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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of History (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Frederick R. Davis 

Academic Programs:


The Department of History at Purdue offers a broad range of high-quality coursework and supervision leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Hallmarks of the program include wide spatial and chronological coverage, flexibility in coursework, and close individual mentoring by a diverse group of nationally and internationally renowned faculty members.

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

  • M.A. and Ph.D. degrees

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

Early Modern European History, Modern European History, United States History, Global History, African American History, Women’s History, History of Human Rights, Transitional History, Science, Technology, and Medicine History

Combined Degree Programs: (Master’s Degree / Doctoral Degree)

  • 5 Year fast-track doctoral program

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Frederick R. Davis
Ariel de la Fuente
R. Douglas Hurt
Wendy Kline
John L. Larson
Randy W. Roberts
Michael G. Smith
Sharra Vostral
A. Whitney Walton
Melinda S. Zook

Associate Professor

David Atkinson
Tithi Bhattacharya
Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Cornelius Bynum
Vernard L. Foley
Jennifer L. Foray
Nancy Gabin
Kim Gallon
William G. Gray
Stacy E. Holden
T. Cole Jones
Rebekah A. Klein-Pejšová
Dawn G. Marsh
Silvia Z. Mitchell
Yvonne M. Pitts
Margaret Tillman

Assistant Professor

Jonathan Lande

Emeritus Faculty

John C. Contreni
Susan Curtis
Charles Cutter
Raymond E. Dumett
James R. Farr
Leonard H.D. Gordon
Sally A. Hastings
Patrick J. Hearden
Charles W. Ingrao
Franklin T. Lambert
Lois N. Magner
Robert E. May
Donald L. Parman
Jon C. Teaford
Harold D. Woodman





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