Faculty and Staff


Mackinac Hall D-1-160
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 331-3298
Fax: (616) 331-2535

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Dr. Michael Huner
[email protected]
(616) 331-3420


History Staff

Elizabeth Kovacs

Department Coordinator
[email protected]
(616) 331-2037
Elizabeth Kovacs Profile

Charlyn Worthem

[email protected]
(616) 331-3298
Charlyn Worthem Profile

Kaitlyn Greer headshot

Kaitlyn Greer

Student Assistant
Major: Exercise Science


Hannah Krebs

Student Assistant
Major: History

History Faculty


Gordon Andrews

Associate Professor
Social Studies Education
US Labor History, 20th century
Gordon Andrews Profile

Gabriele Gottlieb

Associate Professor
US Colonial, American Revolution, Crime and Punishment
Gabriele Gottlieb Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12 and 5-6, Thursday 10-12

Douglas Montagna

Associate Professor
19th-century US History, Religion
Douglas Montagna Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday and Friday 12-1 and by appoinment

Louis Moore

African-American History, US 20th-century, Sports History, Gender
Louis Moore Profile

Paul Murphy

20th-century US Intellectual and Cultural History
Paul Murphy Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1-3, Friday 11-11:50, and by appointment

Sean O'Neill

Social Studies Education
US Native American History
Sean O'Neill Profile

Nora Salas

Associate Professor
US Latino/Latina History
Nora Salas Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 or by appointment through Calendly: https://calendly.com/salasn

Scott Stabler

Social Studies Education
US Civil War, US Native American History
Scott Stabler Profile

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin

Assistant Chair
History of Medicine, US History, Public Health
Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 11-11:45 and 1-2, Friday from 11-11:45, and by appointment

David Zwart

Associate Professor
Assistant Chair
Social Studies Education
20th-century US History, Immigration
David Zwart Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30-12:30, 4-5, and by appointment

Steve Tripp

US 19th and 20th-century History, Culture and Society, History of Manhood
Steve Tripp Profile


Tamara Shreiner

Associate Professor
Social Studies Education
Tamara Shreiner Profile
On Sabbatical Winter '23

Annie Whitlock

Associate Professor of History/Social Studies
Social Studies Education
Annie Whitlock Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1-3 and by appointment



Matthew Daley

Michigan History, Great Lakes History, Urban History, Public History
Internship Coordinator
Matthew Daley Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3:45 PM and virtual by appointment

Abigail Gautreau

Assistant Professor
Public History
Abigail Gautreau Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-12 or by appointment


Alice Chapman

Medieval History, Intellectual History, Church and State
Alice Chapman Profile

On Sabbatical Winter 2023

Grace Coolidge

Early Modern Europe and Spain, Gender
Grace Coolidge Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:15-12:15 and 4-5, Thursdays 4-5, and by appointment

Jason Crouthamel

Modern Europe and Germany, Memory, Gender and Sexuality
Jason Crouthamel Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Mondays 12-1, Wednesdays 1-2

William Morison

Associate Professor
Classical Greece and Rome
William Morison Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Online both Mondays 2-3 and Thursdays 4-6, and by appointment

James Smither

Director of Veteran's History Project
Early Modern Europe and France, Military History
James Smither Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday from 10-11 and 2-3, and Fridays from 2-3


Steeve Buckridge

Director of Namibia Study Abroad, Brooks College
African History, Caribbean History, Material Culture and Dress
Steeve Buckridge Profile
On Sabbatical Until Fall 2023

David Eaton

Associate Professor
African History, World History, 20th-century
David Eaton Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-12:45

Michael Huner

Associate Professor
Modern Latin America, World History, 19th and 20th century, State Formation
Michael Huner Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Mondays, 3-4:30 or  by appointment

Chad Lingwood

Associate Professor
Middle East History, History of Iran
Chad Lingwood Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Thursdays 5:30 to 6 and virtually on Wednesdays 3:30-5:30

Patrick Shan

East Asia, History of China, 20th-Century
Patrick Shan Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:45-3:15, and by appointment

David Stark

Colonial Latin America, Caribbean, Slavery
David Stark Profile

On Leave Until Fall 2023

Yosay Wangdi

South Asia, Tibet, History of India, Religion, Environmental History
Yosay Wangdi Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4PM and by appointment

Visiting and Affiliate Faculty

Eric Covey

Visiting Professor
African, World, US
Eric Covey Profile

Peter Dobek

Visiting Professor
Public Houses (Inns, taverns, and alehouses), Food and Drink. Urban History, Medieval and Early Modern, Central Europe, Poland
Peter Dobek Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-12

Ian Van Dyke

Visiting Professor
U.S. in the World; religious and intellectual history; politics and political thought
Ian Van Dyke Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10-12 and by appointment

Joshua Morris

Visiting Professor
US, 20th Century, Labor 
Joshua Morris Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12, and by appointment

Sarah Tate

Affiliate Professor
Social Studies, Elementary Education
Sarah Tate Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2, Wednesdays 12-2, and by appointment

Brent Purkaple

Visiting Professor
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Brent Purkaple Profile
Winter '23 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11, and by appointment

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Gonzalez Profile 
Winter '23 Office Hours: Online Tuesdays 2-3 and by appointment


Scott Lingenfelter Profile 
Winter '23 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12-1 and by appointment

Patrick Pospisek Profile 

Gillian Hendershot Profile

Denise Fett

Kipp Tremlin

Emeritus Faculty

Edward Cole

Professor Emeritus

Dennis Devlin

Professor Emeritus

James Goode

Professor Emeritus

Frances Kelleher

Professor Emeritus

Lynn Mapes

Professor Emeritus

Joseph Preston

Professor Emeritus

Gary D. Stark

Professor Emeritus

John Tevebaugh

Professor Emeritus

Anthony Travis

Professor Emeritus

Kathleen Underwood

Professor Emeritus

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