James O. Gump
James O. Gump, PhD, was appointed associate dean for advising and curriculum in January 2009. He previously served as associate dean of the college, chair of the history department , and director of the Honors Program. He has been a member of the faculty since 1981 and is a professor of History. Gump has been the recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and the Beinecke Library at Yale University. He is also the former recipient of a Davies Chair at USD.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, History
M.A., University of Auckland, New Zealand; History
B.A., University of Nebraska, History
Scholarly and Creative Work
Gump's research focus is South African and comparative history. In 1994 he published The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, a History Book Club selection. His articles have appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, and the Journal of World History. His current book project is a comparative study of the counterinsurgency campaigns directed against the American Indian Movement and the African National Congress in the latter third of the twentieth century.