Faculty/Staff

Here at the top of the page, you will find a simple listing of our full-time faculty members, with their teaching/research interests, followed by a list of our emeritus and adjunct faculty. More information, such as contact details and links to websites, can be found below in alphabetical order.

Full-time Faculty

Girish Bhat, Professor

(Russia, legal history, Soviet Union)

Benjamin DeLee, Assistant Professor

(Byzantine-Islamic relations, Middle East)

Evan Faulkenbury, Assistant Professor

       (Public history, Oral history, 20th century U.S.)

Laura Gathagan, Associate Professor

(Medieval Europe, gender, and Anglo-Norman history)

Celeste McNamara, Assistant Professor

       (Early modern Europe, Italian history, religious culture)

Scott Moranda, Associate Professor

(Germany, Central Europe, environmental history)

Gigi A. Peterson, Associate Professor

(Civil rights, US-Latin American relations, social studies education)

Amy Schutt, Associate Professor

(Native Americans, history of children/youth, social studies education)

Kevin B. Sheets, Professor

(American cultural history, 19th century U.S.)

Randi Storch, Professor

(American labor history, 20th century U.S.)

Brett Troyan, Professor

(Modern Latin America, Colombia, ethnic identity)

Bekeh Ukelina, Assistant Professor

       (Modern Africa, world history)

Judith Van Buskirk, Associate Professor

(Revolutionary War, Colonial America, Native American history)

Luo Xu, Professor

(Modern China, Sino-American relations)

Emeritus Faculty

Sanford Gutman

John Shedd

Donald Wright

*Check out a collection of oral history interviews with some of our emeritus faculty members here

Adjunct Faculty

Kevin Kreiner

James Miller

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Thomas Wirth

Melyssa Wrisley

Arleen de Vera

Faculty/Staff

Randi Storch

Randi Storch Old Main, Room 212-B
607-753-2054 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Department Chair
  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Girish Bhat

Girish Bhat Old Main, Room 211-E
607-753-2059 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Benjamin de Lee

Benjamin de Lee Old Main, Room 210-C
607-753-2758 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Arleen de Vera

Arleen de Vera Old Main, 211-A
607-753-2459 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Evan Faulkenbury

Evan   Faulkenbury Old Main, Room 214-D
607-753-2035 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

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Laura Gathagan

Laura Gathagan Old Main, Room 210-D
607-753-5622 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Corrina Harvey

Corrina Harvey Old Main, Room 212
607-753-2723 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Secretary 1

Department(s):

  • History Department

Kevin Kreiner

Kevin Kreiner Old Main, 211-F
607-753-5483 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Celeste McNamara

Celeste McNamara Old Main, 210-A
607-753-2065 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

James Miller

James Miller Old Main, 211-F
607-753-4771 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:

  • Bio info: I taught Social Studies in the Syracuse City Schools from 1972-2004 and have been working with Social Studies candidates at Cortland since.
  • Bio info: I taught Social Studies in the Syracuse City Schools from 1972-2004 and have been working with Social Studies candidates at Cortland since.

Scott Moranda

Scott Moranda Old Main, Room 211-D
607-753-2052 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Gigi A. Peterson

Gigi A. Peterson Old Main, Room 212-C
607-753-2051 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Coordinator, Adolescence Education Social Studies
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Ute Ritz-Deutch Old Main, B 18-A
607-753-2918 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Amy Schutt

Amy Schutt Old Main, Room 210-B
607-753-2055 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Kevin B. Sheets

Kevin B. Sheets Old Main, Room 214-B
607-753-2060 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Brett Troyan

Brett Troyan Old Main, Room 211-C
607-753-2062 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Bekeh Ukelina

Bekeh Ukelina Old Main, 210-E
607-753-5482 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

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Judith Van Buskirk

Judith Van Buskirk Old Main, Room 210-F
607-753-2057 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Thomas Wirth

Thomas Wirth Old Main, 211-F
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Melyssa Wrisley

Melyssa Wrisley Old Main, 211-A
607-753-5627 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Luo Xu

Luo Xu Old Main, Room 211-B
607-753-2058 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department