History majors are assigned an academic advisor who will assist with scheduling courses and providing advice regarding careers and post-graduate study.  Your faculty advisor is the first person listed on your DARS.  You can find out your advisor’s office hours, email address, and telephone number on our People page.  To ensure that you take the appropriate classes, you are strongly encouraged to meet with your faculty advisor at least once a year prior to scheduling your courses.

  • If you do not have an assigned faculty adviser, please contact Ms. Melodee Caudill, the department support supervisor.
  • In the semester before you graduate, you will need to schedule a meeting for a graduation check with Prof. Jonathan Winkler, the department chair.  Prof. Winkler can also help you if you have problems contacting your adviser or if you would like to change to a new adviser.
  • If you have questions about the Wright State Core or College requirements, you may also contact Ms. Ann Barr, advisor for History majors in the College of Liberal Arts Advising Office.


The Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Awad Halabi, advises all students in the thesis and course intensive plans.  Students should meet with him each semester to plan their courses.

The Director of Public History, Prof. Drew Swanson, advises all Public History plan students. Students meet with the Director to plan their program of study each semester until graduation.

Prof. Paul Lockhart provides additional advising to any students pursuing the War and Society concentration.