2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

History


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Arts
Master of Science

Department of History
Stalker Hall, room 104
Phone: 812-237-2710
Fax: 812-237-7713
E-mail: history@indstate.edu

Department Chairperson: Dr. Steven Stofferahn

 

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Skinner

Phone: 812-237-2722
E-mail: Barbara.Skinner@indstate.edu

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Chirhart, Ann, Ph.D., Emory University
Professor of History
Specializations: Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century United States, African American, South, Women

Hawkins, Timothy, Ph.D., Tulane University
Professor of History
Specializations: Latin America, Central American Independence, Imperial Spain

Land, Isaac E., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor of History
Specializations: Britain, Atlantic, Modern Europe   

Nichols, David A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Professor of History
Specializations: Early America, Native American, Antebellum United States South

Olsen, Christopher, Ph.D., University of Florida
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History
Specializations: Antebellum United States and Civil War, United States South and Comparative Slavery, Political Culture

Schneirov, Richard, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Professor of History
Specializations: United States Labor, Gilded Age–Progressive Era, Social Movements

 

 

Associate Professors

Arrington, Andrea, PhD, Emory University
Associate Professor of History
Specializations: African History, Women’s History, Gender Studies

Clark, Daniel A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Professor of History
Specializations: United States Intellectual, Cultural, Education

Fischer, Christopher J., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of History
Specializations: Germany and France, European Regionalism, Cultural History

Foster, Anne L., Ph.D., Cornell University
Associate Professor of History
Specializations: United States Foreign Relations, Southeast Asia, Imperialism
 

Gustafson, James, PhD, University of Washington

Associate Professor of History
Specializations: History of the Islamic Near East, Environmental History

 

Phillips, Lisa A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Associate Professor of History
Specializations: Twentieth Century United States, Labor, African-American, Women

Skinner, Barbara J., Ph.D., Georgetown University
Associate Professor of History
Specializations: Russia, Eastern Europe, Christianity/Church

Stofferahn, Steven A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Chair of the Department of History and Associate Professor of History
Specializations: Medieval and Early Middle Ages, Ancient World, Women in Europe

Assistant Professors

Easum, Taylor M., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor of History

Specializations:  Southeast Asia, Global Urban History, Colonialism and Imperialism

 

Stanley, Kimberly M., Ph.D., Indiana University

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

Specializations:  United States Twentieth Century, Race, Class, and Gender

 

 

Senior Instructors

 

Maxwell, Donald W., Ph.D., Indiana University

Senior Instructor of History

Specializations:  United States Twentieth Century, Social and Cultural History, Emigration

 

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

The University began offering graduate degrees in history in 1965. Areas of study now include the history of the United States, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The master’s degree programs in the Department of History are designed to fulfill a variety of academic and professional objectives. Graduate programs prepare students for entry into doctoral programs and for teaching at the university, community college, and secondary levels. Graduate work in history also provides an excellent background for careers in law, theology, business, social work, politics, government service, journalism, and writing, or for specialized work as a museum curator, librarian, archivist, editor, historic site specialist, or research historian. 

The master’s degree programs in history are sufficiently flexible to permit students to develop courses of study tailored to meet their individual needs. Fellowships and teaching/research assistantships are available to qualified students on a competitive basis. Interested students should contact the Graduate Coordinator as soon as possible to apply for these positions.

The University library provides facilities for research in a wide variety of archival sources and in periodical and newspaper collections. Special collections include the Eugene V. Debs Collection of papers and documents dealing with the American labor movement. The University library is a United States government depository library and its extensive interlibrary loan operation extends the scope of the University’s research potential.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting general admission requirements to the master’s programs of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, applicants for admission to the Department of History should have a bachelor’s degree in history or a related discipline.  The department welcomes applications from students who have previously specialized in related subject areas and who show promise of sustained and self-disciplined work in history.  Students not meeting all requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally and allowed to make up deficiencies. In addition to the University’s requirements, applicants must submit a statement of purpose, a scholarly writing sample, and two letters of reference speaking to the applicant’s aptitude and preparation for graduate study in History.

Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in History

In cooperation with the Bayh College of Education, the Department of History offers a concentration in history as part of the graduate programs in curriculum and instruction.  For admission and program requirements, see the program listing in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology, and contact Dr. Susan Kiger (812-237-2960 or skiger@indstate.edu).  For requirements in the history concentration, contact Dr. Steven Stofferahn (812-237-2710 or history@indstate.edu).

 

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