faculty and staff Our faculty members are experienced teachers and respected scholars in their fields. The Social Sciences Department prides itself on maintaining open and engaging faculty-student relationships. They're dedicated to helping you put together a program to meet your needs.

Core Faculty

Alexander Vari , Ph.D., Chair

Associate Professor of History
-European history, Latin American history, urban studies

Samantha Christiansen , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
-Asian and World History, Urban History, Social Movements, Gender Studies

Thomas Jackson , J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
-Political science, constitutional law, pre-law

Jeremy Rich , Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
-African and world history, colonialism and Central African history (Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Adam Shprintzen , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
-Urban History, Labor History, Environmental History (Passed with distinction)