History Experts

Monica J. Stenzel, MA


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  • Historic Models of Sustainability
  • History of Food
  • History of Witchcraft

J. “Bill” T. Youngs, PhD


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  • U.S. History
  • American Wilderness
  • Early America
  • National Parks

Judy Rohrer, PhD

Program Director

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Intersectional feminist responses
  • Feminist Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Hawai’i Colonial History & Politics
  • Anti-racist, Decolonial, Feminist, Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Critical Whiteness Studies
  • Activism
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • Disability Studies

John M. Collins, PhD

History Undergraduate Advisor

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  • Legal and Constitutional History
  • The History of Emergency
  • Britain
  • Early Modern Europe

Nydia A. Martinez, PhD

Dean of CAHSS

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • Social Justice
  • Latin American History
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Humility
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Mexican History
  • Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x History
  • Immigration
  • Study Abroad

Christopher C. Kirby, PhD


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  • History of Philosophy
  • Value Theory
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • American Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Existentialism & Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy

Scott Finnie, PhD

Program Director/Senior Faculty

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • American and African American History
  • Leadership Studies
  • U.S. Race Relations
  • U.S. Civil Rights
  • Affirmative Action
  • Cultural Diversity Training

José M. García-Sánchez, PhD

Professor of Spanish

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  • Spanish
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish History

Joseph U. Lenti, PhD


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  • Modern Latin America
  • Modern Mexico
  • Urban and Labor History
  • Historical Research Methods

Brian G. Buchanan, PhD

Assistant Professor

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  • Historic Archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • GIS
  • Computational Archaeology
  • British Archaeology