Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

HGSA Officers

President:

Kelly Schmidt is a third year student in the joint PhD program for United States and Public History. Her research interests are in 18th and 19th century issues of race, slavery, and abolition. She is currently researching how colleges and universities are responding to difficult histories of race and slavery on their campuses.

Vice President: 

Ruby Oram is a fourth year student in the joint PhD program for United States and Public History. Her research interests within United States history include gender, education, and urban history in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has held public history positions at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Newberry Library.

Treasurer:

Shannon Pimmel is a second year student in the PhD program for United States History. Her research interests include gender, race, and immigration, primarily within urban spaces.

Secretary:

Megan Bordewyk is a second year student in the MA program for Public History and is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Women Leadership Archives.

Media Coordinator:

Lucas Coyne is a second year student in the PhD program for United States History. His research interests are in technology and urban history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Chairs, Conference Committee: Julia Lacher and Shannon Pimmel 
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Katherine Macica
Chair, Public History Committee: Ella Wagner
Chair, Public History Lab: Hope Shannon

Past Cabinet Members & Committee Chairs

2015-2016

President: Hope Shannon
Vice-President: Fazila Kabahita
Treasurer: Kelly Schmidt
Secretary: Maggie McClain
Media Coordinator: Lauren O'Brien

Chairs, Conference Committee: Fazila Kabahita and Amelia Serafine
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Katherine Macica
Chair, Public History Committee: Ruby Oram
Chair, Public History Lab: Katherine Macica 

2014-2015

President: Katherine Macica
Vice-President: Samantha Smith
Treasurer: Hope Shannon
Secretary: Jennifer Pederson
Media Coordinator: Adam Widera

Chairs, Conference Committee: Hope Shannon and Adam Widera 
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Amy Oberlin
Chair, Public History Committee: William Ippen

2013-2014

President: Rachel Boyle
Vice-President: Pamela Johnson
Treasurer: Katherine Macica
Secretary: Kim Connelly Hicks
Media Coordinator: Aaron Brunmeier

Chairs, Conference Committee: Aaron Brunmeier and Katherine Macica
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Amy Oberlin
Chair, Public History Committee: Chelsea Denault

2012-2013

President: Amelia Serafine
Vice-President: Gregory Ruth
Treasurer: Laura Johns
Secretary: Grace Pekar
Media Coordinator: Rachel Boyle

Chair, Conference Committee: Laura Johns
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Amy Oberlin
Chair, Public History Committee: Anne Cullen

2011-2012

President: Peter Kotowski
Vice-President: Steven Catania
Treasurer: Christopher Ramsey
Secretary: Amelia Serafine
Media Coordinator: William Ippen

Chairs, Conference Committee: Peter Kotowski
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Amy Oberlin

2010-2011

President: Justin Dickerson
Vice-President: Andrew Altepeter 
Treasurer: Brooke Wibracht 
Secretary: Peter Kotowski 
Media Coordinator: Paige Halpin 

Chair, Conference Committee: Justin Dickerson 
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Amy Oberlin

2009-2010

President: Susan Garneau
Vice-President: Steven Catania 
Treasurer: Megan Stout 
Secretary: Peter Kotowski 
Media Coordinator: 

Chair, Conference Committee: Susan Garneau
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: 

2008-2009

President: Stella Ress 
Vice-President: Melissa Cushing-Davis
Treasurer: Megan Stout 
Secretary: Elizabeth Matelski 
Media Director: Albert Vogt III

Chair, Conference Committee: Stella Ress 
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: 

2007-2008

President: Jason Myers 
Vice-President: Stella Ress
Treasurer: Lisa Davis 
Secretary: Abbey Cullen 
Media Director: Maria Reynolds

Chair, Conference Committee: Jason Myers
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: 

2006-2007

President: Elizabeth Hoffman 
Vice-President: Jason Myers 
Treasurer: Stella Ress 
Secretary: Jessica Ostrom 
Media Director: Maria Reynolds 

Chair, Conference Committee: Elizabeth Hoffman 
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: 

2005-2006

President: Jennifer Searcy
Vice-President: Elizabeth Hoffman
Treasurer: Jason Myers
Secretary: Jennifer Bridge

Chair, Conference Committee: Jennifer Searcy

2004-2005

President: Dejan Kralj