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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

For more information about our faculty members' current work in the field of History, check out our News and Events page.

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 

Mayer, Holly
Associate Professor of History
Early American History

Cahall, Michael
Assistant Professor of History
19th Century American Intellectual
and Cultural History
Parsons, Elaine
Associate Professor of History
19th Century American History, gender, reform, and politics
Coohill, Joseph
Assistant Professor of History
19th Century British and Irish History
Parsons, Jotham
Associate Professor of History
Medieval and Early Modern European History
Dwyer, John
Associate Professor of History and Department Chair
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
Associate Professor of History
East Asian History
Vardy, Steven B.
Distinguished Professor of History
Russian, Eastern European, and Immigration History

Current Part-Time Faculty

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

Administrative Staff

Donaldson, Laura E. (M.A.)