Graduate Alumni

Department of History


John Woitkowitz (Ph.D. 2018)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Christopher Hyland (Ph.D. 2016)

History Instructor, Coquitlam College, Coquitlam, B.C. and Managing Editor of History of Intellectual Culture.

Amy McKinney (Ph.D. 2011)

Associate Professor, Northwest College, Powell (Wyoming)

Keith Smith (Ph.D. 2007)

Chair, Indigenous/Xwulmuxl Studies, Department of History, Vancouver Island University.

Edward Kaplan (Ph.D. 2007)

Director of Aerospace Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S.. Army War college Carlisle, PA. 

Gayle Thrift (Ph.D. 2004)

Assistant Professor, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, St. Mary’s University College, Calgary. 

Whitney Lackenbauer (Ph.D. 2004)

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Study of the Canadian North and Professor, Department of History, St. Jerome’s University – University of Waterloo

Alexander Statiev (Ph.D. 2004)

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Waterloo

Robin Gendron (Ph.D. 2001)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Nipissing University, Ontario

Mélanie Méthot (Ph.D. 2001)

Associate Professor, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta

Nikolas Gardner (Ph.D. 2000)

Associate Professor of Strategy, UAE National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. 

Christopher Bell (Ph.D. 1998)

Professor, Department of History, Dalhousie University

Scott Murray (Ph.D. 1997)

Professor, Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary

Jennifer Pettit (Ph.D. 1997)

Dean, Faculty of Arts, and Professor Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary 

Laurie Meijer Drees (Ph.D. 1997)

University Professor, Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies, Department of History, Vancouver Island University

Max Foran (Ph.D. 1981)

Professor Emeritus, Communication and Culture, University of Calgary

University Administration

Doris MacKinnon (Ph.D. 2012)

Coordinator, New Program Development, Red Deer College

Stuart Barnard (PhD, 2016)

University Administration

Public History

Andrew Wiley, (Ph.D. 2019)

Associate Editor, Papers of Martin Van Buren, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee

Shannon Murray (Ph.D. 2015)

Historical Specialist, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited

Christine Leppard (Ph.D. 2013)

Historical Specialist, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited

Alexander Herd (Ph.D. 2011)

Project Manager, Historica Canada, Toronto, until August 2014

David Gallant (Ph.D. 2016)

Historian, Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate, Archaeology and History Branch, Parks Canada


Lesley Erickson (Ph.D. 2003)

Freelance Editor specializing in trade and academic nonfiction

Gretchen Albers (Ph.D. 2011)

Freelance Editor and Writer

Public Service

Andrew McEwen (Ph.D. 2016)

Digital Publications Intern, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Pernille Jakobsen (Ph.D. 2014)

Policy and Research Analyst, Service Nova Scotia, Business and Consumer Services, Legislation and Policy

Andrew Lefebvre (Ph.D. 2008)

Manager, Data and Information Management Services, Public Health Ontario

Jamieson Weetman (M.A. 1999)

Foreign Policy Analyst, Privy Council Office, Ottawa, Ontario

Peter Archambault (Ph.D. 1997)

Director, Strategic Operations Analysis, Department of National Defense, Ottawa

Alex Taylor del Cid (Ph.D. 2004)

Human Rights Specialist, Fairfax County Government, Virginia

Private Sector

Andrew Varsanyi (M.A. 2014)

Director of Business Development, Critical Control, Calgary

Jonathan Durance (M.A. 2011),

Senior Manager, Toronto Dominion Bank, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Aaron Plamondon (Ph.D. 2006)

Director, Industrial Participation, Irving Shipbuilding, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Paul Nigol (Ph.D. 2001)

Lawyer, Stephens & Homan, Vancouver

Stephanie Cousineau (Ph.D, 2007)

Lawyer, Maurice Law