Kristin Franz
Kutztown University, Class of 2008
B.A., History (with Paralegal Studies)

Current job: Pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA

"Being a history major can open up so many doors; the possibilities are endless. History was the perfect subject to study before studying law because as a history major you do a lot of reading and writing: just as in law."


Vaneesa Cook

Kutztown University, Class of 2001
B.A., History --M.P.A. (2004)

Current job: Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"There's no doubt that the KU history faculty inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. But, it wasn't until I began graduate school that I realized how well the program had prepared me not only in terms of historical content, but also in the methodology of historical research and writing. It's nice to know I can still count on KU faculty for guidance and support after all these years as an alum."


Jill Figner
Kutztown University, Class of 2008
B.S., Secondary Education, Social Studies (History & Political Science)

Current job: Southwest Middle School, Reading, PA School District

"I loved the rapport that I share with my professors. I am grateful for challenges that developed my ability to think critically. I appreciate the assignments that improved my research and writing skills. I enjoyed the classes because the professors were able to share their depth of knowledge in engaging ways."

John Hoptak
Kutztown University, Class of 2000
B.A., History

Current job: Interpretive Park Ranger, Antietam National Battlefield

"I found my four years at Kutztown to some of the most rewarding of my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a student in the history department. What I found most rewarding was the personal one-on-one interaction with the faculty, and the fact that they have consistently provided me with assistance in the years since graduation."

Joseph Zagorski
Kutztown University, Class of 2000
B.S., Secondary Education/History/Social Studies

Current job: Chief of Interpretation at the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Wartburg, Tennessee

"The most rewarding thing to me about being involved in the history program at KU was just having the opportunity to learn more in-depth about the history of America from some of the best professors in America. People like Dr. Gabriel, Dr. Derr, Dr. Delaney, Dr. Kelleher, Dr. Gambone, Dr. Fries, Dr. Sanelli, and so many others, really made learning at KU a joy. My degree has enabled me to have a prominent role in the National Park Service and has afforded me an opportunity to make a living wage."

Andrew Arnold, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385

Anne Manmiller
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385
Fax: 610-683-4047