The College of Liberal Arts’ Department of History consists of over 30 faculty members, many of them globally recognized for their work teaching history degree courses and performing eye-opening research.

Jay Lockenour

Chair

Associate Professor

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location_city 952 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

History

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Lila Corwin Berman

Professor 

Director - Feinstein Center for American Jewish History

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location_city 916 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

History, Jewish Studies

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Seth Bruggeman

Associate Professor

Director - Center for Public History

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location_city 942 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

American Studies, History

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location_city 862 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Travis Glasson

Associate Professor

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location_city 842
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Petra Goedde

Associate Professor 

Director - Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT)

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location_city 1008 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

Global Studies, History

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Peter Gran

Professor

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location_city Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

History

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Wilbert L. Jenkins

Associate Professor

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location_city Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Rita Krueger

Associate Professor

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location_city 919 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
PA PA 19122

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Kenneth Kusmer

Professor

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location_city 930 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Peter Lavelle

Assistant Professor 

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location_city 860 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Hilary Iris Lowe

Assistant Professor

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location_city 948 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Alan McPherson

Professor

Graduate Chair

Director - Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD)

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location_city 918 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Katya Motyl

Assistant Professor

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location_city 943 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

History

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Harvey R. Neptune

Associate Professor

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location_city 836 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

History

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Dieu T. Nguyen

Associate Professor

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location_city 843 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Mónica Ricketts

Associate Professor

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location_city 921 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Jessica Roney

Associate Professor

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location_city 950 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Eileen Ryan

Associate Professor

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location_city 945 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Bryant Simon

Professor

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location_city 949 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Howard Spodek

Professor

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location_city 857 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Benjamin Talton

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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location_city 923 Gladfelter Hall
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Philadelphia PA 19122

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Teshale Tibebu

Professor

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location_city 840 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Kathleen Uno

Associate Professor

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location_city 907 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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location_city 931 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Ralph Young

Professor - Instructional

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location_city 951 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Affiliated Faculty

The following faculty from other departments and colleges have courtesy appointments in the Department of History.

  • Terence Christian

    (PhD University of Glasgow 2014), Military History, Aviation History and Archaeology, Material Culture

  • Joseph S. Foster

    (PhD Temple 1989- DPAA Post-Doctoral Fellow), Early American, Revolution & Early National, Pennsylvania

  • Rebecca Lloyd

    (MLIS Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2005, MA Penn State 2010), Librarian, Temple University Libraries, Subject Liaison to History, Spanish, and Latin American Studies

  • Margery N. Sly

    (MA, MS, Case Western Reserve University), CA, FSAA, Director, Temple University Libraries Special Collections, Archives Management

Emeritus Faculty

Retired and emeriti professors maintain connections to the Department but rarely teach courses. Emeriti professors also may retain office space or other privileges in the Department.

  • Kathleen Biddick

    (PhD University of Toronto 1982), Premodern Studies, Political Theology, Historiography, Critical Theory, Sovereignty

  • William W. Cutler III

    (PhD Cornell 1968), U.S. Education

  • Allen F. Davis

    U.S. Intellectual and Cultural, Women, Public

  • Barbara Day-Hickman

    (PhD California, Irvine 1986), France, Cultural

  • Michael M. Eisman

    (PhD Pennsylvania 1971), Greece, Ancient

  • Herbert Ershkowitz

    19th-Century U.S., Political

  • Philip Evanson

    Brazil, Latin America

  • James Hilty

    (PhD Missouri 1973), 20th-Century U.S

  • Richard Immerman

    (PhD Boston College 1978), U.S. Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy, 20th-Century

  • Susan Klepp

    (PhD Pennsylvania 1980), Colonial America, Women, Social

  • Howard Ohline

    U.S. Early National

  • Harriet Pass Freidenreich

    (PhD 1973), Jewish History, Women’s History, Jewish Women, European Women, Eastern Europe, Yugoslavia, Vienna

  • Arthur Schmidt

    (PhD Indiana University), Latin American History

  • Morris Vogel

    (PhD Chicago 1974), US Social & Cultural History, Medical History, Public History