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. David Shafer, FO2-102, 

SUMMER 2021 Advising hours:  By appointment only.  Please email Dr. Shafer to request an appointment.    

Dr. Shafer’s Zoom link is:

Undergraduate Advisors – Drs. Dabel and Igmen do not hold drop-in hours during the summer, please see Dr. Shafer during his drop-in hourse(above) or check back later for fall 2021 hours . 

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202, 

Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,  

Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

Sumer 2021 graduate advising hours: none, please email if an appointment is needed

Dr. Murdock’s Zoom link is:


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

Summer 2021 (Zoom):
Friday May 28: 9 – 10am
Friday June 11: 12 – 1pm 
Friday June 18: 12 – 1pm 
Friday July 9: 12 – 1pm 
Friday July 23: 12 – 1pm
Friday August 6: 12 – 1pm
Friday August 20: 12 – 2pm

Dr. Luhr’s Zoom link is:

Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117, 

No scheduled hours Summer 2021, please  check back in the fall. 


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