History students
Bachelor of Arts in
History

Faculty

  • Hilary Coulson
    • Degree
      Ph.D., History, University of California at San Diego
    • Degree
      CPHIL, History, University of California at San Diego
    • Degree
      M.A., History, University of California at San Diego
    • Degree
      B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of San Diego

    Dr. Hilary Coulson, a lecturer for the Department of History at Penn State, also teaches courses for Penn State World Campus. She studies the intersections of race, class, and gender in the nineteenth-century penitentiary system. Dr. Coulson teaches both halves of the American History sequence, Pennsylvania History, and World War II. 

  • David Greenspoon
    • Degree
      Ph.D., History, Penn State
    • Degree
      M.A., History, McMaster University
    • Degree
      B.A., History, University of British Columbia

    Dr. David Greenspoon, an instructor of history for Penn State World Campus, is an historian of childhood, social movements, and the rise of juvenile consumerism in America. He has taught courses in U.S. history, comparative religions, and the history of the Second World War.

  • Troy D. Harman
    • Degree
      Ph.D., History, Lehigh University
    • Degree
      M.A., History, Shippensburg University
    • Degree
      B.A., History, University of Lynchburg

    Dr. Troy D. Harman teaches courses in U.S. and European history. Previously, he taught one year at Delaware Valley University and 15 years at Harrisburg Area Community College. He is in his 35th year working for the National Park Service, currently stationed as a ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. Dr. Harman has published two books and numerous articles and presented several televised lectures.

  • Thomas C. Lawrence
    • Degree
      Ph.D., History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Degree
      M.A., History, University of Toronto
    • Degree
      B.A., Classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Dr. Thomas C. Lawrence is the director of online education and an associate teaching professor for the Department of History at Penn State. While his research specialty is the later Roman Empire, he teaches a wide range of both resident and online courses in ancient and medieval history and modern European and American history. He also oversees the development and maintenance of all online history courses for Penn State World Campus.

  • Gregory Peek
    • Degree
      Ph.D., History, University of Houston
    • Degree
      M.A., History, University of Houston
    • Degree
      B.A., History, University of Texas at Austin

    Dr. Gregory Peek is an assistant teaching professor of history at Penn State University Park. As a political historian of the antebellum United States, he studies the relationship between state parties and their national umbrella organizations. Dr. Peek teaches a wide variety of courses in U.S. history, world history, and European history.

Old Main at Penn State

Ready to Learn More?

Get the resources you need to make informed decisions about your education. Request information on this program and other programs of interest by completing this form.

* required 1/3

I agree to be contacted via phone, email, and text by Penn State World Campus and affiliates. I understand my information may also be shared with select providers to offer ads that may be of interest to me. Privacy Policy. reCAPTCHA protected. Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.