo Avtonomnogo Okruga [Scholars from the Alar and Nukuty Raions of Ust’-Orda Buryat Autonomous Okrug] in Mongolian Studies, Vol. 32 (2010) (published fall 2012)

Svetlana Vladimirovna Vasil’eva, Gosudarstvennaia konfessional'naia politika po otnosheniiu k staroobriadchestvu v Baikal’skom regione XVII-XXI vv.: istoriografiia i istochniki [State Confessional Policy towards the Old Believers of the Baikal Region from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-first Century: Historiography and Sources] in Sibirica, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2012)

Shirab Bodievich Chimitdorzhiev, Russkie, mongol'skie i buriatskie letopisi o srednevekovykh mongolakh [Russian, Mongol, and Buryat Chronicles on the Mediaeval Mongols] in Mongol Survey, no. 25 (Fall 2011)

James Palmer, The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia, in The Historian, Vol. 73, No. 3 (Fall 2011)

Buriatskii mir: kontseptsii i strategii razvitiia iazyka i kul'tury [The Buryat World: Conceptions and Strategies of the Growth of Language and Culture] ed. Mariia Sonomovna Vasil'eva, Valentina Dugarovna Pataeva, and D. Tsedenzhav, in Northern Notes: Newsletter of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association No. 32 (Spring/Summer 2010)

Leonid Vladimirovich Kuras, Igor' Vladimirovich Naumov, Tamara Aleksandrovna Nemchinova, and Pavel Aleksandrovich Novikov, Oktiabr'skaia revoliutsiia i Grazhdanskaia voina v zapadnom Zabaikal'e: otechestvennaia istoriografiia i istochniki lichnogo proiskhozhdeniia [The October Revolution and Civil War in Western Transbaikalia: National Historiography and Sources of Personal Origin] in Russian Review Vol. 69, No. 2 (April 2010)

Svetlana Vladimirovna Vasil'eva, Vlast' i staroobriadtsy Zabaikal'ia  [Power and the Old Believers of Transbaikalia] in Sibirica Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2010)

Igor' Valentinovich Rassadin, Khoziaistvo, byt i kul'tura tofalarov [The Economy, Way of Life, and Culture of the Tofalar] in Sibirica Vol. 8, No. 3 (Winter 2009)

Konstantin N. Maksimov, Kalmykia in Russia's Past and Present National Policies and Administrative System in Russian Review No. 69 (July 2009)

B. V. Bazarov, Zhdanovskii diskurs v natsional'nykh regionakh Rossii poslevoennykh let [The Zhdanov Discourse in the National Regions of Russia in the Postwar Years] in Central Asian Survey Vol. 27 (2008), Nos. 3-4

Balzan Zhimbiev, History of the Urbanisation of a Siberian City: Ulan Ude in Central Eurasian Studies Review, vol. 2 (2003) no. 2

Donald Ostrowski, Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 37 (2003)

Victor L. Mote, Siberia: Worlds Apart in Canadian-American Slavic Studies vol. 34 (2000)

Dennis A. and Alice L. Bartels, When the North was Red: Aboriginal Education in Soviet Siberia in East/West Education (formerly Slavic and European Education Review) vol. 18  (1998) no. 1

Istoriia Buriatii v voprosakh i otvetakh [The History of Buriatia in Questions and Answers], ed. T. M. Mikhailov et al. in Mongolian Studies vol. 20 (1997)

Jasper Becker, The Lost Country: Mongolia Revealed in Mongolian Studies vol. 20 (1997)

John Snelling, Buddhism in Russia: The Story of Agvan Dorzhiev, Lhasa's Ambassador to the Tsar in Mongolian Studies vol. 18 (1995)

James Forsyth, A History of the Peoples of Siberia in Mongolian Studies vol. 17 (1994)

Fred W. Bergholz, The Partition of the Steppes in Mongolian Studies vol. 17 (1994)

Conference Papers and Presentations

"Issues in Buryat Cultural Survival in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries," presented at the Spring Colloquia Series "Ethnicity and Development in Siberia," Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012

"Buryats in the 1905 Revolution and its Aftermath" presented at the 41st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Nov. 13, 2009

"Ob odnom istochnike o dorevoliutsionnoi obshchestvenno-politicheskoi deiatel'nosti M. N. Bogdanova" [A Source for the Study of the Prerevolutionary Socio-Political Activity of M. N. Bogdanov] presented at the "International Symposium Dedicated to the One Hundred Thirtieth Anniversary from the Birth of Mikhail Nikolaevich Bogdanov," at Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, May 16, 2008

"Vopros vosstanovleniia stepnoi dumy vo vremia pervoi russkoi revoliutsii" [The Question of the Re-establishment of the Steppe Duma during the First Russian Revolution] presented at the "International Conference on the Buryat National Democrats and the Socio-Political Thought of the Mongol Peoples in the Twentieth Century," at the Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, May 13, 2008

"The Buriat National Committee and Buriat Language Issues between the February and October Revolutions" presented at the Sixth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University, March 27, 1999

"The 1926 Conference on the National Culture and the Question of the Buriat Alphabet" presented at the Fourth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University, February 8, 1997

"Buriat Buddhist Education under the Tsarist Regime" presented at the 27th National Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 26-29, 1995

"Buriat-Language Policy under Tsars and Soviets" presented at the Workshop on Greater Mongolia in the Twentieth Century, Princeton University, February 2-4, 1995

Other Conference Participation

Invited discussant on the panel "The State and Siberia: Three Centuries of Defining People and Places" at the 40th Annual Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (November, 2008, Philadelphia)

Select Professional Service

Peer reviewer, Kritika, Spring 2014

Peer reviewer, Nationalities Papers, Spring  2013, Spring 2006

Peer reviewer, Sibirica, Fall 2009, Fall 2005

Peer reviewer, The Russian Review, Fall 2007

Participant in review of a monograph on Buryat history for Central European University Press, Spring 2014

Participant in review of a World history textbook manuscripts for Bedford-St. Martins, Fall 2012, Fall 2011

Participant in review of a World history educational software program for Cengage Learning, Fall 2011

Interview on Buryat-language radio, Ulan-Ude, Siberia on the study of the Buryat language by non-native speakers (Aug. 2, 2011). Portions appeared in Boris Baldanov, “Amerikyn erdemten buriaad khele shudalna” [An American Scholar Investigates the Buryat Language]  Buriaad Ünen, August 4, 2011.

Participant in review of a World history textbook manuscript for Cengage Learning, Spring 2011 

Participant in Russian-English translation project on the historical biography of Russian Alaska, Spring 2010

Reader for Advanced Placement World History examination, Salt Lake City, June 2012; Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 2011, June 2010

Research in Progress

The Buryat intelligentsia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Buryat cultural and language survival

Future Research

Stalinism in Buryatia; Russian and Soviet nationality policy in Buryatia; the Buryats and the Great Purges; history of the Buryat people

Select College Service

Baldwin Wallace University

Department/Division Curricculum Committee, Fall 2013-present

Teacher Education Committee, Fall 2010-present

Personnel Committee, Spring 2002-Fall 2007, Spring 2011-present

Academic Services Advisory Committee, Fall 2008-Fall 2011 (Committee absorbed into another body)

Acting Chair, Department of History, Fall 2010, Summer 2010, Fall 2007

Saturday Visitation Day (History representative), Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2006

Saturday of Service  participant, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010

Midnight  Madness Events, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2006

Faculty Advisor (with Dr. Steven Siry) of Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society in History, Spring 2006-Fall 2007, Fall 2008-Spring 2009, Spring 2014-present

Graduation Appeals Committee, Spring 2005, Spring 2003 (Committee absorbed into new governance structure)

Stenographer, Department of History, Fall 2003-Spring 2007, Fall 2008-Spring 2009; co-stenographer (with Dr. Steven Siry), Fall 2013-present

Library Council, Spring 2001-Fall 2004 (Council absorbed into new governance structure)

Bibliographer, Department of History, Spring 2001-Fall 2007, Fall 2008-Fall 2012

Freshman assessment examination proctor, Department of History, 2001-Fall 2007, Fall 2008-present

Comprehensive examination proctor, Department of History, Fall 2000-Fall 2007, Fall 2008-present

Guest lecturer:

    Business: International Marketing (Fall 2011)

    Geology: The Dynamic Earth (Spring 2004)

    Religion: Religions of Japan and China (Fall 2003)

    Political Science: America in the World (Spring 2001)

    Political Science: Terrorism: Roots and Responses (Spring 2001)

    Geology: The Dynamic Earth (Spring 2001

Russian-language Consultant, Department of Theatre, Fall 200

Hanover College

    Phi Beta Kappa Task Force, 1999-2000

Awards and Honors

Selected for participation in the Eurasian Regional Languages Program of the American Councils for International Education for Buryat-language study in Ulan-Ude, Summer 2011

Chosen by Dayton C. Miller Honor Society inductee as "having had the greatest influence on her undergraduate years at Baldwin Wallace University" (notified Oct. 25, 2011)

Chosen by student honoree of the Student-Athlete/Faculty Academic Luncheon as "having made a difference" in the student"s academic career (notified Feb. 8, 2011)

Chosen for recognition by an Honors student at the Senior Honors banquet (notified May 4, 2010)

Recognized by student at Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, February 6, 2010

Post-Secondary Curriculum Development Program Grant, University of Michigan Center for Russian and East European Studies, Summer 2009

Chosen by Honors student as "having had the greatest influence on his undergraduate years at Baldwin Wallace University" (notified April 21, 2009)

Chosen by Dayton C. Miller Honor Society inductee as "having had the greatest influence on his undergraduate years at Baldwin Wallace University" (notified April 15, 2009)

Recognized at Professor Appreciation Day, Nov. 1, 2008

Summer Grant, Summer 2011, Summer 2008

Gigax Faculty Grant, Summer 2011, Summer 2008 (awarded 2007 for use in 2008), Summer 2003

Gund Student Research Grant, Summer 2002 ("Buryat Nationality Policy, 19th-Early 20th c."; student researcher: Mr. Evan Wilhelm)

International Research and Exchanges Board, Long-Term Research Exchange, Ulan-Ude, 1991-92

Daniel Armstrong Graduate Essay Award, 1988

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS):

    1988-89 (Mongolian)

    Summer 1988 (Georgian)

    1986-87 and Summer 1987 (Russian)

Phi Beta Kappa, 1984

Dobro Slovo (National Slavic Honor Society), 1984

Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society), 1983

Languages Studied

Russian, Buryat, Classical Mongolian, Modern (Khalkha) Mongolian, French, German, Classical Chinese, Modern Chinese, Georgian

Dissertation Title

"Buriat Language Policy, 19thc-1928: A Case Study in Tsarist and Soviet Nationality Practices" Indiana University, November 28, 1994 (Director: Dr. Alexander Rabinowitch)

Membership in Professional Associations

American  Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Mongolia Society

Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History

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