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David Atkinson
UNIV 025
(765) 496-2776
Associate Professor, History and Director Graduate Education

American foreign relations and migration; international history; American and British imperial history

Tithi Bhattacharya
UNIV 309
(765) 496-2731
Associate Professor; Director of Global Studies (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Feminism, South Asian History, Class Formation and Colonialism, Marxist Theory

Kathryn Cramer Brownell
UNIV 022
(765) 496-2478
Associate Professor, History

U.S. History; 20th Century U.S. Political History, the American Presidency, and the Media

Cornelius Bynum
UNIV 024
(765) 494-7102
Associate Professor

African-American History, Urban and Labor History, U.S. History

Frederick Rowe Davis
UNIV 231
Department Head, Professor of History, and the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science

History of Science, Environmental History

Ariel de la Fuente
UNIV 324
(765) 494-4132
Associate Professor

Global History, Latin American History, Latin American Literature, Literary Studies, Intellectual History

James R. Farr
UNIV 311
(765) 496-2698

European History; Early Modern Europe, Renaissance, and Reformation

Vernard L. Foley
REC 423
(765) 494-4132
Associate Professor

U.S. History, History of Science and Technology

Jennifer L. Foray
UNIV 125
(765) 494-4132
Associate Professor

Modern Europe, Imperialism, Decolonization, The Netherlands

Nancy Gabin
UNIV 121
(765) 494-4141
Associate Professor, History

U. S. Women's and Gender History, U. S. Labor History, 20th Century U. S. History

Kim Gallon
UNIV 122
(765) 496-2483
Assistant Professor, History

African American; African Diaspora; Sub-Saharan Africa; Women, Gender and Sexuality; Journalism History; Digital Humanities

William G. Gray
UNIV 328
(765) 496-2772
Associate Professor, International Programs Liaison

Modern Germany, Cold War Europe, History of Capitalism

Sally A. Hastings
UNIV 021
(765) 494-6783
Associate Professor

Japan & East Asia, Gender in Modern Japan

Stacy E. Holden
UNIV 127
Associate Professor, History

Modern Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Engagement with the Arab World

R. Douglas Hurt
UNIV 023
(765) 494-6757

U.S. History; American Agricultural, Rural, West, Midwest and South

T. Cole Jones
UNIV 222
Assistant Professor

Colonial and Revolutionary America, the Atlantic World, the Cultural History of Violence, War and Society

Rebekah A. Klein-Pejšová
UNIV 313
(765) 494-6810
Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Human Rights Program (Department of Philosophy)

Modern Jewish and East Central European History, Minority/State Relations, Comparative Nationalism, Refugee Studies, Human Rights History

Wendy Kline
UNIV 325
(765) 496-2518
Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine

History of Medicine, U.S. History, Women's History 

John L. Larson
UNIV 225
(765) 494-4127

U.S. History, U.S. Political and Early National, U.S. Business, U.S. Environmental History

Dawn G. Marsh
UNIV 028
(765) 494-7900
Associate Professor, Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Native American and Indigenous Studies

Silvia Z. Mitchell
UNIV 308
(765) 496-2715
Assistant Professor

Early Modern European history; early modern Spain; queenship, court, women and gender studies

Mary X. Mitchell
UNIV 322
Assistant Professor, History

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Legal History; United States in the World

Lawrence J. Mykytiuk
STEW 241
(765) 494-3605
Associate Professor of History (Courtesy Appointment) and Associate Professor of Library Science

Biblical Studies, History of Ancient Israel

Yvonne M. Pitts
UNIV 310
(765) 496-2758
Associate Professor, History

U.S. History, U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, History of Sexuality

Randy W. Roberts
UNIV 223
(765) 496-2668
150th Anniversary Professor and Distinguished Professor of History

U.S. History, Recent U.S. History, Sports History, History of Hollywood, Popular Culture, Presidential History

Michael G. Smith
UNIV 027
(765) 496-2420

Russian and Aerospace History

Margaret Mih Tillman
UNIV 128
(765) 496-2651
Assistant Professor

China and East Asia, Education in Modern China, Childhood and Gender

Sharra Vostral
UNIV 307
(765) 494-4132
Associate Professor, History

Gender, Science and Technology; Science, Technology & Society; Health & Popular Culture; Material Culture


A. Whitney Walton
UNIV 323
(765) 494-4132
Professor, Director of History Honors Program, Assistant Department Head

Modern France; Modern Europe; 19th-20th Century Cultural, Social, Gender, and International History

Melinda S. Zook
UNIV 327
(765) 494-4134
Professor of History, Director of Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts

Early Modern European History, Tudor-Stuart England, Political Thought and Culture, Women and Gender

Continuing Lecturers

Dorothee Bouquet

(765) 494-4132
Continuing Lecturer

European History

Deborah L. Fleetham
UNIV 126
(765) 496-2568
Continuing Lecturer

European History, Modern German History, Religious History, Women's/Gender History

Visiting Assistant Professor

William White
BRNG 1155
Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Antebellum America

Emeriti Faculty

John J. Contreni

Professor Emeritus

European; Intellectual, religious, and political culture of the early medieval period (fifth to eleventh centuries) with special emphasis on the manuscripts, schools, and texts of Carolingian Europe

Charles Cutter

Professor Emeritus

Colonial Latin American history, Spanish Borderlands history, Spanish Colonial legal history

Raymond E. Dumett

Professor Emeritus

Global History. African, British Empire History.

Leonard H.D. Gordon

Professor Emeritus of History

Modern Chinese History

Patrick J. Hearden

Professor Emeritus

U.S. History.  U.S. Foreign Affairs.

Charles W. Ingrao

Professor Emeritus

European History. Early Modern Europe and Habsburg History.

Franklin T. Lambert

Professor Emeritus

Colonial and Revolutionary America

Lois N. Magner

Professor Emerita

History of the Biological Sciences

Robert E. May

Professor Emeritus

Mid-19th century U.S. history, Mexican-American War and the Civil War, as well as the U.S. South and U.S. foreign relations, research and teaching has focused upon Civil War causation

Donald L. Parman

Professor Emeritus

20th Century Native American Affairs

Jon C. Teaford

Professor Emeritus

American Urban History

Harold D. Woodman

Professor Emeritus

Southern History


Brian Alberts

19th c. US History, Transnationalism, Travel History

Alison Shimko

Early Modern Britain, Science, Medicine, Colonial Latin America, Religion

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