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The study of History provides students with an understanding of the world and the diverse forces shaping both the past and present.  Our faculty seeks to develop students’ appreciation of societies that differ from theirs, to discover how to place contemporary issues and problems within a broad historical context,  and to help students develop a variety of practical research and communication skills that allow them to understand and analyze the past.  Ultimately, our faculty provides students a framework for understanding the past and the knowledge and skills necessary for charting the future.

 The History faculty believes in an active approach to the study of the discipline.  All members of the faculty teach entry-level courses as well as a variety of upper division offerings.  They regularly participate in conferences, publish research, and actively encourage students to do the same.  Nevertheless, teaching and mentoring is the primary concern of the History faculty.

 

Full-time Faculty

Dr. Pat Gower

 

Patricia Gower, PhD

Professor of History

Areas of Concentration:

  • American History
  • Urban History
  • Southern History
  • Texas History

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Dr. Lopita Nath

 

Lopita Nath, PhD

Associate Professor

Department Chair

Areas of Concentration:

  • World History
  • South Asia
  • Middle East
  • East Asia
  • Migration Studies
  • Refugee Studies
  • Human Rights

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Dr. Michelle Tabit

 

Michelle Tabit, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of Concentration:

  • American History
  • Latin America
  • Public History
  • Women's History
  • Star Trek & Harry Potter in History

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