The History faculty is a distinguished crew. Emeriti professors Kathy Roper and Ronald Isetti won "Professor of the Year" awards.  In 2013-2014, the honor goes to Professor Myrna Santiago. In 2011, Professor Carl Guarneri won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for his work on United States history, particularly the Civil War.  In 2012, Brother Charles Hilken won the Faculty Service Award for his dedication to our student body and his devotion to the College. In 2013, Professor Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for her work on the history of American women. Congratulations to an outstanding department! 

Katherine Roper  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

College and Community Service:

  • Member, Grievance Committee
    (2004 - 2006)
  • Member, Faculty Workload Committee, St. Mary's College of California
    (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, Faculty Welfare Committee, St. Mary's College of California
    (1997 - 2001)
  • Member, Film Program Advisory Board, St. Mary's College of California
    (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Library Committee, St. Mary's College of California (Co-Chair) 1975-76
    (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, St. Mary's College of California
    (1996 - 1997)
  • Chair, Academic Senate, St. Mary's College of California
    (1994 - 1995)
  • Member, New Century Committee, St. Mary's College of California
    (1993 - 1995)
  • Vice-Chair, Academic Senate, St. Mary's College of California
    (1993 - 1994)
  • Member, Rank and Tenure Committee, St. Mary's College of California, 1974-77, 1979-80, 1982-84, 1987-88
    (1990 - 1995)
    also an an alternate (2001-02)
  • Acting Director of January Term, St. Mary's College of California
    (1990 - 1990)
  • Chair, History Department, St. Mary's College of California
    (1986 - 1992)
    Also as Acting Chair, Spring 2000
  • Member, President's Task Force for Long Range Planning, St. Mary's College of California
    (1986 - 1988)
  • Member, Collegiate Seminar Governing Board, St. Mary's College of California, 1971-72
    (1984 - 1994)
  • Member, January Term Committee, St. Mary's College of California, 1977-78
    (1981 - 1995)
  • Vice-President, Faculty, St. Mary's College of California, 1974-76
    (1978 - 1979)
  • Member, Academic Council, St. Mary's College of California, 1971-75
    (1978 - 1979)
  • President, Faculty, 1973-74
    (1976 - 1977)

Organizations:

  • Institute for Historical Study
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Historical Association
  • German Studies Association
    • Nominations Committee 2000
    • Vice-President 2002-2004
    • President 2004-2006
    • Member, Executive Committee 1995-1997
    • Member, Book Prize Committee 1995
  • Women in German

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