Faculty and Staff

Marcy Sacks

Chair and Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History
U.S. History/African-American History
(on sabbatical Fall 2021)

Office: Robinson Hall 211
Phone: 517/629-0298

Jocelyn McWhirter

Acting Chair (Fall 2021) and Stanley S. Kresge Professor
Biblical and Judaic Studies

Office: Vulgamore 214
Phone: 517/629-0268

Laura Brade

Assistant Professor of History
Modern European History

Office: Robinson Hall 207
Phone: 517/629-0390


Student Hours for Fall 2021: Dr. Brade is available on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00pm, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30pm (or by appointment).

Joseph W. Ho

Assistant Professor of History
East Asian History

Office: Robinson Hall 208
Phone: 517/629-0233


Student Hours for Fall 2021: Join Dr. Ho for tea on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm (in person or remote link, by appointment).

Christopher Riedel

Assistant Professor
Medieval England and Europe

Office: Robinson 210
Phone: 517/629-0398


Student Hours for Fall 2021: Dr. Riedel is available Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm, and by appointment.

Eron Ackerman

Visiting Assistant Professor
Global South

Office: Robinson 213
Phone: 517/629-0348


Student Hours for Fall 2021: Drop by on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm. For other available times, please contact Prof. Ackerman for an appointment.

Aura Jirau Arroyo

Visiting Assistant Professor
Modern US/Latino/a

Office: Robinson 212
Phone: 517/629-0399


Student Hours for Fall 2021: Stop by Dr. Jirau Arroyo's office for "Afternoon Coffee" on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm.


Emeriti Faculty

Deborah Kanter

Professor Emeritus
Latin American History/Latino History

B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia.


Wesley Arden Dick

Professor Emeritus
U.S. History

B.A., Whitman College; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D, University of Washington




Carol Stout
Administrative Assistant

Office: Robinson 205
Phone: 517/629-0396