Department Chair & Administrator


Name E-mail Area

Douglas Baynton


American Cultural History, History of Disability, American Sign Language

Mériam Belli

Associate Professor

History of the Modern Middle East

Keisha N. Blain

Assistant Professor

20th century U.S. History, African American History, African Diaspora; Women and Gender

Shuang Chen

Assistant Professor

Chinese History

Jeffrey L. Cox


British Social, Imperial, and Religious History

Mariola Espinosa

Associate Professor

Public Health and Medicine, Empire & Caribbean

Thomas P. Gallanis

Professor of Law

Legal History of England and Continental Europe, Secondary Appointment in History

James L. Giblin


African History

Colin Gordon


20th Century U.S. History

Elizabeth Heineman

Professor and Chair

Modern Germany & Europe Women, Gender, & Sexuality, Human Rights

Michaela Hoenicke Moore

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

United States in the World, International Relations, Modern European & U.S. History

Raymond A. Mentzer

Professor of Religious Studies

Reformation Studies, Early Modern European Religious History, Secondary Appointment in History

Tom Arne Midtrød

Associate Professor

Early North America

Michael E. Moore

Associate Professor

Medieval and European History

Rosemary Moore


Ancient History

Matthew Noellert

Assistant Professor

Modern Chinese History

Alyssa Park

Assistant Professor

Modern Korean History

H. Glenn Penny


Modern European History, Critical Theory, Migration and Diaspora, History of Anthropology

R. Tyler Priest

Associate Professor of History and Geography

Twentieth Century U.S. History, Energy/Environmental History, Global History, History of Business & Technology, Public History

Jacki Thompson Rand

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Native North America

Leslie A. Schwalm


Slavery, Civil War, & Reconstruction, Women's, Gender, & African-American History, 19th Century U.S. History

Jennifer Sessions

Associate Professor of History and Director, Crossing Borders Program

Modern France, European Empires, Cultural History

Landon Storrs


Twentieth-Century U.S. Social and Political History

Katherine H. Tachau


Medieval Intellectual History, History of Science, Medieval Universities, Latin Paleography, History of Medieval Manuscript Book

Stephen Vlastos


Modern Japanese History

Stephen Warren

Associate Professor

American Indian histories and cultures, Ethno-historical methods

Nick Yablon

Associate Professor of American Studies

Nineteenth-century US cultural and urban history, visual culture, memory, Secondary Appointment in History

Michael Zmolek


World History

Visiting Faculty

Name E-mail Area

Jo Butterfield

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern U.S.; Women and Gender, Human Rights

James Mestaz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Latin American History, Ethnohistory, Environmental History of Mexico

David Tucker

Visiting Assistant Professor

Asian History (Japan, China)

Adjunct Faculty

Name E-mail Area

Ari Ariel

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Modern Middle East

Marvin L. Bergman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

State Historical Society of Iowa, Editor, The Annals of Iowa

Eric Casteel

Adjunct Assistant Professor

History of Science, Early Modern Europe, Science and Religion, European Enlightenment

Dauna Kiser

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Medieval European History, Medieval Intellectual History

Kären M. Mason

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives, University of Iowa Libraries

David McCartney

Adjunct Lecturer

University of Iowa Archivist, Special Collections

John McKerley

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Labor, Civil Rights, Immigration, Oral and Public History

Franklin Yoder

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Iowa History, Amish History