Graduate Handbook | Formal Structure
Department Chair– The Department Chair oversees all departmental operations, including undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and staff matters, intellectual programming, and uses of departmental space (in SOS and the Shrine). The Department Chair office is located within SOS 153.
Staff – The department staff is located in SOS 153. Staff members and their graduate student-related responsibilies are listed below:
- Dr. Joseph Styles, Student Advisor and Graduate Program Administrator – [brief job description]
- Lori Rogers, Administrative Services Coordinator – Management of the Department of History; PhD qualifying exam administrator; Works with Graduate Program Administrator to coordinate graduate student fellowships and recruitment.
- La Verne Hughes, Secretary – [brief job description]
- Sandra Hopwood, Administrative Assistant – Create/maintain graduate student databases; Placement file coordinator; Distribution of keys to history office, shrine office, and department lounge; Copy code and suplies.
DGS and Graduate Studies Committee – The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) oversees the graduate program and graduate students in the History Department in conjunction with the Department Chair and the Graduate Studies Committee. Members of the Graduate Committee also serve as Counselors (primarily for first-year students). Individual members of the Graduate Studies Committee have primary responsibility for such areas as TAships, job placement, external fellowship funding, the program's website, etc.
DUS and Undergraduate Studies Committee – The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) oversees the undergraduate program and undergraduate students in the History Department in conjunction with the Department Chair and the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
Counselors and Major Professors – A first-year Counselor is assigned to each entering graduate student from among the faculty on the Graduate Studies Committee. As students establish relationships with faculty members, they will choose a Major Professor to guide them through their future progress. For more information, see Advising under the Degree Progress section.