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Faculty Officers

Few, Martha

Associate Head, Department of History
Liberal Arts Professor of Latin American History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-2278

Greenberg, Amy

Head, Department of History
George Winfree Professor of American History
(814) 863-0162

Lawrence, Thomas

Director of Online Education
Teaching Professor of History

Merkel-Hess, Kate

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of History
(814) 865-0750

Milligan, Mike

Alumni Outreach and Internship Coordinator
Head of Undergraduate History Intern Program
Teaching Professor of History
(814) 863-6670

Safran, Nina

Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-0186

Salzer, Kathryn

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of History &
Gorman-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Medieval History
(814) 863-8950

Faculty

Adler, Eliyana

Associate Professor in History and Jewish Studies
(814) 867-5908

Andreson, Jamie

Assistant Teaching Professor of History and Women's , Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Arian, Nasir

Lecturer

Balachandran, Jyoti

Associate Professor of History
Faculty Liaison, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum
On Research Leave, January-December 2024
(814) 865-3968

Baldanza, Kathlene

Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0131

Beaver, Dan

Professor of History and English
(814) 863-8948

Boakyewa-Ansah, Abena

Assistant Research Professor of History
Associate Director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

Brinkmann, Tobias

Malvin and Lea Bank Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History
(814) 865-4690

Brockopp, Jonathan

Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Philosophy
(814) 863-1338

Cahill, Cathleen

Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Walter L. Ferree and Helen P. Ferree Professor in Middle-American History
Acting Director, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
Schreyer Honors History Advisor
(814) 863-0086

Campos, Michelle

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History
(814)863-0146

Coles, Sasha

Assistant Teaching Professor of History
(814)865-1367

De Schaepdrijver, Sophie

Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor of Modern European History
(814) 865-3797

Edwards, J. Marlena

Assistant Professor of History, African American Studies, and African Studies
(814) 863-4243

Eghigian, Greg

Professor of History and Bioethics
Former Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program (2007-2012)
(814) 865-9022

Few, Martha

Associate Head, Department of History
Liberal Arts Professor of Latin American History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-2278

Frazier, Tony

Assistant Professor of History

Greenberg, Amy

Head, Department of History
George Winfree Professor of American History
(814) 863-0162

Hashami, Mohammad

Lecturer

Heaney, Christopher

Assistant Professor of Latin American History
(814) 863-0091

Holness, Lucien

Assistant Professor of History

Hsia, Ronnie

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History
(814) 863-8942

Hudson, Benjamin

Professor of History and Medieval Studies
(814) 863-7454

Husain, Faisal

Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-7318

Kulikowski, Michael

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Classics
(814) 863-2424

Kumar, Prakash

Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-4923

Lawrence, Thomas

Director of Online Education
Teaching Professor of History

Lee, Jacob

Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-0184

Letwin, Daniel

Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-0417

Mares, Nicole

Assistant Teaching Professor

McDonald, Bryan

Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, The College of the Liberal Arts
Associate Professor, Department of History
(814) 863-8949

Mendoza, Mary E.

Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-8946

Merkel-Hess, Kate

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of History
(814) 865-0750

Milligan, Mike

Alumni Outreach and Internship Coordinator
Head of Undergraduate History Intern Program
Teaching Professor of History
(814) 863-6670

Peek, Gregory

Associate Teaching Professor of History
(814) 865-1367

Reed, Julie

Associate Professor in History
(814) 863-0105

Restall, Matthew

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American History
Anthropology and Women's Studies
Director of Latin American Studies
(814) 863-1121

Robson, Laura

William L. and Donna F. Oliver-McCourtney Professorship in History

Safran, Nina

Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-0186

Salzer, Kathryn

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of History &
Gorman-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Medieval History
(814) 863-8950

Sandoval-Strausz, A. K.

Professor of History
(814) 863-0106

Scott, Amanda

Associate Professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-6097

Shelden, Rachel

Director of the Richards Civil War Era Center
Associate Professor of History
(814) 863-8947

Smits, Gregory

Professor of History and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0172

Snyder, Christina

McCabe Greer Professor of History
(814) 863-0181

Sorek, Tamir

Liberal Arts Professor of History
(814) 865-1367

Sternfeld, Lior

William J. and Charlotte K. Duddy University Endowed Fellow in the Humanities
Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies
(814) 865-3348

Stroud, Ellen

Associate Professor of History
(814) 865-3796

Wanner, Catherine

Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies
(814) 865-6689

Joint Appointments

Boittin, Jennifer

Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies, and History

Casey, Jim

Assistant Professor of African American Studies, History, and English

Foreman, Gabrielle

Professor of History, English and AFAM

Guettel, Jens-Uwe

Associate Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and History

Lubin, Alex

Professor of African American Studies and History

Walker, Dara

Assistant Professor of African American Studies, History, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

West, Michael

Professor of AFAM and History

Senior Teaching Faculty

Non-Departmental Historians

Abel, Jessamyn

Associate Professor in Asian Studies and History
(814) 865-3931

Brindley, Erica

Professor of Asian Studies, History and Philosophy
(814) 867-3261

Decker, Alicia C.

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African Studies, and History
(814) 867-3561

Dyreson, Mark

Professor of Kinesiology and Director of Research and Educational Programs for the PSU Center for the Study of Sports in Society
(814) 863-3683

Munn, Mark

Head of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Professor of Ancient Greek History and Greek Archaeology,
Departments of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and History
(814) 863-0052

Rubio, Gonzalo

Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Sikes, Michelle

Assistant Professor of History
(814) 865-8697

Walker, Dara

Assistant Professor of AFAM

Zwigenberg, Ran

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, History and Jewish Studies
(814) 867-3260

Postdoctoral

Godfrey, Katherine

Serrano, Paulina

(814) 865-1367

Thomas, Brooke

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Richards Civil War Era Center and Africana Research Center

Viglini, Nicole

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Richards Civil War Era Center

Graduate Students

Emeriti

Blair, William

Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor Emeritus of Middle American History
Director Emeritus of the Richards Civil War Era Center
(814) 863-6356

Cross, Gary

Distinguished Professor of Modern History

Duiker, William

Asian History

Enteen, George

Russian History

Frantz, John

American History

Ginzberg, Lori

Professor Emeritus of History and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Goldschmidt, Arthur

Middle Eastern History

Jenkins, Philip

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities

Knight, Isabel

History

Landes, Joan

Ferree Professor of Early Modern History and Women's Studies

McMurry, Sally

Emerita Professor of American History

Moses, Wilson

Ferree Professor of American History

Neely, Mark

McCabe Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era

Neely, Sylvia

Associate Professor of History

Prebish, Charles

Religious Studies

Roeber, Gregg

Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Studies
Co-Director of Max Kade German-American Research Institute
(814) 863-8943

Rose, Anne

Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies
(814) 863-0105

Spielvogel, Jackson

European History

Stebbins, Phillip

American History

Van Herik, Judith

Staff

Brinker, Kristi

Graduate Staff Assistant

Carey, Lynn

Administrative Assistant - Senior Support
(814) 865-6224

Contreras, Jennifer

Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator
(814) 865-0019

Gallaher, Kaycie

Front Desk Coordinator
8148651369

Horner, David

Information Technology Specialist
(814) 865-3594

Monoski, Lynn

Administrative Coordinator
(814) 865-6203

Poorman, Denise

Liberal Arts Financial Assistant, Regional Support Supervisor

Singer, Barby

Assistant to the Director, Richards Center
(814) 863-0151

Thomas, Amber

Events Coordinator
(814) 863-6433

Whitesell, Ben

Academic Adviser
(814) 867-4121