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

Department Chair:

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

Advising hours:
Monday 9:30-11:00 via Zoom
Tuesdays:  1:00-3:00 via Zoom     
Wednesdays: 9:30-11:00 via Zoom  
Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 via Zoom

Dr. Shafer’s Zoom link is:

Undergraduate Advisors Spring 2021

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202, 

Mondays:  9:30-11:00 via Zoom
Tuesdays:  9:30-11:00; 12:30-2:30 via Zoom

Dr. Dabel’s Zoom link is:

Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,  
Wednesdays:  1:00-4:00 via Zoom
Thursdays:  3:00-5:00 via Zoom   HOURS CANCELLED 4:00-5:00 5-3-21 ONLY

Dr. Igmen’s Zoom link is:


Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

Spring 2021 graduate advising hours: 
Tuesdays:   9:00-10:00 via Zoom
Thursdays:  3:15-4:00 via Zoom

Dr. Murdock’s Zoom link is:


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

 (no hours 3/30 or 4/1) 

Tuesday 12:00 – 1:30pm  and 3:30 – 5:00 pm via Zoom

Thursday 12:00 – 1:30pm and 3:30 – 5:00 pm via Zoom

Dr. Luhr’s Zoom link is:

Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117, 

Drop-in office hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 pm via Zoom

Professor Hamilton’s Zoom link is: 

Spring 2021 Student teaching applicants: please complete this Google Form before September 4 so that I have time to pick up your file from the university before we meet.

Note: Spring 2021 Student teaching applications are due October 1 and there are 4 steps (meeting with me is only Step 2)


History Honors Coordinator (F20):

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,


Helpful forms and information may be found here:

History Major General Information Postcard

History Major Worksheet

Single Subject Credential Planner:00