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History Department Awards

The History Department has been well recognized for achievements in teaching, researcbgh, and service both on campus and beyond. In 2011, the History Department was honored by the California School Boards Association with a Golden Bell Award which recognizes outstanding programs throughout California.  This award recognized our American History  in the Schools program, which was a collaborative effort between the San Diego County Office of Education, CSUSM, and the University of San Diego to provide professional development to middle and high-school History teachers. We are committed to building and strengthening a vibrant and inclusive scholarly community for the benefit of our students.


Tenure-line and lecturer faculty in the History Department have received formal recognition with CSUSM awards for excellence in the areas of teaching, research, service:

2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award – Jill Watts
2015-2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Service Leadership – Carmen Nava
2014-2015 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award – Alyssa Sepinwall
2008-2009 President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity – Peter Arnade
2008-2009 President’s Award for Outstanding Service Leadership – Patty Seleski
2008-2009 President’s Award for Outstanding Lecturer – Kimber Quinney
2006-2007 President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity – Jill Watts
2004-2005 President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching – Alyssa Sepinwall