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2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of History

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 4th Floor of the Student and Faculty Services building, Room 442
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Dept Phone: (510) 885-3207


Professor Emerita

Dee E. Andrews, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania



Bridget Ford, Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Richard A. Garcia, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Linda Ivey (Chair), Ph.D. Georgetown University

Jessica Weiss, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Associate Professors

Vahid Fozdar, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Robert A. Phelps, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside


Assistant Professors

Anna Alexander, Ph.D. University of Arizona

Kevin Kaatz, Ph.D. Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)

Elizabeth McGuire, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Casey Nichols, Ph.D. Stanford University


Graduate Coordinator: Kevin Kaatz

Department Statement

The History programs at Cal State East Bay seek to present the study of History as an enjoyable and fruitful endeavor incorporating the essential elements of liberal learning. The programs focus on students’ acquisition of knowledge, cultivation of perspective, and development of skills in written and oral communication and in critical thinking. We aim to develop students’ concern for enduring human values and appreciation of diverse peoples and traditions, as well as to engage students in a rigorous and compelling understanding of how the past informs the present.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the History Department has to offer.

  • Advising
  • Scholarships
  • Public History
  • History Student Association
  • Resources
  • Department News
  • And more…


    Bachelor of Arts


    Master of Arts

    Single Subject Matter Preparation Program



      History: AppliedHistory: Lower DivisionHistory: GraduateHistory: Migration and GlobalizationHistory: Social Justice and CitizenshipsHistory: Sustainability and ModernizationHistory: Skills CoursesHistory: Additional Courses