Undergraduate Programs

Advising

Students interested in declaring a History major or minor must meet with one of the departmental advisors during the scheduled office hours listed below.  

Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • Valerie Garver 
    ZH 607
    (815) 753-6823
    vgarver@niu.edu 
    Office Hours: By appointment

Undergraduate Advisor and Assistant Chair

  • Trude Jacobsen
    ZH 615B
    (815)753-6816
    tjacobsen1@niu.edu 
    Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00-3:00pm

History & Social Sciences Secondary Teacher Education Program (Teacher Licensure) Advisors

  • Frank Bell
    ZH 624
    (815) 753-6576
    fbell@niu.edu
    Office Hours: Monday  8:00am-12:00pm and by appointment
  • John Alcalde
    ZH 626
    (815)753-5903
    jalcalde@niu.edu 
    Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm & Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm