History/Philosophy Department 

Faculty and Staff - Fall 2015

Paul Beardmore(1)

Paul Beardmore

19th Century American Christianity, Modern Chinese History

DHC 211

(717) 477-1265


  Douglas Birsch 
Ethics, Applied Ethics
Horton Hall 311
(717) 477-1734


 John Bloom (Director of Graduate Studies / Graduate Internship Director)
American Culture, Pennsylvania and Public History
Wright Hall 335
(717) 477-1216



 Steven Burg (Department Chair/Advisor to Public History Concentration)
Public History, Local and Regional History, Historic Preservation, U.S. History,  U.S. Women's History, History of Disease and Public Health 
Dauphin Humanities Center 124
(717) 477-1189


Catherine Clay

 Catherine Clay
Russia and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Comparative History
Dauphin Humanities Center 203
(717) 477-1728


 Betty Dessants (Sabbatical Fall 2015)
U.S. Foreign Relations, 20th-Century U.S., Teaching Methods
Dauphin Humanities Center 213
(717) 477-1263


Allen Dieterich-Ward

 Allen Dieterich-Ward (Undergraduate Internship Director)
U.S. History, Environmental History and Public Policy
Dauphin Humanities Center 217
(717) 477-1192


 James Edwards 
History of Philosophy
Wright Hall 235
(717) 477-1002


David F. Godshalk 
African American, Social, U.S. South
Wright Hall 336
(717) 477-1132

Justus Hartzok
 Justus Hartzok
Russia, Soviet Union
Wright Hall 221
(717) 477-1249


 Kim Klein (Honors Director)
Colonial America, Revolutionary America, Canada
President's Hall 006
(717) 477-3790

 Chandrika Paul
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Modern British History
Dauphin Humanities Center 209
(717) 477-1264


Dr. Pierce 
Gretchen K. Pierce
Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Revolutions, Temperance, and Gender
Dauphin Humanities Center 214
(717) 477-1729


 John Quist 
19th-Century U.S, U.S. Civil War Era, U.S. South
Wright Hall 334
(717) 477-1690


 Janice Reed (Department Secretary)
Dauphin Humanities Center 122
(717) 477-1621


Christine Senecal

 Christine Senecal
Ancient Rome, Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe
Wright Hall 219
(717) 477-1262


Robert Shaffer

 Robert Shaffer (Sabbatical Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity, 20th-Century U.S., Teaching Methods
Wright Hall 326
(717) 477-1180


 Dr. skaff-j
Jonathan Skaff (International Studies Director)
(Sabbatical Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
China, Japan, Inner Asia, Silk Road, Comparative Frontiers
Dauphin Humanities Center 215 / CUB 221B
(717) 477-1255 / (717) 477-1907


 Mark Spicka
Modern Europe, Germany, World
Wright Hall 232
(717) 477-1009


Tulchin A

 Allan Tulchin 
Early Modern France, Religious and Social History
Wright Hall 223
(717) 477-1261

Dr. Ulrich(5)


 Brian J. Ulrich
Middle Eastern and Islamic History, Comparative Empires
Dauphin Humanities Center 201
(717) 477-1736



 Heather B. Wadas
Social and Cultural History
Wright Hall 333
(717) 477-3171 / (717) 477-1565


Professor David Weaver

 David Weaver
20th Century U.S. Government, Military History
Horton Hall 330
(717) 477-1315

 Department Fax #
(717) 477-4062
 Center for Applied History Graduate Assistant
(717) 477-3165
Wright Hall 116 

What's New?!


Diggin' History! Series

Link to view Diggin' History! Series and Alumni Mentor Series online: Click here!

Stay tuned for next semester's Diggin' History! Series programs!

Previous talks:

A Talk by historian and conservator: A. Newbold "Newbie" Richardson

"Quilts In Context: Women's History, Craft, and Material Culture in America"

Date: Thursday, November 12 2015 Location: Rowland Hall 200 Time: 7:30

Scheduling Information

-Registration for Spring 2016 and Winter 2015 begins on October 26th

-Know your scheduling time: login to myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration Tools select Registration Status to see your scheduling time.

-Check for Holds (traffic tickets, unpaid fees or fines): myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration tools, Check Holds

-Make an appointment with your advisor:  You must have a PIN number to schedule classes.  If you don't know who your advisor is go to myship, Student, My Academics, My Student Resources, My Advisor.

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: tn9044@ship.edu