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UMSL’s history department degree program provides students access to a prestigious faculty. Our regular history faculty members hold PhDs and publish extensively in their fields of specialization. At UMSL, you study history with teacher-scholars who write the books read by college students across the nation.



Current Faculty



peter acsayPhone: (314) 516-5700
Email: acsayp@msx.umsl.edu
Office: 407 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
Inter War European Political and Diplomatic History
New Deal Monetary Policy
St. Louis History
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deborah cohenPhone: (314) 516-5735
Email: deborah.cohen@umsl.edu
Office: 466 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
United States and Mexican History
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dowden whitePhone: (314) 516-5723
Email: padhist@umsl.edu
Office: 475 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
African American History
United States History since 1865
St. Louis History
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kevin fernlundPhone: (314) 516-5740
Email: fernlundk@msx.umsl.edu
Office: 469 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
The American West
Modern US History
Mexican History
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andrew hurleyPhone: (314) 516-4805
Email: ahurley@umsl.edu
Office: 417 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
Urban History, Environmental History
20th Century United States
Public History
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minsoo kangPhone: (314) 516-5739
Email: kangmi@umsl.edu
Office: 403 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
European history,
Intellectual history of France, England, and Germany in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
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laura millerPhone: (314) 516-7246
Email: millerlau@umsl.edu  

Fields of Interest:
Japan studies and linguistic anthropology

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kara moskowitzPhone: (314) 516-5599
Email: moskowitzk@umsl.edu
Office: 463 Lucas

Fields of Research: Modern African History
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nikos poulopoulosPhone: (314) 516-5709
Email: poulopoulosn@umsl.edu
Office: 419 Lucas

Fields of Research:
Cultural History and Poetics of Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
gerda rayPhone: (314) 516-5697
Email: rayg@umsl.edu
Office: 416 Lucas

Fields of Research:
US in Global Perspective
Crime and Justice
Legal & Constitutional Comparative Historiography
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laura westhoffPhone: (314) 516-5692
Email: westhoffl@msx.umsl.edu
Office: 471 Lucas

Fields of Research:
Gilded Age and Progressive Era
American Democracy and Social movements
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning History, History of Education

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Affiliated Faculty



Director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library and Associate Director of Libraries for Special Collections at UMSL

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Emeritus Faculty



robert blissPhone: 516-6874
Email: rmbliss@umsl.edu
Office: 412 Lucas

Fields of Interest:
Early modern English empire, North American colonies
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mark burkholderEmail: bburkholder@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest: Spanish and American History
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Email: cooperj@msx.umsl.edu

Fields of Interest: American military history and American history
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fred fauszEmail: fauszj@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
American Indians, Colonial America, Fur Trade, Lewis &
Clark Expedition and Era, French Creole Culture in the
Mississippi Valley, Research Methods
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louis gerteisEmail: gerteis@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
History of the Civil War
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steven hauseEmail: steve_hause@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
Modern Europe
France
Social History
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charles korrEmail: cpkorr@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
Social History of Sports
1850-present
Brittain, U.S., South Africa, Tudor-Stuart England
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richard mitchellEmail: richardmitchell@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
Modern Japan and Korea
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jay roundsEmail: rounds@umsl.edu

Fields of Interest:
Museum Studies
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