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Chair's Office

Ann Major - Assistant to the Chair

6265 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-9043 | ann@history.ucla.edu

Ann assists the Chair of the department with scheduling, travel, faculty meetings and other projects; shepherds visiting scholars through the UCLA approval process and visa certification; coordinates faculty recruitment and visits; assists in managing office moves; and coordinates departmental events.

Bibi Dhillonn - Chief Administrative Officer

6265C Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4258 | bibi@history.ucla.edu

Bibi manages all administrative services in relation to the department's staffing, teaching, and programs. She is responsible for planning and policy development, budgetary control, oversight of departmental projects and initiatives, and selection and supervision of personnel.

Cristina Ferreira - Administrative/Front Office and Events Coordinator

6265 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-0154 | cristina@history.ucla.edu

The Front Office Coordinator manages the activities in the main History office, including textbook orders, course evaluations, and instructional equipment. This position also assists faculty and staff event coordination, including publicity design and distribution. For any inquiries about events, contact eventcalendar@history.ucla.edu

Finance and Staff Personnel

Diana Fonseca - Senior Fund Analyst

6273 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-2903 | fonseca@history.ucla.edu

Diana is responsible for managing the financial accounting for faculty with last names A-N, departmental colloquiums, departmental funds, and the Public History Initiatives Center. As the senior fund manager, she also administers departmental financial reporting and record-keeping systems.

Monica Hean - Fund and Personnel Analyst

6345 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-3133 | monica@history.ucla.edu

The Fund and Personnel Analyst manages the funds for faculty with last names O-Z. The Analyst provides them with current information about their account activity and balances and advises them on financial policies and procedures. This position processes purchase orders, research and entertainment reimbursements, and travel reimbursements. This position is also responsible for processing employment and all payroll actions for lecturers, staff, teaching assistants, readers, and graduate students. The Analyst provides information on employment/human resources policies and procedures.

IT Unit

Jonathan Ebueng - Computer Resource Specialist

6293 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-5154 | jonpatrick@history.ucla.edu

Jonathan assists staff, and students with computer and other technical needs, including troubleshooting and resolving technical issues. He also assists with department, faculty and course web pages.

Mary Johnson - Computer Resource Manager

6293 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-2607 | mary@history.ucla.edu

Mary oversees the department’s Computer Resource Center and staff. She manages departmental database and online programs; administers department, faculty, and course web pages; and works with faculty, staff, and students to resolve technical issues.

Academic Personnel

Verna Abe - Academic Personnel Coordinator

6276 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-0569 | verna@history.ucla.edu

Verna manages all academic personnel processes for Senate faculty, including merit, promotion and review actions; sabbatical and leave requests; joint, split and new appointments; faculty data management for advancements, salaries, summer ninths, sabbatical credits and course releases.

Public History Initiative (PHI)

Karen Wilson - PHI Director and Graduate Career Officer

6349 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4456 | kswilson@ucla.edu

Karen supports the professional development needs and career goals of the department's graduate students. She works closely with the department chair and others in support of faculty advising and mentoring to facilitate graduate student success.

Kristina Markman - Program Coordinator

6339 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4702 | kmarkman@history.ucla.edu

Kristina manages the activities and functions of the History Department's Public History Initiative (PHI), which includes and the online bookstore for the National Center for History in Schools. Kristina also manages HistoryCorps, which places undergraduate students in internships at schools, museums and archives.

Student Affairs

Hadley Porter - Director of Student Affairs

6286 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-2627 | hporter@history.ucla.edu

Hadley directs the department’s student affairs staff and functions, including oversight all activities related to undergraduate and graduate counseling; student policies, procedures, and processes; and student recruitment and financial aid. She also works directly with students to assist with degree completion and other issues.

Kamarin Takahara - Graduate Counselor

6288 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-3269 | kamarin@history.ucla.edu

Kamarin counsels graduate students on University and departmental requirements for the Ph.D. degree. She also provides recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement services, assists with assigning Teaching Assistants, and monitors students’ progress toward the degree.

Indira Garcia - Undergraduate/Career Counselor

6290 Bunche Hall
(310) 794-7053 | indira@history.ucla.edu

Indira functions as both an academic counselor and a career counselor for undergraduate students. She meets one-on-one with History undergrads to advise them on their academic planning and also collaborates with UCLA Partnership to develop and lead programs geared toward career planning. Indira also assists faculty with course scheduling which includes scheduling seminar, classroom, and conference room space.

Paul Padilla - Undergraduate Advisor

6284 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-3720 | padilla@history.ucla.edu

Paul provides undergraduate degree counseling for History majors. He also manages orientation services and workshops for new students, undergraduate curricular changes, and the class scheduling process.