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Advising in the Department of History is available to all students interested in a major, minor, a teaching credential, or a special major combining History with another discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to see the Undergraduate Advisors Dr. Jane Dabel ( or Dr. Igmen ( at an early stage in the major and throughout the development of their programs. Program Planners (also known as graduation checks) need to be filled out by the advisor in the semester before the semester of planned graduation and before the deadline for filing a Request to Graduate (For deadlines, see Schedule of Classes). Students must bring fully completed worksheets to the Undergraduate Advisor at which point the advisor will fill out a graduation check by reviewing the student’s unofficial transcripts and History Major’s Worksheet (Click here for access to worksheets). Applicants for a teaching credential should see the Credential Advisor, Dr. Ponce de Leon ( Applicants to the graduate program should see the Graduate Advisor Dr. Cleary ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985 – 4431 for more information.

Fall 2017

Undergraduate Advisors:

Please complete and print the undergraduate worksheet and bring it with you when you meet with your advisor:

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,

Tuesday 10:00-11:00, 12:30-1:30
Thursdays 10:00-11:00, 12:30-1:30

Dr. Ali İğmen, FO2-116,

NOTE:  Dr. Igmen will not hold office hours on Wednesday, October 25th and November 1st. He will meet with students during additional office hours on Monday,

October 30th from 9 to 11, and 5 to 6, and by appointment on Tuesday, October 31st.  Additionally, he will answer advising inquiries via email on Wednesday, November 1 only. 

Mondays 9:00-10:00, 5:00-6:00
Wednesdays 9:00-10:00, 5:00-6:00

Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Patricia Cleary, FO2-212,|

Mondays: 12:30-1:15, 4:00-5:30
Wednesdays: 12:30-1:15, 3:30-5:00

Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

Mondays: 2:30-6:00
Tuesdays: 1:00-3:30

Above hours are available on a walk-in basis (preferred), do not email if you will be visiting during those hours.  Additional times may be available by appointment.  Please email the Undergraduate Advisors to schedule an appointment outside of walk-in hours.


Department Chair

Dr. Shafer, FO2-102,
Days and hours vary, please email for an appointment. 


Student Teacher Placement Coordinator

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,