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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. Murdock ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985 – 4431 for more information.

Spring 2016


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  12:30-2:30pm – NO HOURS TUESDAY 4/5 ONLY
Thursday 12:30-2:30pm – NO HOURS THURSDAY 4/7 ONLY
Fridays by appointment

Dr. Ali İğmen, FO2-116,
Mondays 12:00-3:00
Wednesdays 12:00-3:00  


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.


Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203, C.

Tuesday 9:00-10:30
Thursday 9:00-10:30

Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
Wednesdays 1:00-3:30
Thursdays 1:00-3:30


Department Chair

Dr. Shafer, FO2-102,
Days and hours vary, please check with the department office. 


Student Teacher Placement Coordinator

Dr. Ponce de Leon, FO2-214,, (562) 985 – 4425

Please email for appointment

    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Spring 2016 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,
    Tuesdays: 12:30-2:30 pm
    Thursdays: 12:30-2:30 pm
    Fridays by appointment

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,
    Mondays: 12:00-3:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00 pm

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,
    Tuesdays: 9:00-10:30 am
    Thursdays: 9:00-10:30 am

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Wednesdays: 1:00-3:30 pm
    Thursdays: 1:00-3:30 pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.