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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)

Scott Moranda, Professor

(Germany, central Europe, environmental history)

Gigi A. Peterson, Associate Professor

(civil rights, U.S.-Latin American relations, social studies education)

Anisha Saxena, Assistant Professor

       (South Asia, East Asia, religion, contested sacred geographies)

Amy Schutt, Associate Professor

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

Kevin B. Sheets, Professor and Chair

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

Randi Storch, Distinguished Teaching Professor

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

Bekeh Ukelina, Associate Professor

       (modern Africa, world history)

Emeritus Faculty

Sanford Gutman

John Shedd

Judith Van Buskirk

Donald Wright

Luo Xu

*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

Arleen de Vera

Thomas Wirth

Melyssa Wrisley

Faculty/Staff

Randi Storch (she/her/hers)

Randi Storch (she/her/hers)
607-753-2054 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Karl Alexander

Karl Alexander

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Girish Bhat

Girish Bhat
607-753-2059 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Danielle Candelora

Danielle Candelora

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Arleen de Vera

Arleen de Vera
607-753-2459 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Dr. Evan Faulkenbury

Dr. Evan   Faulkenbury
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
  • CV

Laura Gathagan

Laura Gathagan
607-753-5622 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Corrina Harvey

Corrina Harvey
607-753-2723 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Administrative Assistant 1

Department(s):

  • History Department

Kevin Kreiner

Kevin Kreiner
607-753-5483 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Jared McBrady

Jared McBrady
607-753-2758 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

James Miller

James Miller
607-753-2723 (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
607-753-2052 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Additional Info:


Karen Pastorello

Karen Pastorello

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Gigi A. Peterson

Gigi A. Peterson
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
607-753-2918 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Anisha Saxena

Anisha Saxena

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Amy Schutt

Amy Schutt
607-753-2055 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Kevin B. Sheets

Kevin B. Sheets
607-753-2060 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Chair
  • Professor

Department(s):

  • History Department

Bekeh Ukelina

Bekeh Ukelina
607-753-5482 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

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

Department(s):

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

Additional Info:


Dr Susan Vickers

Dr Susan Vickers

Title(s):

  • Adjunct Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department

Thomas Wirth

Thomas Wirth
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • History Department