Dr. Arwen Mohun, serves as our chair of the History Department. Dr. Mohun has been a member of the UD History Department faculty since 1992, when she was hired into her first job as a historian of technology and industrialization.
The Department takes pride in our teacher-scholars who combine outstanding instruction in the classroom with cutting-edge research. As a group, they bring their passion for history into the classroom, engaging students in the excitement of historical analysis and research. Our faculty members cover the globe through their geographical specialties and span the centuries in their historical interests. In fact, along with nationally recognized and prize-winning American and European historians, we have more specialists in the non-western world than any department on campus.
The History Graduate Program is one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences. About 70 graduate students are currently pursuing either the M.A. or the Ph.D. in history. In addition to nationally recognized strengths in American and European history, the Department hosts the distinguished UD-Hagley Graduate Program in the history of technology and industrialization and the American Civilization Program which is an important locus for material culture studies.
The Department’s administrative and support needs are met by a team of dedicated staff with a wide variety of expertise and experience.