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, 

Fall 2021 Hours
Mondays 2:00-3:00
Wednesdays 11:00-1:00
Thursday 2:00-4:00

Dr. Shafer’s Zoom link:

Undergraduate Advisors

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202, 

Fall 2021 Hours
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon via Zoom
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon via Zoom

Dr. Dabel’s Zoom link:

Dr. Ali İğmen, FO2-116,  

Fall 2021 Hours
Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 4:o0-6:00 p.m.  (in person or via Zoom)
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 4:o0-5:00 p.m.  (in person or via Zoom)

Dr. İğmen’s Zoom Link:

Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

Fall 2021 Hours
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
If you are unable to meet during the above-listed hours, please email Dr. Murdock to set up an appointment. 

Dr. Murdock’s Zoom link:


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

Summer 2021 (Zoom):
Friday August 20: 12 – 2pm

Fall 2021 Hours (Z00m):
Mondays 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dr. Luhr’s Zoom link:

Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117, 

Fall 2021 Hours (Zoom)
Tuesdays: 2:30 – 3:30
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 4:30
Thursdays: 2:30 – 3:30
And by appointment

Prof. Hamilton’s Zoom link:

History Honors Coordinator (F21):

Dr. Andrew Fogleman, FO2-214,


Helpful forms and information may be found here:

History Major General Information Postcard

History Major Worksheet

Single Subject Credential Planner:00