Department of History



Name Title Specialization Email Phone
Molly Berger Associate Dean, and Instructor American Social and Cultural History; History of American Technology 216.368.4220
John Broich Associate Professor British Empire 216.368.5599
Daniel Cohen Associate Professor Early American History 216.368.4165
Ananya Dasgupta Assistant Professor Modern South Asian history
John Flores The Climo Junior Professor, Assistant Professor Mexican American History; History of Immigration; Labor 216.368.4219
Jay Geller The Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies, Associate Professor History of Modern Europe; German History and Jewish History 216.368.5156
John Grabowski The Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History Public History/Museum Studies; Ethnic History and Urban History 216.368.2381
David Hammack The Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History U.S. Social History, Urban History 216.368.2671
Kenneth Ledford Associate Professor and Chair History of Modern Germany; European Legal History 216.368.4144
Miriam Levin Professor Industrial History; History of European and French Technology 216.368.2624
Alan Rocke Distinguished University Professor and The Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History History of Science 216.368.2614
Jonathan Sadowsky The Theodore J. Castele Professor, Associate Professor History of Africa; Comparative History; Medical History 216.368.2622
Renee Sentilles Associate Professor History of American Women; American Studies; Cultural History 216.368.5413
Peter Shulman Associate Professor History of Technology; History of Energy; Environmental History; History of U.S. Foreign Relations 216.368.2261
Ted Steinberg The Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History U.S. Environmental; Social History; Legal History 216.368.4137
Gillian Weiss Associate Professor History of Early Modern France; Mediterranean History; Comparative Slaveries 216.368.4107
Rhonda Williams Associate Professor American History, African American History, History of Race and Gender 216.368.2515


Visiting Faculty and Lecturers

Name Title Specialization Email Phone
Cookie Woolner Postdoctoral Fellow in African-American Studies African-American History, Women’s Studies  216.368.5031


Associated Faculty

Name Title Specialization Email Phone
James Edmonson Adjunct Associate Professor and Chief Curator, Dittrick Medical History Center History of Medicine  216.368.6391
Gladys Haddad Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Director, Western Reserve Studies Symposium American Studies; Northeast Ohio History
Patricia Princehouse Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology, & Outreach Director, Institute for the Science of Origins History & Philosophy of Science, History of Ideas, Cultural Studies, Evolutionary Biology  216.368.4117
Rachel Sternberg Associate Professor Greek history; classical tradition; history of emotion; human rights  216.368.2251
John Vacha Adjunct Assistant Professor /  216.721.5722 x1503


Other Appointments

Name Title Specialization Email Phone
Amy Absher Full-time Lecturer
Bernard Jim Full-time Lecturer  216.368.5031



Name Title Email Phone
Elizabeth Weiss Department Assistant 216.368.2380