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James W. Ermatinger (1959–) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1959. Education: San Diego State University, B.S. (biology), 1980, M.A. (ancient history), 1982; Indiana University, Ph.D. (ancient history), 1988.


Office—Department of History, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS 2960, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.


Educator and writer. Earlham College, Richmond, IN, instructor in history, 1988; Wright State University, Dayton, OH, instructor in history, 1989; Kearney State College, Kearney, NE, instructor in history, 1989–91; University of Nebraska at Kearney, assistant professor, then professor of history, 1991–95; Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, professor of history, 1995–01; Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, professor of history and chair of department, 2001–.


Association of Ancient Historians, American Numismatic Society, American Historical Association, American Society of Papyrologists, American Philological Association.

Honors Awards

University of Nebraska at Kearney research services council grant, 1990–93, 1994–95, and summer research fellowship, 1993; Distinguished Faculty Award, Honors Program, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1995; Lourdes College summer grant, 1999; National Endowment for the Humanities grant.


The Economic Reforms of Diocletian, Scripta Mercaturae (St. Katharinen), 1996.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ("Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World" series), Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

Contributor to numerous publications, including American Journal of Numismatic and Historia.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Choice, October, 2005, review of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Reference & Research Book News, February, 2005, review of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, p. 43.

School Library Journal, August, 2005, Joanne K. Cecere, review of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, p. 142.


Southeast Missouri State University Web site, http://www4.semo.edu/ (April 11, 2006), "James W. Ermatinger."

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