Stephen Morillo, long-time Chair of the Wabash History Department and now Chair of Division III, the Social Sciences Division, specializes in world history, medieval history, and military history, combining the three in various ways in his teaching and research. He is the author of a number of books and articles on these topics, and has made appearances on both the History Channel and on Spike TV.
Dr. Morillo regularly teaches both halves of the introductory world history survey, History 101 and 102, for which he has written his own world history textbook, Frameworks of World History (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has also taught both of the History Department’s capstone courses, History 497 and 498, as well as intermediate level courses and upper level seminars on a wide variety of topics including world military history, maritime history, medieval Japan, and others. He periodically teaches Freshman Tutorial and helped design Enduring Questions, Wabash’s required Freshman seminar, which he is now teaching.
When he isn’t teaching or writing, Dr. Morillo enjoys a wide variety of activities. He paints, cartoons, plays in a band for which he sings, plays keyboards, and writes songs, and he occasionally takes to the stage to act. He grew up in New Orleans and cooks creole cuisine, Indian curries, and other scrumptious specialties of his own invention. He enjoys playing basketball and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. His laugh is infamous wherever he has lived.