We in the History Department believe that asking questions and seeking knowledge, either for practical reasons or out of curiosity, is one of the most worthy of all pursuits. Therefore, we offer the following answers to questions we commonly receive. We hope that you will come to share the spirit of inquiry which informs our daily teaching and research and we welcome your questions, great and small.
1. How do I contact the Department and where is it located?
The History Department is in Cherry Hall (the building with the dome on top of the hill) on the second floor, in the middle of the building, room 200. You can contact us at the addresses lited below:
Department Mailing Address
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21086
Department of History
Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way Bowling Green KY 42101-1086
Other Contact Information
Phone: (270) 745-3841 (M-F 8:00-4:30)
FAX: (270) 745-2950 (24 hrs)
Department Head: Dr. Robert Dietle
Office Associate: Janet Haynes
2. How do I contact an individual faculty member and what are their office hours?
See the Faculty List for all contact information. Contact the main office by phone or email to get faculty office hours, which change each semester depending on the class schedule.
3. Where are the History mailboxes located?
The mailboxes are located in the main office, 200 Cherry Hall, on the right side as you enter. Note that faculty names are posted above their box. Be sure to get your note in the correct box! The office is open from 8:00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri in term and 8:00am-4:00pm in the summer.
4. Can I leave a voice-mail message for a faculty member?
Usually no, sometimes yes. A few faculty have voice-mail, but most of our phones automatically forward incoming calls to the main department office, where you may leave messages with the office staff.