Undergraduate advising Summer 2020 please email the department chair, Dr. David Shafer .

Graduate advising is available via email with Professor Murdock.  

Credential advising is available via Zoom with Professor Luhr,
please click here to schedule a meeting (dates are listed below).  


Advising Information

General Information

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. Ali 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. Eileen Luhr ( Applicants to the graduate program should see the Graduate Advisor Dr. Murdock ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985-4431 for more information.

Department Contacts

Advising 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.  

Department Chair:

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

Undergraduate Advisors:

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202, 

Hours will resume Fall, 2020

 Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,

Hours will resume Fall, 2020


Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

Hours will resume Fall, 2020


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

Fall 2020:
Mondays 3:00-5:00 pm
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm 

via Zoom.  Please email to schedule a meeting.  

Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117,  Please schedule via email. 

History Honors Coordinator (F20):

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,


Please email the Undergraduate Advisors to schedule an appointment outside of walk-in hours.


Helpful forms and information may be found here:

History Major General Information Postcard

History Major Worksheet

Single Subject Credential Planner