University of Rochester

About Us

The Department of History offers programs of study for both undergraduates and graduates. We are committed to teaching and scholarship and to intellectual rigor in the context of close attention to students' needs and interests.

We offer internship, seminar, and honors thesis opportunities to our undergraduate students; a series of distinguished outside speakers; symposia and workshops to address graduate students' research, teaching, and career concerns; and a Department lounge near our offices in Rush Rhees Library where we gather as a community.

Chair, Directors & Staff of the History Department
Department ChairMatthew Lenoe585.275.9355Rush Rhees 455
Director of Graduate StudiesJoan Rubin585.275.9347Rush Rhees 363
Director of Undergraduate StudiesLaura Smoller585.275.7721Rush Rhees 457
Administrative Assistant | Undergraduate CoordinatorJacquilyn Rizzo585.275.2052Rush Rhees 365
Department Secretary | Graduate CoordinatorCaleb Rood585.275.2053Rush Rhees 364