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)

Danielle Candelora, Assistant Professor

       (ancient history, Egyptian history)

Evan Faulkenbury, Associate Professor

       (public history, U.S. history)

Laura Gathagan, Associate Professor

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

Jared McBrady, Assistant Professor

       (scholarship of teaching and learning, social studies education)

Celeste McNamara, Assistant Professor

       (early modern Europe, Italian history, religious culture)

Scott Moranda, Professor

(Germany, central Europe, environmental history)

Gigi A. Peterson, Associate Professor

(civil rights, U.S.-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 & Acting Chair

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

Brett Troyan, Professor

(modern Latin America, Colombia, ethnic identity)

Bekeh Ukelina, Associate Professor

       (modern Africa, world history)

Luo Xu, Professor

(modern China, Sino-American relations)

Emeritus Faculty

Sanford Gutman

John Shedd

Judith Van Buskirk

Donald Wright

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

Adjunct Faculty

Regina Eckert

Kevin Kreiner

James Miller

Ute Ritz-Deutch

P. Mike Rattanasengchanh

Arleen de Vera

Thomas Wirth

Melyssa Wrisley

Faculty/Staff

Randi Storch

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

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Karl Alexander

Karl Alexander

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

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

Danielle Candelora

Danielle Candelora Old Main, Room 212-B

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Arleen de Vera

Arleen de Vera Old Main, Room 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 210-C
607-753-2035 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:

  • Website
  • Email: evan.faulkenbury@cortland.edu

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

Additional Info:


Corrina Harvey

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

  • Administrative Assistant 1

Department(s):

  • History Department

Kevin Kreiner

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

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Jared McBrady

Jared McBrady Old Main, Room 214-B
607-753-2758 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Celeste McNamara

Celeste McNamara Old Main, Room 211-B
607-753-2065 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


James Miller

James Miller Old Main, Room 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.

Scott Moranda

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

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Gigi A. Peterson

Gigi A. Peterson Off Campus Location, I am working remotely - the History Dept. Main Office is Old Main 212
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, Room 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 212-B
607-753-2060 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Chair
  • 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, Room 210-E
607-753-5482 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Director, Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
  • Africana Studies Department
  • History Department

Additional Info:


Thomas Wirth

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

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Melyssa Wrisley

Melyssa Wrisley Old Main, Room 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

Additional Info: