OLIVER GRIFFIN, PhD ’98, history, is an associate professor in the history department at St. John Fisher University (formerly St. John Fisher College), where he has taught since 2003. Griffin directed the Honors Program at St. John Fisher from 2007-2015. His research interests include Germany since 1870, Europe since 1500, Russia since 1800, ancient warfare, and the World Wars. Prior to his roles at St. John Fisher, Griffin was an assistant professor in the history department at Weber State University from 1999-2003 and a visiting assistant professor at Colgate University from 1998-1999. Griffin is the recipient of the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence from St. John Fisher College, and his research has been recognized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program. In addition to his role on the Graduate School Alumni Association Council, Griffin serves as president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester and as president of the United Nations Association of Rochester. Griffin received his AB from Yale College, and an AM and PhD in modern German history from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.