Department Information

Chair:
Randi Storch, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 212-B
Phone: 607-753-2723
Fax: 607-753-5598
Email:
Randi.storch@cortland.edu
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Faculty/Staff

History Department Faculty

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)

Laura Gathagan, Assistant Professor

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

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, Associate Professor

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

Randi Storch, Professor

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

Brett Troyan, Associate Professor

(Modern Latin America, Colombia, ethnic identity)

Judith Vanbuskirk, Associate Professor

(Revolutionary War, Colonial America, Native American history)

Luo Xu, Professor

(Modern China, Sino-American relations)

 

Emeritus Faculty:

Sanford Gutman

Bill Sharp

John Shedd

Donald Wright

 

Adjunct Faculty:

Karl Alexander

Suzanne Etherington

Melanie George

Kevin Kreiner

James Miller

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Thomas Wirth

Melyssa Wrisley

Arleen de Vera

Karl Alexander Karl Alexander
Old Main, Room B-18A
(Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Girish Bhat Girish Bhat
Old Main, Room 211-E
607-753-2059 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Benjamin DeLee Benjamin DeLee
Old Main, Room 211-A
607-753-2758 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)

Title(s):
  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Suzanne Etherington Suzanne Etherington
Old Main, 211F
(Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Laura Gathagan Laura Gathagan
Old Main, Room 210-D
607-753-5622 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Melanie George Melanie George

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Sanford Gutman Sanford Gutman

Title(s):
  • Professor Emeritus

Department(s):
  • History Department
LouAnn Hurlbert LouAnn Hurlbert
Old Main, Room 212
607-753-2723 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)

Title(s):
  • Secretary 1

Department(s):
  • History Department
Kevin Kreiner Kevin Kreiner

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
James Miller James Miller

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Scott Moranda Scott Moranda
Old Main, Room 211-D
607-753-2052 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Gigi Peterson Gigi A. Peterson
Old Main, Room 210-B
607-753-2051 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Ute Ritz-Deutch Ute Ritz-Deutch

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Amy Schutt Amy Schutt
Old Main, Room 212-C
607-753-2055 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Kevin Sheets Kevin B. Sheets
Old Main, Room 214-B
607-753-2060 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor
  • Acting Chair, Spring 2013

Department(s):
  • History Department
Randi Storch Randi Storch
Old Main, Room 212-B
607-753-2054 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Professor
  • Department Chair

Department(s):
  • History Department
Brett Troyan Brett Troyan
Old Main, Room 211-C
607-753-2062 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Judith Vanbuskirk Judith Vanbuskirk
Old Main, Room 210-E
607-753-2057 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Thomas Wirth Thomas Wirth
Old Main, B18
(Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Melyssa Wrisley Melyssa Wrisley

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department
Luo Xu Luo Xu
Old Main, Room 211-B
607-753-2058 (Office Phone)
Email Me (Work Email)
Website

Title(s):
  • Professor

Department(s):
  • History Department
Arleen de Vera Arleen de Vera

Title(s):
  • Lecturer

Department(s):
  • History Department

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