Skip navigation

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Profile

MICHAEL F METCALF

vCard icon QR Code icon
Joined UM: 07/01/2007

Areas of Expertise

  • DANISH HISTORY
  • DANISH POLITICS
  • DANISH SOCIETY
  • DENMARK
  • FUNCTIONING OF PARLIAMENTS
  • GOVERNANCE OF FAILED STATES
  • HISTORY OF PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTIONS
  • HISTORY OF THE VIKING WORLD
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • NATION BUILDING
  • NORWAY
  • NORWEGIAN HISTORY
  • NORWEGIAN POLITICS
  • NORWEGIAN SOCIETY
  • PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT
  • SCANDINAVIA
  • SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY
  • SCANDINAVIAN POLITICS
  • SCANDINAVIAN SOCIETY
  • SWEDEN
  • SWEDISH HISTORY
  • SWEDISH POLITICS
  • SWEDISH SOCIETY
  • THE VIKINGS

Brief Bio

Michael F. Metcalf is Associate Provost for International Affairs and Professor of History. Metcalf earned his A.B. at Harvard in 1966 and his M.A. and Fil.dr. degrees at Stockholms universitet in 1972 and 1977. An expert on eighteenth-century Swedish parliamentary and party political history, Metcalf joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1977, progressing through the ranks from assistant to associate and then to full professor of history. In addition he served as the director at various times of three international studies centers and ultimately as Assistant Vice President for International Education from 1992 to 1998. Metcalf joined the faculty of The University of Mississippi in 1998 when he became the first executive director of the Croft Institute for International Studies, which he headed until becoming associate provost in July 2007. In addition to his broad expertise in early modern Scandinavian history, he has devoted much time over the last twenty years promoting the study of foreign languages to achieve high levels of proficiency, most recently in connection with the Chinese Language Flagship here at the University.

Degrees

BA
HISTORY
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (1966)
MA
HISTORY
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY/ STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (1972)
PHD
HISTORY
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY/STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (1977)

Committee Memberships

Chinese Language Flagship Program
UG Application Selection Committee