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312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: Anderson 312
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Wayne Hanley
Departmental Chairperson
Office: Anderson 312C
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: Anderson 312D6
Phone: 610-436-2971

Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: Anderson 309A
Phone: 610-436-0734

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: Anderson 309B
Phone: 610-436-2972


With 20 full-time faculty members, the Department of History has specialists in many areas of American and European history as well as African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle East studies. We are teacher-scholars, each active researchers in our sub-field, while dedicated to our students' education. Learn more about our faculty's projects and retired faculty.

Cecilia Chien

Martha Donkor

  • Associate Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies
  • 303 Anderson
  • 610-436-2569

Éric Fournier

Jonathan C. Friedman

  • Professor of History
  • Director of Graduate Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • 312C Anderson
  • 610-436-2972

Brenda Gaydosh

  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • 312B Anderson
  • 610-436-0734

Karin Erdevig Gedge

  • Professor of History
  • Social Studies Education Coordinator
  • 312D Anderson
  • 610-436-2971

Steve Gimber

  • Associate Professor of History
  • American Studies Coordinator
  • 304 Anderson
  • 610-436-2237

Wayne Hanley

Charles Hardy

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum

Robert J. Kodosky

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Assistant Department Chair
  • 309A Anderson
  • 610-436-2288

Anne E. Krulikowski

Thomas Legg

Tia Malkin-Fontecchio

Brent Ruswick

James Scythes

Janneken Smucker

tonya thames-taylor

Elizabeth Urban