A message from the department chair, Dr. Andrew Lannen
Welcome to the Department of History. Now that you’re here, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore the entire site to learn more about our faculty, staff and students as well as our programs and course offerings.
The members of our department are dedicated to helping our majors and other SFA students explore the richness of the human past in order to understand the present, thus ensuring that upon graduation, they will be prepared to play their part as productive citizens of a representative democracy. At the same time, we help our students develop practical skills that they will be able to use throughout their post-SFA lives in any number of professional careers.
Students of history learn to conduct research to solve problems; to take large amounts of information and make sense of it; and to communicate what they have learned clearly and persuasively in both oral presentations and in writing. These are skills that employers look for and have helped our graduates secure positions in education, government service and the private sector.
Andrew Lannen, Ph.D.
Department Chair, History