Faculty in the Department of History

Department Chair

Kyle G. Volk Associate Professor of History; Chair of the Department of History

Office: LA 252
Email: kyle.volk@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Wintersession 2020: By appointment. All office-hour meetings will be conducted via Zoom (use this link to enter the "waiting room"). Please email me for an appointment.

Field of Study:

United States History; Democracy, Capitalism, & the American State; Political, Intellectual, Social & Legal History; Public Policy & Political Economy; Civil Rights & Civil Liberties


Claire Rydell Arcenas Assistant Professor of History; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: LA 261
Email: claire.arcenas@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2020, via Zoom!

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm (Please use this Zoom link to enter the waiting room.)
Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm (Please use this Zoom link to enter the waiting room.)
& by appointment.

Field of Study:

American History; Intellectual History; History of Political Thought and Politics; History of Education; History of the Atlantic World; Historiography; Digital Humanities.

Scott Arcenas Assistant Professor

Office: LA 263
Email: scott.arcenas@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Wednesdays, 2-4, and by appointment

Field of Study:

European History; Political, Economic, and Social History of the Ancient Mediterranean; Digital History; Ancient Historiography; Greek and Latin Literature

Richard Drake Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History

Office: University Hall 314
Email: richard.drake@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 10-12, and by appointment.

Field of Study:

Modern European Social, Cultural, and Intellectual History; Italian History; Terrorism; Contemporary Europe; Historiography; Modern American Foreign Policy

John Eglin Professor of History

Office: LA 255
Email: john.eglin@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

On Sabbatical, 2020-21

Field of Study:

Early Modern European History, particularly Great Britain; Cultural History

Robert H. Greene Associate Professor of History

Office: LA 260
Email: robert.greene@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2020: Mondays, 10am-12pm via Zoom.  Click this link to enter the Waiting Room.


Field of Study:

Cultural, Political, and Social History of Russia and the Soviet Union; Religious History

Anya Jabour Regents Professor of History

Office: LA 254
Email: anya.jabour@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Mondays, 2-4, and by appointment. All office hours will be conducted via Zoom.

Current students should use the relevant class link posted on Moodle. Others should use https://umontana.zoom.us/j/2482359688.

Field of Study:

U.S. Social, Political, and Cultural History; Women, Family, Gender, and Sexuality; The American South; Progressive Era and New Deal

Mehrdad Kia Professor of History; Director, Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center

Office: Stone Hall 303C
Email: mehrdad.kia@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-5pm and by appointment

Field of Study:

Middle Eastern History; Central Asia; North Africa; Islamic Civilization

Nathaniel B. Levtow Associate Professor; Director of Global Humanities and Religions

Office: LA 150
Email: nathaniel.levtow@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2020:

Tues and Thurs 2:15 - 3:15 and by appointment.

For a Zoom office appointment please email nathaniel.levtow@umontana.edu

Field of Study:

Ancient history; history of religion; biblical studies

Michael Mayer Professor of History

Office: LA 253
Email: michael.mayer@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

MWF 3:00-4:00

Field of Study:

United States since 1945; History of American Law; U.S. Civil Rights Movement; Post-World War II American Culture

Jody Pavilack Associate Professor of History; Director of Graduate Studies

Office: LA 265
Email: jody.pavilack@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

FALL 2020, via Zoom:
Tues, 11-12 and Thurs, 2-3: click to enter the waiting room
I am also happy to meet via Zoom by appointment; please email me to set up a time.

Field of Study:

Modern Latin American History; Social, Cultural, and Political History; Labor; Historical Memory

Tobin Miller Shearer Professor of History; Director of African-American Studies

Office: LA 262
Email: tobin.shearer@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall Semester 2020
Wednesdays, 1-3:00 p.m.

Please use this Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/92757844921

No appointment required but advance notice always appreciated.

And gladly by appointment.

Field of Study:

African-American History; Race; Religious History; Children's History; Anabaptist History; Civil Rights movement History; social movement history;

Jeff Wiltse Professor of History

Office: LA 251
Email: jeff.wiltse@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

All office hours for the Fall 2020 semester will be conducted via Zoom.

Mondays: 3:00-4:00 pm (use this link to enter the "waiting room" for this time)

Wednesdays: 1:00-1:45 pm (use this link to enter the "waiting room for this time)


Field of Study:

Modern American Social and Cultural History; Public Space and Public Life; Montana History

Visiting Faculty

Leif Fredrickson Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Office: LA 260
Email: leif.fredrickson@umconnect.umt.edu
Office Hours:

9am-11am (Thursday) or by appointment. *Remote via Zoom for 2020 and 2021. Click to enter waiting room.

Field of Study:

Modern US History; Urban and Environmental History; Public History

Gillian Glaes Visiting Associate Professor of History

Office: LA 259
Email: gillian.glaes@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

T/TH 12:30-1:30 p.m. & by appointment (via Zoom)

Field of Study:

Modern Transnational and Global History; Europe, Africa, and Latin America; Postcolonialism and the State

James Koch Visiting Professor of History

Office: 240 Keith Avenue
Email: jkoch@odu.edu
Office Hours:

Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and by appointment.  We will meet in the UC.

Field of Study:

American Military History; World War II

Research Faculty

Ted Catton
Associate Research Professor

Office: home
Email: ted.catton@umontana.edu
Field of Study:

History of conservation, Indians and the environment, the fur trade, National Park Service organizational history

Diane Krahe
Faculty Affiliate

Office: home
Email: dianekrahe@gmail.com
Field of Study:

Environmental History, Indian History, Public History, Wilderness

Steven I. Levine
Senior Fellow, Chinese History and Politics, and U.S.-China Relations

Email: steven.levine@mso.umt.edu

Affiliated Faculty

David Beck

Office: NAC 203D (closed) No in-person meetings, please e-mail
Email: dave.beck@mso.umt.edu

Wade Davies

Office: NAC 203A
Email: wade.davies@mso.umt.edu
Field of Study:

Navajo health and healing, Native American sports and games

Ardeshir Kia
Associate Director, Central and Southwest Asia Program

Office: Stone Hall 303B
Email: ardi.kia@mso.umt.edu

Adrea Lawrence
Dean & Professor, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Office: ED 321C
Email: adrea.lawrence@mso.umt.edu
Field of Study:

History of Education; American Indian History