Department Chair & Administrator


Department of History Faculty. First column is the name, second column is email, third column is area
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

Shuang Chen

Associate 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

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

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, Director of Graduate Studies

Modern France, European Empires, Cultural History

Landon Storrs

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Elizabeth Yale


Early Modern Europe, Early Modern England

Michael Zmolek


World History

Visiting Faculty

Department of History Visiting Faculty. First column is the name, second column is email, third column is area.
Name E-mail Area

Faye Bartram

Visiting Assistant Professor

Soviet and French post-war history through film

Jo Butterfield

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Heather Cooper

Visiting Assistant Professor

19th Century African American History; Race & Gender

Alberto Ortiz Diaz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Global Health, Latin America and the Caribbean, History of Incarceration

Briana Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern Germany

David Tucker

Visiting Assistant Professor

Asian History (Japan, China)

Adjunct Faculty

Department of History Adjunct Faculty. First column is the name, second column is email, third column is area.
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

Brian Donovan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

American Guilded Age, Disability Studies, Gender Studies

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