Faculty

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.



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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.  nalqattan@lmu.edu  Office UH3425 Phone 338-6035

 

 ANZILOTTI, Cara (PhD, California, Santa Barbara; associate professor) Colonial America, American women, gender, women and reform. cara.anzilotti@lmu.edu  Office UH3512 Phone 338-3086

 

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. cbittel@lmu.edu  See Dr. Bittel's website  Office UH3428  Phone 338-2951

 

BLACKMAN, Dexter (PhD, Georgia State; assistant professor) African-American history, 20th Century and contemporary american history, U.S. sports history. dexter.blackman@lmu.edu Office UH3521 Phone 338-5885

 

CHEN, Constance J. S. (PhD, UCLA; associate professor) Asian Pacific American history, comparative race and gender, the politics of art, and transnational exchanges. cchen@lmu.edu Office 3524  Phone 338-2369

 

DEVEREUX, Andrew W. (PhD, Johns Hopkins; assistant professor) medieval Europe, early modern Spain, Mediterranean world. andrew.devereux@lmu.edu Office 3515  Phone 338-4536

 

DRUMMOND, Elizabeth A. (PhD, Georgetown; associate professor) modern Germany, modern Poland, women and gender, European nationalisms, imperialism, global history. elizabeth.drummond@lmu.edu  Office UH3423  Phone 338-2370

 

JOK, Jok M. (PhD, UCLA; professor) sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, women's health. jjok@lmu.edu Office UH3522 Phone 338-7040  Office UH3522  Phone 338-7040

 

MCDONALD, Kevin P. (PhD,UC Santa Cruz; assistant professor) Colonial America/U.S., Atlantic world, world history. kevin.mcdonald@lmu.edu  Office  UH3517  Phone  258-8648

 

OCHOA, Margarita R. (PhD,UNM; assistant professor) Latin America, Colonial Mexico, ethnohistory, urban indians, women and gender, Nahuatl. margarita.ochoa@lmu.edu Office  UH3520  Phone  568-6649

 

PERRON, Anthony M. (PhD, Chicago; associate professor) medieval Europe, canon law, premodern world history, Scandinavia. aperron@lmu.edu  Office  UH3422  Phone  338-5381

 

RAAB, Nigel A. (PhD, Columbia; associate professor) nineteenth-century Russia, urban history and public service, global encounters. nraab@lmu.edu  Office UH3426  Phone 338-2708

 

ROSENTHAL, Nicolas G. (PhD, UCLA; associate professor) Native American, American West, California, and Los Angeles. ngrosen@lmu.edu.  See Dr. Rosenthal's website Office UH3525  Phone 338-1788



TRITLE, Lawrence A. (PhD, Chicago; professor) ancient Greece, republican and imperial Rome, war and violence in the ancient world. ltritle@lmu.edu  Office UH3421  Phone 338-7385

 

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. awoodson@lmu.edu See Dr. Woodson-Boulton's website. Office UH3434  Phone  338-2808

 

YOON, Sun-Hee (PhD, University Washington; assistant professor) premodern Korea, imperial China, east Asia. syoon5@lmu.edu UH 3427  Phone  338-5772

 
Adjunct Faculty Members 

Spikes, Courtney (Ph.D. cand. UCLA) Early modern Europe, Modern France. Office  UH3430  Phone 258-5433

Wall, JoAnna (Ph.D. Cand.) Office 3432  Phone 258-5433

 

Professor in Residence

BUCKLEY, Thomas E., S.J. (PhD,Ret.) Colonial America. thomas.buckley@lmu.edu Office UH3419  Phone 338-4273


 
Retired Emeritus Faculty Members

GREVER, John H. (PhD, UCLA; prof. emeritus) early modern Europe, France, Dutch republic. jgrever@lmu.edu

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.

 

 


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