The mission of the university is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The history department makes a significant contribution to this mission. The study of history is at the heart of a liberal education. The history program is expected to make a significant contribution to students’ appreciation and understanding of the social, cultural, intellectual, and religious tradition of the university. Through a wide variety of course offerings it intends to illuminate the historical roots of the local, national, and global context of our multicultural community. An ongoing commitment to quality teaching is a major responsibility of each faculty member. Teaching means to share a love of learning, to stir the imagination of the students, and to broaden their minds. Students will be encouraged to develop the intellectual discipline to make judgments about the past based upon an accurate command of the pertinent evidence. Exit interviews and alumni comments have demonstrated that history faculty members have developed an excellent reputation as a community of outstanding teachers and productive scholars.
From left to right: Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan, Dr. Nicolas Rosenthal, and Dr. Anthony Perron.
Full-Time Faculty Members
AL-QATTAN, Najwa (PhD, Harvard; associate professor) Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Syria, Palestine/Israel, Islamic Law, minorities. email@example.com
ANZILOTTI, Cara (PhD, California, Santa Barbara; associate professor) Colonial America, American women, gender, women and reform. firstname.lastname@example.org
BITTEL, Carla (PhD, Cornell; associate professor) nineteenth-century United States, health and medicine, science and technology, Civil War and Reconstruction, women's and gender history, childhood. email@example.com See Dr. Bittel's website
BLACKMAN, Dexter (PhD, Georgia State; assistant professor) African-American history, 20th Century and contemporary american history, U.S. sports history. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEN, Constance J. S. (PhD, UCLA; associate professor) Asian Pacific American history, comparative race and gender, the politics of art, and transnational exchanges. email@example.com
DEVEREUX, Andrew W. (PhD, Johns Hopkins; assistant professor) medieval Europe, early modern Spain, Mediterranean world. firstname.lastname@example.org
DRUMMOND, Elizabeth A. (PhD, Georgetown; assistant professor) modern Germany, modern Poland, women and gender, European nationalisms, imperialism, global history. email@example.com
JOK, Jok M. (PhD, UCLA; professor) sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, women's health. firstname.lastname@example.org
MCDONALD, Kevin P. (PhD,UC Santa Cruz; assistant professor) Colonial America/U.S., Atlantic world, world history. email@example.com
OCHOA, Margarita R. (PhD,UNM; assistant professor) Latin America, Colonial Mexico, ethnohistory, urban indians, women and gender, Nahuatl. firstname.lastname@example.org
PERRON, Anthony M. (PhD, Chicago; associate professor) medieval Europe, canon law, premodern world history, Scandinavia. email@example.com
RAAB, Nigel A. (PhD, Columbia; associate professor) nineteenth-century Russia, urban history and public service, global encounters. firstname.lastname@example.org
TRITLE, Lawrence A. (PhD, Chicago; professor) ancient Greece, republican and imperial Rome, war and violence in the ancient world. email@example.com
WOODSON-BOULTON, Amy (PhD, UCLA; associate professor and chair) modern Britain and Ireland, the British empire, cultural reactions to industrialization, and the social role of art. firstname.lastname@example.org See Dr. Woodson-Boulton's website.
YOON, Sun-Hee (PhD, University Washington; assistant professor) premodern Korea, imperial China, east Asia. email@example.com
Adjunct Faculty Members
Bauer, Deborah (PH.D. UCLA) Modern Europe, Modern France, History of Espionage and Intelligence.
Spikes, Courtney (Ph.D. cand. UCLA) Early modern Europe, Modern France.
Zaldivar, Antonio (Ph.D. cand. UCLA) Medieval and early modern Europe, the western Mediterranean, and cultural history.
Professor in Residence
BUCKLEY, Thomas E., S.J. (PhD,Ret.) Colonial America. firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired Emeritus Faculty Members
GREVER, John H. (PhD, UCLA; prof. emeritus) early modern Europe, France, Dutch republic. email@example.com
MAHAN, Terrance L., S.J. (PhD, Wisconsin, Madison; prof. emeritus) colonial America.
ROLFS, Richard W., S.J. (PhD, California, Santa Barbara; prof. emeritus) modern Germany, the German bishops and the Nazi-regime.
TIEDEMANN, Joseph S. (PhD, Grad. Center, CUNY; prof.) early America, history of New York.
A-L Dr. Dexter Blackman, firstname.lastname@example.org
M-Z Dr. Margarita Ochoa, email@example.com
A-L Dr. Anthony Perron, firstname.lastname@example.org
M-Z Dr. Elizabeth Drummond
A-L Dr. Cara Anzilotti
M-Z Dr. Nigel Raab
A-L Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan
M-Z Dr. Carla Bittel
Transfer and Minors Dr. Amy Woodson-Boulton