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Joseph Western

Title: Assistant Professor of History

Teaching Focus: *

Education: Saint Louis University

Publications: "The Papal Apocrisiarii in Constantinople during the Pontificate of Gregory I, 590-604," which appears in the October 2015 volume of The Journal of Ecclesiastical History.


Dr. Joseph Western received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University and joined the History department at the College of the Ozarks in 2017.

His research focuses on the medieval Mediterranean. His current project examines the relationship between Greek and Latin Christianity in Byzantine southern Italy during the Middle Ages and the effect of this relationship on political allegiance to the various states competing in the region.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Western enjoys fishing, hiking, and travelling, as well as watching sports and attempting to play them.