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Graduate Faculty and Staff

The graduate programs faculty members of the Department of History at Duquesne:
  • include veteran faculty members, with many years of teaching experience and strong records of research and publication, as well as a number of energetic younger scholars
  • are strongly committed to working closely with students and welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with all who seek a career in studying the past
The departmental staff is committed to serving and meeting the needs of:
  • graduate students
  • full- and part-time faculty members
  • the Department Chair and program directors
  • the Duquesne University community as a whole

Full-Time Graduate Faculty

Bucciantini, Alima
Assistant Professor of History
Public History, Social and Economic History 
Cahall, Michael
Assistant Professor of History
Director, Graduate Studies in History

19th Century American Intellectual
and Cultural History
Dwyer, John ("Jay")
Associate Professor of History
Chair, Department of History
Latin American History and
U.S. & Latin-America/U.S. & Mexico Relations
Hyland, Matthew
Assistant Professor of History
Public History and Material Culture
Li, Jing ("Jay")
Associate Professor of History
East Asian History
Mayer, Holly
Associate Professor of History
Early American History
Parsons, Elaine
Associate Professor of History
19th Century American History, gender, reform, and politics
Parsons, Jotham
Associate Professor of History
Medieval and Early Modern European History
Sienkewicz, Julia A. (on sabbatical through December 2014)
Assistant Professor of Art History
18th-20th Century American Art and Architecture, landscape design, aesthetic theory 18th and 19th Century British Art
Simpson, Andrew ("Drew")
Assistant Professor of History
Contemporary U.S. History
Steinmetz, Charles ("Chuck")
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Colonial African and East African History
Stelzel, Philipp
Assistant Professor of History
Modern Europe; Transnational History; Global History


Part-Time Graduate Faculty

White, Thomas (M.A.)
Wilf, Charles (Ph.D.)


Administrative Staff

Donaldson, Laura E. (M.A.)