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Contact the Department of History

The Department of History is located in MacAlister Hall at 33rd and Chestnut Streets. For faculty specific information, please view the directory.

Main Office

MacAlister Hall, Room 3025
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215.895.2463
Fax: 215.895.6614

Department Leadership

Scott Knowles

Scott Knowles, PhD
Interim Department Head; Associate Professor of History
Phone: 215.895.2496 | Office: 5011 MacAlister Hall

Jonathan Seitz

Jonathan Seitz, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Teaching Professor of History
Phone: 215.895.0996 | Office: 5022 MacAlister Hall


Melissa Mansfield

Melissa Mansfield
Department Administrator
Phone: 215.895.6764 | Office: 3025 MacAlister Hall

Lauren Farmer

Lauren A. Farmer
Program Coordinator and Academic Adviser
Phone: 215.571.3797 | Office: 3025 MacAlister Hall

Sharon Eichelberger
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 215.895.2463 | Office: 3025 MacAlister Hall