Faculty of the History Department

John D. Cotts, Chair

  • Jakobina Arch (PhD Harvard, 2014; Assistant Professor), Environmental History, Japan
  • Julie A. Charlip (PhD UCLA, 1995; Professor, on leave 2014-2015) Latin America, Nicaragua
  • John D. Cotts (PhD UC Berkeley, 2000; Associate Professor and Paul Garrett Fellow, Department Chair) Medieval Europe
  • Sarah H. Davies (PhD University of Texas, 2012; Assistant Professor) Ancient Mediterranean
  • Brian R. Dott (PhD University of Pittsburgh, 1998; Associate Professor, on leave 2014-2015) East Asia, China, Japan, religion, gender
  • Laura Ferguson (PhD University of Michigan, 2012; Visiting Assistant Professor) 18th and 19th Century US, Urban and Environmental History
  • Nina E. Lerman (PhD University of Pennsylvania,1993; Associate Professor, on leave 2012-2015) 18th and 19th Century US, gender and race, History of Technology/Medicine/Science
  • Mollie Lewis Nouwen (PhD Emory University, 2008, Visiting Assistant Professor) Latin America
  • David F. Schmitz (PhD Rutgers, 1985; Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History; Whitman College Chair of the Faculty, 2012-2015) 20th Century United States, Diplomatic History
  • Elyse Semerdjian (PhD Georgetown, 2002; Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies) Middle East, Islamic World.
  • Lynn L. Sharp (PhD University of California, Irvine, 1996; Associate Professor) France, Germany, modern Europe: culture, society, gender
  • Jacqueline Woodfork (PhD University of Texas, 2001; Associate Professor) Africa