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Department Governance

Administrative Positions

  • The Head of the Department of History is Claudio Saunt (term expires June 2022).
  • The Director of Graduate Studies is Dan Rood.
  • The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Stephen Mihm.


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)

  • Joey Kellner (term expires April 2024)
  • Cindy Hahamovitch (term expires April 2022)

Graduate Studies (3-year term; elected spring)

  • Peter Hoffer (term expires May 2023)
  • Susan Mattern (term expires May 2023)
  • Jake Short (term expires May 2024)
  • Dan Rood (ex officio)

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

  • James Brooks (term expires August 2023)
  • Oscar Chamosa (term expires August 2023)
  • Tim Cleaveland (term expires August 2022)

Personnel (2-year term; elected fall)

  • John Morrow, Jr. (term expires August 2023)
  • Ari Levine (term expires August 2022)
  • Jennifer Palmer (term expires August 2023)

Policy (2-year term; elected spring)

  • Ben Ehlers (term expires May 2023)
  • Akela Reason (term expires May 2022)
  • Reinaldo Román (term expires May 2022)
  • Michael Winship (term expires May 2022)
  • Tim Yang (term expires May 2023)
  • Dan Rood (ex officio)
  • Stephen Mihm (ex officio)
  • Claudio Saunt (ex officio)

Undergraduate Studies (3-year term; elected spring)

  • Kevin Jones (term expires May 2023)
  • Steve Soper (term expires May 2024)
  • Montgomery Wolf (term expires May 2022)
  • Stephen Mihm (ex officio)

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