Department of History

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History Courses & Requirements

Visit the Course Catalog for history courses and requirement information.

History Honors Studies

The History Major with Honors is granted upon the successful completion of a senior thesis through enrollment in HIST 498 and 499. Learn more about our honors program

Timeline for History Majors

Take a look at the timeline of the typical history major during their four years at Wheaton.


Opportunities and Activities for Majors

  • Exploring history in the Chicago area
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • McManis Lecture Series

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Study Abroad

The History Department partners with the Global Studies and Programs to provide exciting study abroad opportunities for our students. 

Meet Our Faculty History Faculty

Our outstanding faculty include both veteran teachers and early-career faculty who are engaged in research related to their areas of specialty. View all the History Faculty and Staff to see emeriti, adjunct, and guest faculty.

Joseph T. Cochran, Ph.D. Headshot

Joseph T. Cochran, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Kirk D. Farney, Ph.D. Headshot

Kirk D. Farney, Ph.D.

Vice President for Advancement, Vocation, and Alumni Engagement; Assistant Professor of History
Melissa Franklin-Harkrider, Ph.D. Headshot

Melissa Franklin-Harkrider, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Karen Johnson, Ph.D. Headshot

Karen Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Department Chair
Hanmee Kim, Ph.D. Headshot

Hanmee Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Timothy Larsen, Ph.D., D.D. Headshot

Timothy Larsen, Ph.D., D.D.

Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Christian Thought and Professor of History
Matthew Lundin, Ph.D. Headshot

Matthew Lundin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Andrew MacDonald Headshot

Andrew MacDonald

Associate Director, Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, Associate Director of Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Research Institute, Guest Professor of History
Tracy McKenzie, Ph.D. Headshot

Tracy McKenzie, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning; Professor of History
Amber Thomas, Ph.D. Headshot

Amber Thomas, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
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Location and Contact Info

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Blanchard Hall

Blanchard Hall - 2nd floor West
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187


Information for Prospective Students

Interested in studying with the History Department at Wheaton? Request more information or start your application today.