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Leo A. Nicoll, S.J.

Associate Professor Emeritus of History

Leo A. Nicoll, S.J.
Leo A. Nicoll, S.J.

Fr. Nicoll is an Associate Professor of History. He earned his B.A. in History from Spring Hill College in 1955; a M.A. in History from Fordham University in 1960; a Licentiat in Sacred Theology from Jesuit College, University of Innsbruck, in 1962; and his Ph.D. in contemporary central European history from the University of Vienna in 1970.

Fr. Nicoll taught history from 1970 to 1976 at Spring Hill College, where he was chairman of the department, president of the University Senate, head of a student dormitory and teacher of the year in 1975. At Loyola, he has been Assistant Dean, a member of the Board of Trustees, and member of the Loyola Corporation. He teaches World Civilization, Ancient History, Social History of Greece and Rome, Social History of Egypt, Palestinians and Israelis, Eastern European History, and History of Catholicism. He has been associated with the Loyola Honors Program for the past decade. At present, he is working on a book dealing with Austrian-Hungarian prisoners of war in 1917-1918.


Ph.D., University of Vienna, 1970; Licentiat, University of Innsbruck, 1962; M.A., Fordham University, 1960; B.A., Spring Hill College, 1955

Classes Taught

  • Historiography
  • Catholics: Their History
  • World Civilizations to 1650
  • World Civilizations from 1650

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Central European History,  Austrian-Hungarian Prisoners Of War In 1917-1918