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Neal R. McCrillis, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Provost for Global Engagement

History (modern Europe, Great Britain, Ireland)

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Neal R. McCrillis CV


Neal R. McCrillis joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in March 2017. He serves as the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Associate Professor of History.

Dr. McCrillis is a specialist in twentieth century British history. His book The British Conservative Party in the Age of Universal Suffrage was published in 1998 by Ohio State University Press. He has also published articles and delivered papers on the House of the Lords, British Cold War film, and World War I memorials. Over the past several years Dr. McCrillis has presented papers in the U.S. and U.K. based on his research into the British response to America and Americans in Britain during World War I. The planned book is tentatively entitled “Cowboys into Yanks: British Attitudes toward Americans during the Great War.”

Before coming to UIC, Dr. McCrillis served as the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education, Executive Director of the Center for International Education and Associate Professor of History at Columbus State University, Georgia. While at CSU, Dr. McCrillis led the university’s internationalization efforts which were recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators with a Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

Dr. McCrillis has also served in a number of state, national and international organizations, including service as Chair of the University System of Georgia (USG) System Council on International Education, National Coach for the NAFSA: Association for International Educators “Academy,” Chair of the NAFSA 2016 Simon Award Selection.