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 (, Dr. Andrew Fogleman (, or Dr. Margaret Kuo ( 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, Gail Hamilton  ( Applicants to the graduate program should see the Interim Graduate Advisor, Dr. Sarah Schrank ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985-4431 for more information.

Department Contacts 

Spring 2024 Drop-In Hours

Department Chair
Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
Zoom link:
Email to request an appointment

Undergraduate Advisors

Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am and 12:30-1:30 pm
Thursdays 9:30-11:00 am and 12:30-1:30 pm

Dr. Andrew Fogleman, FO2-109,
Tuesdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dr. Margaret Kuo, FO2-205,
Mondays 9:00-11:00 am
Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am


Interim Graduate Advisor

Dr. Sarah Schrank, FO2-204,
S24 Hours are by appointment.  Please email Dr. Schrank to request an appointment and Zoom link. 

Credential Advisor:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117, 
Tuesdays: 1:30 – 4:30 in-person
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 1:00 –  in-person
Thursdays: 1:30-3:30 pm on Zoom
and by appointment on Zoom:

Begin January 22 and end May 10, 2024
No office hours during Spring Break: April 1-5 

Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Gail Hamilton, FO2-117, 
and by appointment on Zoom: on Zoom
Prof. Hamilton’s Zoom link:

History Honors Coordinator:

Dr. Andrew Fogleman, FO2-109,


Helpful forms and information may be found here:

History Major General Information Postcard

History Major Worksheet

Single Subject Credential Planner:00