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Faculty and Staff

The faculty members of the Department of History at Duquesne:
  • include veteran faculty members, with many years of teaching experience and strong records of research and publication, as well as a number of energetic younger scholars
  • are strongly committed to working closely with students and welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with all who seek a career in studying the past
The departmental staff is committed to serving and meeting the needs of:
  • History majors and graduate students
  • full- and part-time faculty members
  • the Department Chair and program directors
  • the Duquesne University community as a whole

Full-Time Faculty

Bucciantini, Alima
Assistant Professor of History
Public History, Social and Economic History 
Parsons, Elaine
Associate Professor of History
19th Century American History, gender, reform, and politics

Cahall, Michael
Assistant Professor of History
Director, Graduate Studies in History

19th Century American Intellectual
and Cultural History
Parsons, Jotham
Associate Professor of History
Medieval and Early Modern European History
Coohill, Joseph
Assistant Professor of History
19th Century British and Irish History
Sienkewicz, Julia A.
Assistant Professor of Art History
18th-20th Century American Art and Architecture, landscape design, aesthetic theory 18th and 19th Century British Art
Dwyer, John ("Jay")
Associate Professor of History
Chair, Department of History

Latin American History and
U.S. & Latin-America/U.S. & Mexico Relations
Simpson, Andrew ("Drew")
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Contemporary U.S. History 
Hyland, Matthew
Assistant Professor of History
Public History and Material Culture
Steinmetz, Charles ("Chuck")
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Colonial African and East African History 
Li, Jing ("Jay")
Associate Professor of History
East Asian History

Vardy, Steven B.
Distinguished Professor of History
Russian, Eastern European, and Immigration History

Mayer, Holly
Associate Professor of History 
Early American History


Part-Time Faculty

Davis, Adam (M.A.)
Haber, Maya (Ph.D.)
Hier, Chuck (Ph.D.)
Joseph, Anthony (M.A., M.S.Ed.)
Rodrigues, Robert (M.A., M.S.Ed.)
Trimarchi, Carolyn
White, Thomas (M.A.)
Wilf, Charles (Ph.D.)

Administrative Staff

Donaldson, Laura E. (M.A.)