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Department of History and Political Science: Faculty

Students are encouraged to work with faculty who are engaged in diverse, broadly-based scholarship. The faculty strives to mentor and develop students as they build character and careers.

Click on each of our faculty member's profiles below to learn more about his or her experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Michael Slaven


    Dr. Slaven specializes in writing on the obscene propaganda produced in France during the minority More


  • Dr. Melanie J. Blumberg


    Blumberg is professor of Political Science and campus director of the American Democracy More

  • Dr. Clarissa W. Confer

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Confer teaches and researches in the fields of the Civil War and Native American and U.S. More

  • Dr. Paul Crawford


    Dr. Crawford is a specialist in the history of the crusades and of the military-religious  More

  • Dr. Kelton Edmonds


    Dr. Kelton Edmonds grew up in Portsmouth, Va., and graduated high school in 1993.  He was More

  • Dr. Joseph C. Heim


    Dr. Joseph Heim has served as a diplomat in the State Department (on one occasion with the Policy More

  • Sean Madden

    Professor and Director of International Studies

    Dr. Madden came to Cal U in 1989.  He teaches courses including U.S. History, History of More

  • Dr. Marta S. McClintock-Comeaux

    Associate Professor and Director of the Office of Women's Studies

    Dr. McClintock-Comeaux began her tenure at Cal U in fall 2007. Under her leadership, the  More

  • Dr. Ambrus Price

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Price began his teaching career at Clark Atlanta University and his research career at the More

  • Dr. Craig A. Smith


    Dr. Smith is the author of Failing Justice: Charles Evans Whittaker on the Supreme Court More

  • Dr. Laura Tuennerman


    Monographs  Transnational Indians of the North American West, co-editor with Clarissa More