Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English
Email Addressmreger [at] limestone.edu
Dr. Reger's home is in Charlotte, North Carolina. There he served for many years as member and chair of the Greater Charlotte CROP Walk Committee and serves on a number of other civic committees at present. He and his wife Debby have been married 35 years, enjoy gardening and travel, and they have one son, Nicholas.
Dr. Reger served as the book review editor for H-Ideas, an online scholarly network devoted to intellectual history and a part of the H-Net housed at Michigan State University. In 2000, he edited "A Century¹s Retrospective," for H-Ideas, a collection of reviews of major twentieth-century works in the field of intellectual history. For several years, he was the associate editor of the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the official organ of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists. With Dr. John Bicknell, he edited the letters of Sir Leslie Stephen (Macmillan, 1996) and published a modern edition of Stephen's 1896 Social Rights and Duties (Thoemmes Press, 2002). Recently he completed a biography of Sir Henry Taylor for the New Dictionary of National Biography (2004), and an article on American Positivism. He has written articles on figures as diverse as Charlotte Bronte, Virginia Woolf, Auguste Renoir, and Edouard Manet. He has also had a long-term interest in African and African-American film, and has published reviews of African films, including Sissoko¹s Finzan, Sembene¹s Camp de Thiaroye, and Ouedraogo¹s Yaaba. He is currently at work on an edition of essays by Leslie Stephen, tentatively titled: "The Unapologetic Agnostic: Leslie Stephen's Uncollected Essays on Politics, Religion, and Philosophy."
Before coming to Limestone College, he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi Valley State University. He has also served at a number of other schools, including Avila University in Kansas City, Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
- AB & MA in English, University of Missouri, St. Louis
- Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia (1989)