Faculty and Staff

The History department consists of 16 full-time faculty, a dozen part-time faculty members, and two administrative staff members. Some of the specialties our faculty focus include medieval Europe, Early Modern European(Renaissance and Reformation), Twentieth-Century American and World War II, Atlantic history. 


Faculty Member

Field of Interest


Michelle DenBeste

Dean of the College of Social Sciences

Modern Russia; Modern Europe; Women's History

Ethan Kytle

Department Chair


Office Hours:

1:00 PM - 2 PM MTTH


by appointment

Nineteenth-Century America; Intellectual and Cultural History; Civil War and Reconstruction; Slavery and Abolition; U.S. South; Historical Memory

Brad Jones

Associate Professor &

Graduate Coordinator


Office Hours:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MW

Colonial and Revolutionary America; The Atlantic World; 18th-century British Empire; Popular Politics


  Faculty Member Field of Interest

Mark Arvanigian



Office Hours:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MW

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM T

Medieval Europe; Britain to 1600

Daniel Cady

Associate Professor


Office Hours

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM W

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM TTH

or by appointment

Twentieth-Century U.S.; American Music; Oral History

Lori Clune



Office Hours

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM M

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM T

or by appointment


Cold War America; McCarthyism; Espionage; Propaganda; Psychological Warfare; U.S. Diplomatic History; Twentieth Century; U.S. History

John Farrell



Office Hours:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MWF

or by appointment

Historical and Cultural Preservation; Memory Studies; 20th-Century Russia; Politics of Culture
 Fields Jill Fields



Office Hours: 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM TTH

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM TTH

or by appointment

Modern U.S.; U.S. Women's History; U.S. Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Jewish Studies
 Guzman Romeo Guzman

Assistant Professor


Office Hours:

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM W

or by appointment

Twentieth-Century Mexico, Mexican migration; Chicanx Studies; Public History and Digital Humanities; Oral History
 Jordine Melissa Jordine



Office Hours:

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM T

10:00 AM - 11:30AM W


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM W

German Intervention in Northern Africa; World War II in Europe and North Africa; Modern Germany; the Holocaust

Maria-Aparecida Lopes



Office Hours:

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM TTH

or by appointment

19th and 20th Century Latin America, Mexico, and Brazil

Maritere Lopez

Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Net Initiative


Office Hours:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MWF

or by appointment

Renaissance/Reformation; Early Modern Women/Gender; Friendship & Love in the Renaissance; Early Modern Manners and Conduct Manuals

DeAnna Reese

Professor of History and Africana Studies


Office Hours

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM W

or by appointment

Twentieth-Century U.S. African American Women; Social Urban History

Blain Roberts



Office Hours:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MW

Twentieth-Century U.S. Women's and Gender History; U.S. Cultural History; the American South; Memory; Historical Tourism

Julia Shatz

Assistant Professor


Office Hours:


The modern Middle East; British Empire/History of colonialism; Transnational History; History of Childhood/Child Welfare; Global Humanitarianism

William Skuban



Office Hours: 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM T

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W

or by appointment

Latin American History; U.S. Latin American Relations; Nationalism, National Identity, and Nation-State Formation; Church-State Relations in Latin America

 Part-Time Faculty

Prof. Rowena Bermio  

Office: SS106

Office Hours: MW 9:00-10:00 am

Telephone Number: 559.278.6237

Email:  rbermio@csufresno.edu

Dr. Stephen Bohigian  

    Office: SS129

    Office Hours:  9:00 AM-10:00 AM MW

Email: stephenbohigian@csufresno.edu

Dr. Allen Carden  

Office: SS129

Office Hours: by appointment only

Email:  acarden@csufresno.edu

Prof. Vernon Creviston  

Office: SS129

Office Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MWF

Email: vcreviston@csufresno.edu

Prof. Jose Garza  

Office: SS129

Office Hours: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM T

Email: josegarza@csufresno.edu

Prof. Denise Jessie  

Office: N/A

Office Hours: by email

Email: mjessie@csufresno.edu

Dr. Lars Maischak  

   Office: N/A

   Office Hours: By appointment only

   Email: lars_maischak@csufresno.edu

   Professor's Website 

Dr. Victoria Malko  

   Office: PB409

   Office Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM W

   Email: vmalko@csufresno.edu

    Professor's Website 

Prof. Savannah Nakamura  

   Office: SS129

   Office Hours: N/A

  Email: savannahn@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Prof. Joseph Orbock  

Office: SS129

Office Hours: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM T 

or by appointment

Email: jorbock@csufresno.edu

Prof. Anthony Petersen  

    Office: SS129

    Office Hours: Digitally

or by appointment

    Email: tapetersen@csufresno.edu 

Dr. Alicia Rivera  

Office: SS129

Office Hours: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM MW


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tj

Email:  alrivera@csufresno.edu

Dr. Elvia Rodriguez  

Office: SS106

Office Hours: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM T

and 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM W

or by appointment

Telephone Number: 559.278.6237

Email: elviarodriguez@csufresno.edu

Dr. James Russell   

Office: SS123

Office Hours: by appointment

Email: cgeissert@csufresno.edu

Prof. Robin Sischo  

    Office: S162

    Office Hours: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM T

    Email: rsischo@csufresno.edu

Prof. Sean Slusser  

    Office: SS129

    Office Hours: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

                    11:00 AM -12:00 PM TH 

    Email:  seslusser@csufresno.edu

Prof. Annamarie Vallis  

   Office: SS106

   Office Hours: 2:00-4:30 PM 

                    2:00-4:45 PM 

Telephone Number: 559.278.6237

   Email: avallis@csufresno.edu 


Faculty Emeritus 

Malik Simba

Malik Simba
University of Minnesota

Area of Expertise:

Constitutional History, African-American History, History in Film. Professor's Web Page