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Department of History


James Halverson, Department Chair

James Halverson, Angelene Naw, Emeritus:Richard Clossman


The Department of History strives to better understand the common elements and the range of diversity among human societies. We do this by learning to listen to people from times and/or places different from our own. As we become more familiar with the world as others have experienced it, we better understand the world and our place in it. We are better able to ask good questions, view events from multiple perspectives, and analyze changes and continuities in human communities across time and place.
The Department of History strives to:

  • Prepare students who are interested in careers in which they can apply an under- standing of human behavior
  • Prepare students for graduate study
  • Model and encourage academic excellence and integration of Christian faith and the social sciences
  • Model and encourage a global perspective for understanding human behavior


In History, students will engage in:

  • Deep study of the past - both the society in which we find ourselves and societies that span the globe - using the particular skills of historical thinking
  • Careful attention to evidence, drawn from a wide variety of source material
  • Thoughtful and persuasive use of information to construct arguments about how and why societies change
  • Sensitive reflection on how one's faith commitment shapes and enhances one's understanding of the past
  • Consistent development in clear communication, both written and verbal


The History Department offers a Pre-Law Advanced Certificate, which consists of 24 hours of coursework and internship experience designed to help students develop the skills necessary for successful performance in law school and legal practice. Those pursuing a pre-law certificate may take these courses in conjunction with any major offered at Judson University. It is strongly suggested that you develop the specifics of your pre-law program in consultation with both your major and certificate advisors.

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting


Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
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