Department Governance

Administrative Positions

  • The History Department Head is Claudio Saunt.
  • The Director of Graduate Studies is Reinaldo Román.
  • The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Jamie Kreiner.


Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

Guidelines for the Annual Evaluation of Faculty



Much of the work of the department is carried out by standing committees. Current committes and their membership include:

Franklin Senate (3-year term; elected spring)

  • Kevin Jones (term expires Apr 2018)
  • Steve Soper (term expires Apr 2019)

Graduate Studies (3-year term; elected spring)

  • Tim Cleaveland (term expires May 2017)
  • Susan Mattern (term expires May 2018)
  • Dan Rood (term expires May 2019)
  • Reinaldo Román (ex officio)

Graduate Funding Committee (2-year term; elected fall)

  • Jennifer Palmer (term expires August 2017)
  • Stephen Mihm (term expires August 2017)
  • Tim Cleaveland (term expires August 2018)

Personnel (2-year term; elected fall)

  • John Morrow, Jr. (term expires Aug 2017)
  • Ari Levine (term expires Aug 2018)
  • Akela Reason (term expires Aug 2017)

Policy (2-year term; elected spring)

  • Oscar Chamosa (term expires May 2018)
  • Akela Reason (term expires May 2017)
  • Jennifer Palmer (term expires May 2018)
  • Chana Kai Lee (term expires May 2018)
  • Susan Mattern (term expires May 2017)
  • Reinaldo Román (ex officio)
  • Jamie Kreiner (ex officio)
  • Claudio Saunt (term expires Jun 2019)

Undergraduate Studies (3-year term; elected spring)

  • Scott Nelson (replacing Husseina Dinani; term expires May 2017)
  • Stephen Mihm (term expires May 2019)
  • Montgomery Wolf (term expires May 2018)
  • Jamie Kreiner (ex officio)