Sean Heuvel

Sean Heuvel

Publications

SCHOLARLY WORK

Refereed Publications

“The Old College Goes to War: The Civil War Service of William and Mary 

Students," Virginia Social Science Journal 42 (2007): 32-48. 

Contributions to Books

“Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico,” “Napoleon III,” and “U.S. Civil War and Latin America,” Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations, ed. Thomas Leonard, (Congressional Quarterly Press, forthcoming).

“Robert Patterson,” U.S. Civilian and Military Leadership, ABC-Clio Military History Series, ed. Spencer C. Tucker, (ABC-Clio Publishers, 2008).

“Archibald C. Godwin,” “William L. Jackson,” “Hugh W. Mercer,” “Alexander W. Reynolds,” “Cadwallader C. Washburn,” “Lucius M. Walker,” “France,” and “Newport

News, VA,” The United States at War, ABC-Clio Military History Series, ed. Paul Pierpaoli, (ABC-Clio Publishers, 2007).

CONSUMER-ORIENTED WORK

Books

Heuvel, Sean M.  Remembering Virginia’s Confederates.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia

                        Publishing, 2010.

            Heuvel, Sean M.  Christopher Newport University.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia

            Publishing, 2009.

Non-Refereed Publications

“Ghosts of fathers of the past.”  The Washington Times – weekly Civil War page.

            February 16, 2008.

“Five ex-presidents had roles to play.”  The Washington Times – weekly Civil War

            page February 18, 2006.

“Veterans find glory, blame in Egypt.” The Washington Times – weekly Civil War

 page. July 9, 2005.

“Rebels Flee to Mexico, Weaken Emperor.” The Washington Times – weekly Civil

            War page.  July 10, 2004. 

Presentations

CONFERENCE PAPERS

            “Honoring Their Alma Mater: The Civil War Service of William and Mary Alumni,”

            Council on America’s Military Past, Hampton, Virginia, May 9-13, 2007.         

“The Old College Goes to War: The Civil War Service of William and Mary

            Students,” 2007 Virginia Forum, Richmond, Virginia, April 13-14, 2007.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

“Out of Retirement: The Use of Former College Presidents for Institutional

Advancement Purposes in Higher Education,” 2008 Faculty Conference on

Teaching, Scholarship, Research, and Learning, Christopher Newport University,

Newport News, Virginia, August 19, 2008.

“All I have is in the South: The Triumph and Tragedy of General David E. Twiggs, CSA,” Virginia Social Science Association, Richmond, Virginia, March 31, 2007.

“Johnny Reb and Billy Yank meet the Nile: Civil War Veterans and their Military 

Service in Egypt,” 2006 Faculty Conference on Teaching, Scholarship,

Research, and Learning, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia,

August 16, 2006.       

            “The Old College Goes to War: The Civil War Experiences of William and Mary

             Students, Faculty, and Alumni,” Virginia Social Science Association, Richmond,

             Virginia, March 25, 2006.

Summary

Sean Heuvel (pronounced "Hue-vul") is a higher education professional with both administrative and teaching experience. In the administrative arena, he has experience in undergraduate admissions as well as in institutional advancement. Heuvel is currently a faculty member at Christopher Newport University, where he serves in the Department of Leadership and American Studies. He teaches introductory courses in American Studies and Leadership Studies as well as in History. Along with extensive participation on university committees and initiatives, Heuvel is also involved with study abroad programs at CNU, and has lectured at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University in England. As an active scholar and historian, Heuvel specializes in American Civil War history, leadership studies, the college presidency, and higher education history. His publication credits include scholarly works in refereed journals and encyclopedias, as well as writing intended for general audiences. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing's "Christopher Newport University" and is currently working on his second book, "Remembering Virginia's Confederates," which is also with Arcadia.  Heuvel is married to Katey Cunningham Heuvel and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Faculty Director - Commonwealth Leadership Institute

http://www.cnu.edu
  • Serve on senior staff for Commonwealth Leadership Institute, a Summer leadership studies course for rising high school seniors.
  • Design and implement course curriculum.
  • Recruit and train participating faculty members and guest lecturers.
Jul 2006 - Present

Instructor of Leadership Studies

http://www.cnu.edu
  • Teach multiple courses, grade assignments, and advise students.
  • Maintain an active research agenda, presenting papers at professional conferences and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Serve on university-wide faculty committees.
Apr 2003 - Jul 2006

Admissions Officer

http://www.cnu.edu
  • Reviewed applications for admission and gave recruiting presentations to prospective students and parents.
  • Traveled to various secondary schools across Virginia for recruiting purposes and represented CNU at multiple college fairs.
  • Helped plan and execute recruiting events on and off campus.
  • Managed student telecounseling program, supervising multiple student workers.
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Graduate Assistant - Department of History

http://www.richmond.edu
  • Assisted faculty members with research projects.
  • Provided administrative support for faculty and staff.
Aug 2002 - May 2003

Graduate Assistant - University Development

http://www.wm.edu
  • Managed the W&M Law School’s phonathon (telephone fundraising) program, supervising about fifteen student callers.
  • Helped manage the W&M Annual Fund’s phonathon program, which raises over $1 million per year.
  • Assisted in planning and executing various Annual Fund meetings and events.

Education

Education
2008 - Present

PhD

The College of William and Mary

Concentration Area: Higher Education Administration

Currently researching how colleges/universities are utilizing their former presidents in semi-official capacities for institutional advancment purposes.  Advisor - Dr. Dorothy Finnegan.

2005 - 2006

M.A.

University of Richmond

Concentration Area: U.S. History, American Civil War

Masters thesis: "The Old College Goes to War: The Civil War Service of William and Mary Students, Faculty, and Alumni."  Advisor - Dr. Robert Kenzer.

2002 - 2005

M.Ed.

The College of William and Mary

Concentration Area: Higher Education Administration

Master's Thesis: "At the Helm: How Dr. Davis Y. Paschall and Paul S. Trible Jr. Transformed William & Mary and Christopher Newport University."  Advisor - Dr. David Leslie.