History Department

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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the UNLV Department of History website, where you can learn more about our innovative and award-winning programs, meet our extraordinary community of scholar-teachers and dedicated staff, and hear from our alumni. As you will see, the UNLV History Department supplies a critical component of a liberal arts education by providing a historically informed perspective on the contemporary world and the challenges that it faces.

The department’s broader objectives include: (1) transmitting the accumulated knowledge of the human past through formal teaching by tenured and tenure-track faculty at all levels of the curriculum; (2) generating and disseminating new knowledge of the past through innovative research; (3) training students in the skills of research, critical analysis, and effective communication; (4) contributing fundamentally to the university’s efforts to promote understanding of global, multicultural, and international issues; and (5) providing services to the local community as part of a robust relationship based on interdependence and reciprocity.

We’re delighted that you are taking the time to learn more about us and our programs.

David S. Tanenhaus
Professor and Chair