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Academic Advising: Covid-19 Safety

Learn about temporary changes to Academic Advising while Covid-19 safety precautions are in place. Your advisors have not changed, but methods for making appointments and meeting have.

Other Advising Options

For prospective students: Please call Alexis Magaña at: 303-605-5884

For help outside of drop-in advising times: Please e-mail Dr. Matthew Makley at: mmakley@msudenver.edu.  

Contact Information

Prospective History Majors, Minors, and Licensure Students

Students considering a History major or minor or planning on using History as a major in one of the education licensure programs should come to the Department to set up an appointment with an advisor. You may contact either of the Department's administrative assistants

  • Chrystyna Banks or
  • Joseph Grannes

by e-mail or phone to set up an advising appointment. If you want to be advised by a specific faculty member you may contact that member via e-mail to set up an appointment. See the Faculty/Staff list below for contact information.

The University Catalog details requirements for the History major and minor as well as for the Secondary and other Education Licensure programs. Students should review those requirements before coming to the History Department for advising.

Campus Location

Central Classroom Building 211

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 27
Denver CO 80217-3362

Phone:

(303) 615-0500


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Shelby Balik
Associate Professor


303-615-0152



sbalik@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211F

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

A.B., Brown University; A.M., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph. D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Areas of Interest:

Early American History, History of American Religion, American Families, Material Culture, American Slavery, and the History of Education

 

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-034--Multicultural America 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 1150-040--Multicultural America 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 3440-014--American Slavery 

TR 12:30-01:45pm (Synchronous online course) 

HIS 4820-010--Senior Seminar 

TR 11:30-12:15pm (CN 222) 

 

 



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Chrystyna Banks
Academic Program Coordinator


303-615-1539



bankschr@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211A

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:

8:00-5:00

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile



Cristina Bejan
Affiliate Faculty


303-605-7243



cbejan@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 U

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 1045-031--Europe, Renaissance to Present

Asynchronous online course

 



Monica Black
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-3113



mblack19@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 X

Office Hours:

By appointment only

 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1600-014--Women in World History 

TR 12:30-01:45pm (Synchronous online course) 

HIS 1600-022--Women in World History 

TR 03:30-04:45pm (Synchronous online course) 

HIS 1600-033--Women in World History 

Asynchronous online course 

 



Andrew Detch
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0500



adetch@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
CN 211 U

Office Hours:

By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-022--Multicultural America

TR 03:30-04:45pm (Synchronous online course)

 



Derek Everett
Senior Lecturer


303-615-0398



deveret4@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211AA

Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday:

11:00-12:30pm

And by appointment 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Western State College of Colorado, M.A. Colorado State University, Ph.D. University of Arkansas

 

Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1210-031--American History to 1865 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 1210-032--American History to 1865 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 1210-033--American History to 1865 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 3590-031--American Immigration History 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 3590-032--American Immigration History 

Asynchronous online course 

 

 



Nicole Farina
Affiliate Faculty


303-605-7241



nfarina@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 U

Office Hours:

Monday:

3:00-5:00pm

And by appointment 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1210-017--American History to 1865 

MW 02:00-03:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1220-010--American History since 1865 

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course) 

 

 



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Margaret "Meg" Frisbee
Associate Professor


303-615-0438



mfrisbee@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211B

Office Hours:

Monday:

10:00-12:30PM

And by appointment

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Loyola Marymount University, M.A. California State University, Northridge, Ph.D. University of New Mexico

 

Areas of Interest:

The West, Sports and Popular Culture

 

Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1220-031--American History since 1865 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 1220-034--American History since 1865 

Asynchronous online course 

HIS 3420-010--American West 

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course) 

HIS 3530-014--American Baseball History 

TR 12:30-01:45pm (Synchronous online course) 

 

 

 



Barbara Gabriel
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-3113



gabriel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 W

Office Hours:

By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1030-017--World History to 1500 

MW 02:00-03:15pm (Synchronous online course) 

HIS 1045-013--Europe, Renaissance to Present 

MW 12:30-01:45pm (Synchronous online course) 

 



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Joseph Grannes
Assistant to the Academic Program Coordinator


303-615-1541



jgrannes@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:

8:00am-5:00pm

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile



Kimberly "Kim" Klimek
Associate Professor


303-615-0698



klimekk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211T

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. University of Colorado, M.A. Colorado State University, Ph.D. University of New Mexico

 

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 1035-009--Medieval World

MW 11:00-12:15pm (PL 248)

HIS 1045-005--Europe, Renaissance to Present

MW 09:30-10:45am (CN 222)

HIS 3120-021--Medieval History

MW 03:30-04:45pm (Synchronous online course)

 



Jennifer Koshatka Seman
Lecturer


303-556-3113



jseman@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 X

Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday:

11:00-01:30PM

And by appointment

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-032--Multicultural America

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1150-038--Multicultural America

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1150-043--Multicultural America

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1300-006--Latin American History

TR 09:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1300-018--Latin American History

TR 02:00-03:15pm (Synchronous online course)

 



Todd Laugen

R. "Todd" Laugen
Professor


303-615-0737



rlaugen@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211L

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. University of Virginia, A.M. Stanford University, Ph.D. University of Colorado

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-005--Multicultural America

MW 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1150-014--Multicultural America

TR 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)



Stephen Leonard
Professor


303-615-0753



leonards@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211C

Office Hours:

Wednesday:

09:30-12:00noon

And by email

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Regis College, M.A. University of Wyoming, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School

 

Areas of Interest:

The History of Colorado and Denver

 

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:

HIS 3425-031--Colorado and the Nation

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3425-032--Colorado and the Nation

Asynchronous online course



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Andrea Maestrejuan
Associate Professor


303-615-0786



amaestre@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211F

Office Hours:

By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. University of California, Irvine, M.A. University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1040-031--World History since 1500

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3245-018--Russian History: Princes to Putin

TR 2:00-3:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3625-031--American Environmental History

Asynchronous online course

HIS 4820-025--Senior Seminar

W 5:30-8:20pm (Synchronous online course)



Alexis Magaña

Alexis Magaña
Academic Advisor


303-605-5884



amagana6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 J

Office Hours:

TBD

 

Campus Box Number:
71


Directory Profile

Bio:

Please contact via e-mail:

amagana6@msudenver.edu



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Matthew "Thew" Maher
Senior Lecturer


303-615-0791



maher@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211N

Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday:

12:00-2:00PM

 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Drake University, M.A. State University of New York, University Center at Binghamton

 

Areas of Interest:

History of Labor, Social History, Intellectual History, World History, Women's History, East-Asian History, Ancient Religions and Philosophies, and History of the United States

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 3210-013--French Revolution

MW 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3735-031--World War II

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3735-032--World War II

Asynchronous online course



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Matthew "Matt" Makley
Professor/Chair


303-615-0793



mmakley@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211G

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Humboldt University, M.A. California State University, Chico, Ph.D. Arizona State University

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-032--Multicultural American

Asynchronous online course



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Jacqueline McLeod
Professor


303-352-4485



jmcleod2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
304E

Office Hours:

See Africana Studies Department

Campus Box Number:
17


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. John Jay College, J.D. University of Toledo, Ph.D. Michigan State University

 

Fall 2020 History Class Schedule:

HIS 1940-006/AAS 1130-001--Survey of African History

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1940-031/AAS 1130-003--Survey of African History

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3570-022/AAS 3570-001--African American History I

Asynchronous online course

 



Peter Mehlbach
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-3113



pmehlbac@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 W

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1040-018--World History since 1500

TR 2:00-3:15pm (Synchronous online course)



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Andrew Muldoon
Associate Professor


303-615-0908



amuldoo1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211P

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:

10:00-12:00 Noon

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Tufts University, M.Phil. Cambridge University, M.A., Ph.D. Washington University

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1040-006--World History since 1500

TR 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1040-032--World History since 1500

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1270-013--India and South Asia

MW 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3340-031--Ireland and the Irish

Asynchronous online course



Brandon Olson
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-3113



bolson18@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 W

Office Hours:

By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1030-005--World History to 1500

MW 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1030-010--World History to 1500

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1030-013--World History to 1500

MW 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3131-014--Ancient Greece

TR 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3132-006--Age of Alexander

TR 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)



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Patricia "Tish" Richard
Associate Professor


303-615-1059



richarpa@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211B

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Greenville Collge, M.A. University of San Diego, Ph.D. Marquette University

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1220-010--American History since 1865

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS/GWS 1600-031--Women in World History

Asynchronous online course

HIS/GWS 1600-032--Women in World History

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3520-006--Civil War and Reconstruction

TR 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)



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Kevin Rucker
Senior Lecturer


303-615-1084



ruckerk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211Z

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. Metropolitan State College of Denver, B.A. University of Colorado at Denver , M.A. University of Colorado at Denver

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1150-002--Multicultural America

TR 8:00-9:15am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1150-006--Multicultural America

TR 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1150-016--Multicultural America

TR 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1150-033--Multicultural America

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1150-039--Multicultural America

Asynchronous online course



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Paul Sidelko
Associate Professor


303-615-1164



psidelko@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211R

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Swarthmore College, M.A., Ph.D. University of Toronto

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1035-018--Medieval World

TR 2:00-3:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1035-021--Medieval World

MW 3:30-4:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1035-022--Medieval World

TR 3:30-4:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3770-017--World of Islam

MW 2:00-3:15pm (Synchronous online course)



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Justin Stephens
Associate Professor


303-615-1193



jsteph46@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211S

Office Hours:

Tuesday:

9:00-12:00 Noon

And by appointment 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. College of Idaho, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1030-014--World History to 1500

TR 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1030-018--World History to 1500

TR 2:00-3:30pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1030-031--World History to 1500

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3160-010--Rome and the Caesars

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)



Xiansheng Tian
Professor


303-615-1238



tian@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211M

Office Hours:

Wednesday:

9:30-12:30PM

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A. Henan University, Kaifeng, M.A. SUNY-Cortland, Ph.D. Oklahoma State University

 

Areas of Interest:

East-Asian History

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1220-032--American History since 1865

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1250-009--China and East Asia

MW 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1250-010--China and East Asia

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 3740-005--Modern Japan

MW 9:30-10:45am (Synchronous online course)



Todd Upton
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-3113



upton@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 W

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fall 2020 Class Schedule: 

HIS 1030-001--World History to 1500

F 11:00-1:50pm (Synchronous online course)



David Varel
Affiliate Faculty


303-605-7242



dvarel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 U

Office Hours:

By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-035--Multicultural America 

Asynchronous online course

 



Brian Weiser
Professor


303-615-1292



bweiser1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211Q

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.A., M.A. Columbia University, Ph.D. Washington University

 

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1030-032--World History to 1500

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1045-031--Europe, Renaissance to Present

Asynchronous online course

HIS 1045-032--Europe, Renaissance to Present

Asynchronous online course

HIS 3331-031--Tudor & Stuart England

Asynchronous online course



David Yee
Associate Professor


303-615-0500



dyee2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
CN 211K

Office Hours:

TBD

Campus Box Number:
27


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

HIS 1150-010--Multicultural America

TR 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1150-026--Multicultural America

TR 5:30-6:45pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1300-009--Latin American History

MW 11:00-12:15pm (Synchronous online course)

HIS 1300-013--Latin American History

MW 12:30-1:45pm (Synchronous online course)

 



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