Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

HGSA Officers

President:

 

Emily Davis is a second year student in the U.S. History and Public History PhD program. Her research examines eighteenth and nineteenth century religion in western Pennsylvania, particularly Catholicism. She’s also interested in the interpretation of religion in museums. Emily earned her MA in Public History at Duquesne University before starting at Loyola. She has worked at institutions in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh.

Vice President: 

Cate LiaBraaten is a second year student in the U.S. History and Public History PhD program. Her research interests are primarily focused on the history of education and childhood, especially play and recreation, as well as the built environment and material culture.

Treasurer:

‌Sean Jacobson is a second year student in the US History and Public History joint PhD program. A native of Louisville, KY, Sean earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Broadcasting from Western Kentucky University. His research interests include early 20th century American history, history of American evangelicalism, and international humanitarianism. Sean also dabbles in genocide studies, memory and commemoration, and sites of conscience.

Secretary:

Emily Muszynski is in her second year in the joint Public History/Library Information Science program with Loyola University Chicago and Dominican University. When she's not reading or working at the Women and Leadership Archives, she enjoys going on long walks with her puppy, visiting cool museums, and cheering on the White Sox during baseball season  

Media Coordinator:

Anna Claspy is a second year student in the Public History MA program, interested in the history of women's health, gender, and sexuality. You can also find her around campus interviewing Loyolans as the campus oral historian.

Chairs, Conference Committee: Alex Gradwohl and Sean Jacobsen
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Katherine Macica
Chair, Public History Committee: Kelly Schmidt 
Chairs, Historians for a Just Society: Lisa Hartman and Kristin Jacobsen

Past Cabinet Members & Committee Chairs

 

2017-2018

President: Ella Wagner
Vice-President: Lucas Coyne
Treasurer: Marie Pellissier
Secretary: Kate Johnson
Media Coordinator: Kristin Jacobsen

Chairs, Conference Committee: Matthew Amyx and Charis Caputo
Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Katherine Macica
Chair, Public History Committee: Kelly Schmidt
Chair, Public History Lab: Karen Sieber 
Chairs, Historians for a Just Society: Nathan Ellstrand and Stephen Petrie

2016-2017

President: Kelly Schmidt
Vice-President: Ruby Oram
Treasurer: Shannon Pimmel
Secretary: Megan Bordewyk 
Media Coordinator: Lucas Coyne

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

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