Department Chair & Administrator


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

Ari Ariel

Lecturer and Honors Advisor for International Studies

Modern Middle East

Simon Balto

Assistant Professor

African American History

Douglas Baynton


American Cultural History, History of Disability, American Sign Language

Mériam Belli

Associate Professor

History of the modern Middle East, Social and Cultural history of the Arab Middle East, Transnational history of death and dying, Oral history and memory, Boundaries and mobility

Shuang Chen

Associate Professor

History of late imperial and modern China, Social and economic history, Social stratification, Historical demography, Chinese law and society

Charles Connerly

Professor and Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Rights and Urban Planning, Secondary appointment in History

Jeffrey L. Cox


British social, imperial, and religious history, The decline of religion in the European heartland of Christianity, Christianity in the non-western world, Secularization Theory

Glenn Ehrstine

Associate Professor

Literature, religion, and politics in medieval and early modern Germany, Secondary appointment in History

Mariola Espinosa

Associate Professor and Director of Global Health Studies

Public health and medicine, Empire and Caribbean, Latin America

Thomas P. Gallanis

Professor of Law

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

James L. Giblin


African history, 19th-20th century Tanzania and East Africa, Social history of Africa, Political history of post-colonial Tanzania, History of health and healing in Africa

Colin Gordon

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

20th century U.S. history, American public policy, American political economy, American urban history

Elizabeth Heineman


Modern Germany and Europe, Gender and Sexuality, Historical memory, Human Rights and Atrocity

Michaela Hoenicke Moore

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

United States in the World, International relations, European and U.S. history, Political culture of the U.S. and its foreign policy

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, North American Indians, Atlantic World

Michael E. Moore

Associate Professor

Medieval and European history, History of the Church, Papal history, Medieval Canon Law, Theory and Practice of Interpretation (Philology and Hermeneutics), History of Ideas, Late Medieval Intellectual history

Rosemary Moore


Ancient history, Roman military, social dynamics between ranks, Roman society, Development of military discipline, Influence of civilian conduct on military authority and behavior

Lina-Maria Murillo

Assistant Professor

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies

Religious Studies, Secondary appointment in History

Matthew Noellert

Assistant Professor

Modern China, Rural society, History of communism, Historical data analysis, Digital history

Alberto Ortiz Diaz

Assistant Professor of History and Global Health

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

Alyssa Park

Assistant Professor and Honors Director

Modern Korean History

H. Glenn Penny


Modern European history, Critical theory, Migration and diaspora, History of Anthropology, 19th century to present relationships between Europeans and non-Europeans

R. Tyler Priest

Associate Professor of History and Geography

20th Century U.S. History, Energy and Environmental History, Energy Policy, History of Business and Technology, Public History

Jacki Thompson Rand

Associate Professor

Native North America

Leslie A. Schwalm

Professor and Chair of Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies

Slavery (U.S. and Comparative), Women's history, 19th century U.S. history, History of Race, Civil War and Reconstruction

Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Associate Professor

Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Adjunct Faculty (College of Law), Secondary appointment in History

Landon Storrs

Professor and Chair

20th Century U.S. Social and Political History

Katherine H. Tachau


Medieval intellectual history, History of science and philosophy, Medieval Universities, Medieval Latin Paleography and Codicology, History of medieval manuscript art and illumination

Stephen Warren

Associate Professor of History and American Studies

American Indian histories and cultures, Ethno-historical methods, Iowa and Midwestern history, Community-Engaged Scholarship

Nick Yablon

Associate Professor

Nineteenth-century US cultural and urban history, visual culture, memory

Elizabeth Yale


History of Science and Medicine, History of the Book, Early Modern Europe, British History

Michael Zmolek


World history, History and development of Capitalism, Evolution of manufacturing in England (aka [first] Industrial Revolution), International development, Environmental history and politics

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

Aldrin Tinashe Magaya

Visiting Assistant Professor

Socio-Environmental History of Zimbabwe, African history

David Tucker

Visiting Assistant Professor

Asian History (Japan, China)

Aihua Zheng

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies

Modern Japan , Religions of East Asia, Zen Buddhism, Gender and Family in East Asia

Adjunct Faculty

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

Marvin L. Bergman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

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

Jennifer Sessions

Adjunct Associate Professor

Modern France, European empires, Cultural history, France and its overseas empire, Culture and politics

Franklin Yoder

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Iowa History, Amish History

Emeritus Faculty

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

R. David Arkush, In memory of

Professor Emeritus

Modern China

Constance H. Berman

Professor Emerita

Medieval Social, Economic, Religious, and Women's History (France and Italy)

T. Dwight Bozeman

Professor Emeritus

American Religious History

Kenneth Cmiel, In memory of

Lawrence E. Gelfand, In memory of

Ralph Giesey, In memory of

Early History of France

Paul R. Greenough

Professor Emeritus

History of Modern India, Environmental and Global Health History

Sarah Hanley

Professor Emerita

Early Modern & Modern France, Politics, Society, & Gender, Law & Litigation

Ellis W. Hawley

Professor Emeritus
United States Economic, Cultural and Political History

Henry Horwitz

Professor Emeritus

Early Modern England, English Legal History

Kathleen Kamerick

Lecturer (Retired)

Medieval & Early Modern European History, History of the Book, Women's History

Linda K. Kerber

May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Emerita, Lecturer in Law

U.S. Women's History, Legal and Intellectual History, U.S. Early Republic

Jaroslaw Pelenski

Russian, Soviet, and East Central European History

Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Professor Emeritus

History of the American West

David Schoenbaum

Professor Emeritus

German and Military History, 19th & 20th Century Europe, International Relations, Social History of Music & The Violin

Alan Spitzer

Professor Emeritus
French Intellectual History

Allen Steinberg

Emeritus Associate Professor

American Social, Legal, & Urban History, Cultural Conflict in Modern America

H. Shelton Stromquist

Professor Emeritus

American, Social, and Labor History

Stephen Vlastos

Professor Emeritus

Modern Japanese history, Agrarian political economy during the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, Japanese culture, traditions and modernity, Japan and U.S. Relations, International relations in Asia Pacific region