Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Department of History

Marchi Hall 2N

Eric Ivison, Chairperson and Professor

Professors: Samira Haj, Calvin B. Holder, Eric Ivison, Richard G. Powers, Jonathan Sassi. Associate Professors: Sandra Gambetti, Catherine Lavender, Mark Lewis, Richard Lufrano, Emmanuel Mbah, Susan Smith Peter, John Wing. Assistant Professors: Bryan Averbuch, Jacob Collins, John Dixon, Natalie (Tasha) Kimball, Alexander Zevin. Lecturer: Michael Batson.

The department offers a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in History. Its courses combine the traditional function of the scholarly examination of the past for its value in general education with the utilitarian concern for preparing students with the basic skills to enable them to live more meaningfully. It seeks to train future historians, to update the teaching of history by secondary school teachers, and to provide opportunities for lifelong education. History may also be taken as a minor. Assistant Professor John Dixon coordinates the Master’s degree program in History and the Advanced Certificate in Public History.

Associate Professor Emmanuel Mbah is the director of the interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree program in African and African Diaspora Studies.