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15 UCO Department of History and Geography faculty and staff members in 2023

  • Katrina Lacher, Department Chair; Director, Sustainability Studies Minor
  • Marc Goulding, Assistant Chair; Director, Race and Ethnic Studies Minor; Undergraduate History Advisor

Full-Time Faculty

  • Chelsea Ball, Director of Museum Studies
  • Michelle Brym, Director of Passport Program
  • Lindsey Churchill, Director of Women’s Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center; Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
  • Maria Diaz Montejo, Lecturer
  • Erik Huneke, Director of Russian Studies Minor; Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor; Phi Alpha Theta Advisor
  • Xiaobing Li,  Don Betz Chair in International Studies; Director of Western Pacific Institute
  • Patricia Loughlin, Professor of History
  • Andrew Magnusson, Director of Graduate Studies
  • Natalie Panther, Director of Indigenous Studies Minor
  • Edith Ritt-Coulter, Lecturer of History 
  • Michael S. Springer, Director of Office of High-Impact Practices
  • Brad Watkins, Professor of Geography; Gamma Theta Upsilon Advisor
  • Michael Weeks, Assistant Professor of History; Director of History Education

Emeritus Faculty

  • Stanley Adamiak
  • Kenny Brown
  • Jeff Plaks
  • Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen


  • Cheryl Caffee
  • Travis Chambers
  • Carrie Fox
  • Gina Gordon
  • Herb Ham
  • Erin Karl
  • Xiaoxiao Li
  • Dawn St. Clare


  • Wendy O’Brien,  Administrative Assistant
  • Heidi Vaughn, Director of the Laboratory of History Museum, Interim Director of Museum Studies Program