Administration/Humanities Building (ADM), Room 147, (907) 786-1539

History as a subject in its broadest sense is all that human beings have thought and done. Knowledge of history is the principal means by which humans discover and preserve their collective identity, for through such knowledge we gain a clear view of our limitations and a glimpse of our potential.

History as an intellectual discipline examines and interprets the documentary records of human activity, records that are often fragmentary and incomplete. As a discipline, history is both a science and an art; it requires an intricate balance of scientific technique and creative imagination to weave fragments of evidence into an intelligent account of human experience.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Arts




Ray Ball, Associate Professor, rball11@alaska.edu 

Deirdre Bryan, Assistant Professor, dmbryan@alaska.edu

Elizabeth Dennison, Professor, ejdennison@alaska.edu

Paul Dunscomb, Professor/Chair, pedunscomb@alaska.edu

Songho Ha, Professor, sha4@alaska.edu

Ian Hartman, Associate Professor, ichartman@alaska.edu

William Myers, Professor, wlmyers@alaska.edu

Mat-Su College Campus:

Erik Hirschman, Professor, ethirschman@alaska.edu

Kachemak Bay Campus:

Jeffery Meyers, Assistant Professor, jmeyers13@alaska.edu 

Emeritus/Retired Faculty:

Ronald Crawford, Professor Emeritus, ron.crawford@alaska.edu

Michael Hawfield, Associate Professor Emeritus, mchawfield@alaska.edu

Steve Haycox, Professor Emeritus, swhaycox@alaska.edu

W.A. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, wajacobs@alaska.edu

Caedmon Liburd, Associate Professor (retired), caliburd@alaska.edu

Don Mohr, Professor Emeritus, demohr@alaska.edu