Montana State University

Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: 2-155 Wilson Hall

Interim Department Chair

Dr. Susan Cohen

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Current History Graduate Students


M.A. Students

Lerick Allen

Tyler Campbell
Research Interests: American Environmental History

Marsha Christensen

Kerri Clement

Patrick Collier

Ben Davis
Research Interests: American West, American Environmental
History, History of Water Use in the American West

Amy Dixon
Research Interests: Cultural and Intellectual History of the American Twentieth Century, Religious History, History of the American West

Tadd Heichel
Research Interests: American West, 19th Century America, Native American History

Michael Jones
Research Interests: American West

Reed Knappe

Linda Little

Mary MacLean

Sasha Rife

Michael Taylor
Research Interests:
Colonial American History, Early American History 

Estella Terrazas
Research Interests:
Environmental History, Gender, American West

Tim Turnquist

Kyle Tusler

Timothy Whiton

Andrea Yaeger
Research Interests: Global Environmental History, American West

Ph.D. Students

Jeffrey Bartos
Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century U.S. history, with a focus on private detective agencies, mining, militarism, and finance in the American West

Clinton Colgrove
Research Interests:
History of Science, Pre-20th Century Science in America and Europe, Mapping Science in America and Europe, History of Science Education

Jennifer Dunn
Research Interests

Michael Fox
Research Interests: Museum History

Betsy Gaines-Quammen
Research Interests: Religion and Environmental History

Cheryl Hendry
Research Interests: Environmental History and US West

Jared Infanger
Research Interests: American West

Jill Mackin
Research Interests: Métis/Cree/Chippewa history, food & life ways; historical geography; digital mapping; environmental history; Indigenous & scientific epistemologies.

Kelsey Matson
Research Interests: Environmental and technological history of the 19th and 20th-century American West, Energy consumption and electrification in rural areas, Architecture and landscape architecture

Natalie Scheidler
Research Interests: Women and Gender in the US

Gary Sims
Research Interests: History of World War II, Naval Weapon Technology

Daniel Zizzamia
Research Interests: Environmental History, the History of Science, the History of Technology.

Graduate Mentor Program Coordinator

The mentor's job is to answer questions new graduate students may have about the History Department Program or the faculty. Our two Graduate Mentor Program Coordinators are Reed Knappe, a current M.A. student, and Clinton Colgrove, a current PhD student.