Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator

Peggy O'Donnell
SSRB 225
(773) 702-2178

Please sign up for an advising appointment with Prof. O'Donnell here.

The academic advisor and program coordinator may be the first person you contact in History, before or after choosing the concentration, and serves as your source of information about requirements, deadlines, and internship and fellowship opportunities. The academic advisor and program coordinator works with the faculty director of undergraduate studies to administer the major and minor, teaches an introductory course on historiography for prospective or newly declared History majors and minors, and teaches other courses that contribute to your methodological training. The academic advisor and program coordinator also hosts celebrations and other events and maintains the email listhost,

Undergraduate Studies Committee

The committee decides questions of requirements, transfer credits, and departmental honors and prizes. The members also serve as faculty advisors for History majors. Please feel free to make an appointment with the committee chair to discuss the program, your departmental advisors, or any other concerns you may have:

Undergraduate Preceptors

Preceptors teach the BA Seminar and work with you on your thesis. They help you to develop your ideas into manageable projects and aid you in navigating the practical aspects of research and writing. Their backgrounds are various, but all preceptors are Teaching Fellows—recent PhD students in history. They have a wide range of teaching and research experiences and are selected to serve a two-year term. Currently, our teaching fellows are offering appointments over Zoom.