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Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Laurie Bernstein, Chair
(856) 225-2716
lbernste@camden.rutgers.edu

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The Department of History’s faculty members are teacher-scholars who are equally committed to education and to research. Thematically, we deal not only with politics and ideas, but also with society, popular culture, minorities, military affairs, and business. The courses we teach are designed to deepen our students’ understanding of such issues and sharpen their skills appropriate to a variety of graduate programs and professional career-paths.

Laurie Bernstein

Laurie Bernstein

Department Chair
Title/Rank: Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., Sonoma State University, 1976; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981, 1987.
Areas of Special Interest: Russian and Soviet history; European women’s history; Jewish history.
Email address: lbernste@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2716
Office: #202 in 429 Cooper
Website: http://lauriebernstein.rutgers.edu/

Richard Demirjian

Richard Demirjian, Jr.

Title/Rank: Instructor of History
Education: B.A., Rutgers University – Camden, 1997; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1999, 2013.
Areas of Special Interest: U.S. political and economic history; state-building and nationalism.
Email address: rdemirj@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6744

Kate Epstein

Katherine Epstein

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., Yale University, 2004; M.Phil., Cambridge University 2005; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2011.
Areas of Special Interest: military history, international relations, late 19th-early 20th century American history.
Email address: kce17@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2721
Website: http://katherineepstein.rutgers.edu/

Wayne Glasker

Wayne Glasker

Title/Rank: Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1980, 1981, 1994.
Areas of Special Interest: African-American history; 20th Century U.S. history; Africa.
Email address: glasker@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6220
Website: http://glasker.rutgers.edu/

Janet Golden

Janet Golden

Graduate Program Director
Title/Rank:
Professor of History
Education: B.A., Boston University, Sociology, cum laude, 1973; M.U.A., Boston University, Urban Affairs Program, 1974; Ph.D., Boston University, American Studies Program, 1984.
Areas of Special Interest: medical history; women’s history; U.S. social history.
Email address: jgolden@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2813
Website: http://golden.rutgers.edu/

Nick Kapur

Nick Kapur

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., M.A., Stanford University, 2002, 2003; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University 2006, 2011.
Areas of Special Interest: East Asian history; modern Japan; U.S./Japanese relations.
Email address: nkapur@fas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:

Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees

Title/Rank: Distinguished Professor
Education: B.A., Amherst, 1963; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University, 1964, 1969.
Areas of Special Interest: modern European and American cultural history; urban history; modern Britain and modern Germany.
Email address: alees@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6071
Website: http://alees.rutgers.edu/

Kris Lindenmeyer

Kriste Lindenmeyer

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Title/Rank: Professor of History
Education: B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1985; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1987, 1991.
Areas of Special Interest: women and gender, childhood studies, U.S. social history.
Email address: kl436@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2809
Website: http://lindenmeyer.rutgers.edu/

Margaret Marsh

Margaret Marsh

Title/Rank: University Professor
Education: B.A., Rutgers University – Camden, 1967; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 1969, 1974.
Areas of Special Interest: women and gender; American culture; gender and medicine.
Email address: mmarsh@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2845
Website: http://mmarsh.rutgers.edu/

Charlene Mires

Charlene Mires

Director of MARCH (Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities)
Title/Rank: Professor of History
Education: B.S., Ball State University, 1979; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1992; Ph.D., Temple University, 1997.
Areas of Special Interest: public history; material culture; urban history (Philadelphia); 19th and 20th-century U.S. history.
Email address: cmires@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6069
Office: #102 in 429 Cooper
Website: http://charlenemires.rutgers.edu/

Susan Mokhberi

Susan Mokhberi

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001, 2006, 2010.
Areas of Special Interest: early modern European diplomatic and cultural history; encounters between East and West.
Email address: s.mokhberi@rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2712

   
Andrew Shankman

Andrew Shankman

Title/Rank: Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1992; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994, 1997.
Areas of Special Interest: colonial British North America; revolutionary and early national U.S.; early modern England.
Email address: shankman@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6477
Website: http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/about/faculty/andrew-shankman/

Lorrin Thomas

Lorrin Thomas

Co-director, Latin American and Latino Studies
Title/Rank: Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., Columbia College, 1993; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
Areas of Special Interest: Latin American history; U.S. immigration and urban history; world history.
Email address: lthomas2@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2656
Website: http://lorrinthomas.rutgers.edu/

Gerald Verbrugghe

Gerald Verbrugghe

Title/Rank: Associate Professor of History
Education: B.A., Loyola, 1967; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University, 1969, 1971.
Areas of Special Interest: ancient history; archaeology.
Email address: verbrugg@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6075
Website: http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/about/faculty/gerald-verbrugghe/

Allen Woll

Allen L. Woll

Associate Dean for Program Development and Special Projects
Title/Rank: Professor of History
Education: B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1971, 1975.
Areas of Special Interest: documentary film; American popular culture; film history; Latin American history.
Email address: awoll@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2711
Website: http://crab.rutgers.edu/%7Eawoll/

Wendy Woloson

Wendy Woloson

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor of History
Education: B.F.A., Iowa State University, 1986; M.F.A., Montana State University, 1990; M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, American Studies, 1999.
Areas of Special Interest: American popular culture; public history; U.S. economic history.
Email address: ww207@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-6064

Part-Time Lecturers in 2014-15

 Martin Clemis  

Martin Clemis - Camden County

Education:  B.A., Montclair State, 2004; M.A., Monmouth University, 2007; Ph.D. candidate, Temple University.
Email address: mclemis@gmail.com

Joseph D'Argenio 

Joseph D’Argenio – Online Courses

Education: B.A., Ramapo College, 1999; M.A., Lehigh University, 2004; Ph.D. candidate, Lehigh University.
Email address: jdargeni@gccnj.edu

Cathy D'Ignazio

Catherine D’Ignazio

Education: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1984; M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988; Ph.D., Temple University, 2010.
Email address: dignazio@camden.rutgers.edu

Chris Golding

Christopher Golding  – hybrid course at Joint Base campus

Education: B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2003; M.Litt, University of St. Andrews, 2007; Ph.D. candidate, Temple University.
Email address: cgolding@gmail.com

Rich Grippaldi

Richard Grippaldi  – Brookdale campus

Education: B.A., The College of New Jersey, 2001; Ph.D., Temple University, 2011.
Email address: richard.grippaldi@gmail.com

Juan Manuel Lombera

Juan Manuel Lombera

Education: B.Sc., Universidad Iberoamericana, 1973; M.Sc., University of Aston, 1976; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University, 2006, 2009.
Email address: juan.lombera@rutgers.edu

Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer

Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer  – Camden County campus

Education: B.A., M.A., Rutgers University-Camden, 1996, 2003; Ph.D. candidate, Temple University.
Email address:
dolo@camden.rutgers.edu

John Seitter

John Seitter – Atlantic/Cape campus

Education: B.A., Montclair State College, 1979; M.A., Rutgers University-Camden, 1998.
Email address: john.seitter@rutgers.edu

Chase Wallace

Chase Wallace – Camden County campus

Education: B.A., University of Tennessee, 2006; M.A., Ph.D., The College of William & Mary, 2008 and 2014.
Email address: cawallace@email.wm.edu

Emeritus Professors of History

Rodney Carlisle

Rodney Carlisle

Title/Rank: Emeritus Professor of History
Email address:
 carlisle@camden.rutgers.edu

Jeffrey Dorwart

Jeffery Dorwart

Title/Rank: Emeritus Professor of History
Email address:
 dorwart@camden.rutgers.edu

Howard Gillette

Howard Gillette

Title/Rank: Emeritus Professor of History
Email address: 
hfg@camden.rutgers.edu
Website: http://gillette.rutgers.edu/

Philip Scranton

Philip B. Scranton

Title/Rank: Board of Governors Professor of History
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1968, 1971, 1975.
Areas of Special Interest: American social and economic history, with emphasis on business and labor.
Email address: scranton@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Phone: (856) 225-2713
Website: http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/about/faculty/philip-scranton/

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What areas of history do history department professors cover?

  • U.S. – Demirjian, Epstein, Golden, Glasker, Lindenmeyer, Marsh, Mires, Pritchett, Scranton, Shankman, Thomas, Woll, Woloson.
  • East Asia – Kapur
  • Western Europe and Britain – Bernstein, Epstein, Lees, Mokhberi, Shankman, Verbrugghe.
  • Central and Eastern Europe – Bernstein, Lees, Verbrugghe.
  • Latin America – Thomas, Woll.
  • World history – Glasker, Kapur, Mokhberi, Thomas, Verbrugghe, Woll.
  • Gender and women’s history – Bernstein, Golden, Lindenmeyer, Marsh, Mokhberi.
  • Local history (New Jersey history and the history of the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia) – Mires, Scranton.
  • Social, intellectual, cultural diversity – Bernstein, Glasker, Golden, Lees, Lindenmeyer, Marsh, Mires, Mokhberi, Pritchett, Scranton, Verbrugghe.
  • Business and economics – Epstein, Scranton, Woloson.
  • Science and technology – Golden, Scranton.

The History Department’s Faculty Handbook.
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