Department of History

Welcome to the History Department!

The Department of History, through its dual functions of research and teaching, seeks to broaden and deepen our understanding of the past and prepare students to engage with the increasingly complex, globalizing present. Upon earning a BA or BS in History, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to, and to communicate verbally and in written format about, contemporary events. Our undergraduate students also develop the skills necessary for quality research, the assessment of conflicting evidence, and the practice of effective writing, argumentation, and advocacy. As a result, they will become more informed global citizens as well as more proficient in the abilities that most employers continue to value above all others. The faculty teach over one hundred undergraduate courses on peoples, ideas, and cultures from around the world and across the ages, and are devoted to developing students’ ability to understand how studying history can help solve some of today’s most pressing problems. The department also offers several different study-abroad programs meant to further enhance students’ familiarity with the world’s diverse cultures and increase their foreign language competency.

The Department of History at Texas A& M offers the BA, BS, MA, and PhD. A major in history affords students both a broad education and valuable practical skills. By acquiring familiarity with people in diverse times, places, and circumstances, students of history develop a sophisticated human empathy which is the key to good scholarship and good citizenship alike. Teaching is, of course, one important career path for history majors. But many students rely upon a major in history as preparation for a career in a variety of different government agencies, law and law enforcement, the military, intelligence analysis, foreign service, tech, business, public administration and relations, non-profit work, parks and recreation, archival and library resources, museum work, advertising, and religious leadership. History, in other words, stands as the departure point for an array of jobs in any number of different fields.

Alonzo, Armando C, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Indiana University, 1994

Anderson, Terry H, Professor
History
PHD, Indiana University, 1978

Bach, Damon R, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2013

Bickham, Troy, Professor
History
PHD, University of Oxford, 2001

Blanton, Carlos K, Professor
History
PHD, Rice University, 1999

Bouton, Cynthia A, Professor
History
PHD, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1985

Brooks, Charles E, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Buffalo, 1988

Broussard, Albert S, Professor
History
PHD, Duke University, 1977

Brunstedt, Jonathan, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, University of Oxford, 2011

Cobbs, Elizabeth A, Professor
History
PHD, Stanford University, 1988

Collopy, William F, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011
MLA, University of St. Thomas, 2006

Coopersmith, Jonathan, Professor
History
PHD, University of Oxford, 1985

Dror, Olga, Professor
History
PHD, Cornell University, 2003

Emre, Side, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Chicago, 2009

Foote, Lorien L, Professor
History
PHD, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 1999

Haefeli, Evan P, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Princeton University, 2000

Hatfield, April L, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1997

Hernandez, Sonia, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Houston, 2006

Hinojosa, Felipe, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Houston, 2009

Hudson, Angela P, Professor
History
PHD, Yale University, 2007

Hudson, David R, Instructional Professor
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1998

Johnson, Violet, Professor
History
PHD, Boston College, 1992

Kamphoefner, Walter D, Professor
History
PHD, University of Missouri, 1978

Kim, Hoi-Eun, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Harvard University, 2006

Kirkendall, Andrew J, Professor
History
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Linn, Brian M, Professor
History
PHD, Ohio State University, 1985

MacNamara, Lawrence T, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Columbia University, 2015

McInnis, Verity G, Instructional Associate Professor
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2012

McNamara, Sarah J, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Parker, Jason C, Professor
History
PHD, University of Florida, 2002

Reese, Roger R, Professor
History
PHD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Riegg, Stephen B, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Rouleau, Brian J, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Schloss, Rebecca H, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Duke University, 2003

Schwartz, Daniel L, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Princeton University, 2009

Seipp, Adam R, Professor
History
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

Stranges, Anthony N, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977

Unterman, Katherine R, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Yale University, 2011

Vaught, David J, Professor
History
PHD, University of California at Davis, 1997

Weber, Nathaniel R, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016

Wood, Julia E, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Yale University, 2011