Faculty and Staff


  • Sanjam Ahluwalia


    Professor, Director of Women & Gender Studies AY 17-18

    Women and Gender Histories, Feminist theories, World History, Histories of Birth Control and Reproductive Health

    Phone: 928.523.8709
    Office: LA 218
    Email: Sanjam.Ahluwalia@nau.edu 

  • Michael A. Amundson

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    Recent America, American West, Southwest, Atomic Age, Public History

    Phone: 928.523.6331
    Office: LA 315
    Email: Michael.Amundson@nau.edu 


  • Christi Carlson



    History and Social Studies Education

    Phone: 928.523.8153
    Office: LA 209e
    Email: Christi.Carlson@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Leilah C. Danielson



    U.S. Cultural and Political History, Social Movements, Cold War, and History Education

    Phone: 928.523.8425
    Office: LA 205
    Email: Leilah.Danielson@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Paul V. Dutton


    Professor, Graduate Studies Director AY 17-18

    Modern Europe, France, World History, Liberalism, International Policies

    Phone: 928.523.8830
    Office: LA 309
    Email: Paul.Dutton@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Thomas Finger

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    Assistant Professor

    Environmental History

    Phone: 928.523.1293
    Office: BIO 207
    Email: Thomas.Finger@nau.edu 

  • Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall

    Assistant Professor

    Native American History

    Phone: 928.523.8418
    Office: BIO 205
    Email: Ryan.Hall@nau.edu 

  • Derek Heng

    Derek Heng 

    Department Chair, Professor

    Phone: 928.523.5685
    Office: LA 209g

    Email: Derek.Heng@nau.edu  

  • Sanjay Joshi

    Sanjay Joshi 

    Professor, SABBATICAL AY 17-18

    South Asia, World History, Colonialism and Nationalism, Postcolonial Historiography, Religion

    Phone: 928.523.6216
    Office: LA 206
    Email: Sanjay.Joshi@nau.edu  

  • Ryan Kashanipour

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    Assistant Professor

    Latin America

    Phone: 928.523.6210
    Office: BIO 206
    Email: Ryan.Kashanipour@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


  • Jeremy LaBuff



    Ancient Greece and Rome

    Phone: 928.523.4518
    Office: LA 209d
    Email: Jeremy.LaBuff@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Heather E. Martel

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    Associate Professor

    US/Gender History, Colonial Americas, Gender and Sexuality, Colonialism

    Phone: 928.523.6993
    Office: BIO 208
    Email: Heather.Martel@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Eric V. Meeks


    Associate Professor

    U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, Chicano/a, Race and Ethnicity, United States

    Phone: 928.523.8428
    Office: LA 314
    Email: Eric.Meeks@nau.edu


  • Camarin Porter

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    Medieval & Early Modern Europe, World, and Comparative Religious History.


    Phone: 928.523.6519
    Office: LA 217
    Email: Camarin.Porter@nau.edu 

  • Scott S. Reese



    Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, World History, Religion, World History, Colonialism and Nationalism

    Phone: 928.523.9049
    Office: LA 344
    Email: Scott.Reese@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Ana Varela-Lago


    Senior Lecturer

    Modern European and World

    Phone: 928.523.0317
    Office: BIO 204
    Email: Ana.Varela@nau.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Lindsay Wilson


    Associate Professor

    Gender, Early Modern Europe, France, History of Medicine, Social and Cultural History

    Phone: 928.523.6217
    Office: LA 115b
    Email: Lindsay.Wilson@nau.edu 

  • Linda Sargent Wood


    Associate Chair, Associate Professor

    History and Social Studies Education

    Phone: 928.523.6211
    Office: LA 313
    Email: Linda.Sargent.Wood@nau.edu 

  • Yanqiu Zheng

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    China / East Asian Studies

    Phone: 928.523.6571

    Office: LA 115a

    Email: Y.Zheng@nau.edu

  • Department Support

    Administrative Associate 928.523.6372

    Graduate Assistants: Alex Anthony, Thomas Bourne, Jesse Cavalari, Christian Flanders, Jeffrey Hawkes, Orr Jacob, A. Gabriel Nava, Megan Nolan

Emeritus Faculty

Harvey W. Becher - History of Science, Modern Europe
Charles Connell- Medieval Europe, Religion, Historiography 
Susan M. Deeds - Latin America, Mexico, Borderlands History
Curtis M Hinsley- Regents Professor of History
David H. Kitterman - Germany, Russia, Modern Europe
Cynthia Kosso- Ancient World, Archaeology, Greece and Rome
John Leung- Chinese Intellectual and Social History, Modern China, Modern Japan
Clara M. Lovett - Nineteenth-Century Europe Politics and Social Structure, Italy, France, History of Education
George W. Lubick - Environmental History, History of the American West
Dwight E. Mayo - Military History, History of Intellectual Progress, Treaties
Larry A. McFarlane - American Economic, Business, and Agricultural History
Margaret R. Morley - American Diplomatic History, Women's History, Early Nineteenth Century American History
Katharine F. Nutt - History of the American West, Colorado Plateau History
Monte M. Poen - Recent American History, History of the American Presidency
Philip R. Rulon - History Education, History of the American Presidency
David K. Strate - History Education, History of the American West, Oral History
Andrew Wallace - Arizona and Southwest History, Military History, Civil War History