Contacts / Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Janet Chen

Professor Janet Chen
206 Dickinson Hall

Office Hours, Fall 2020: Schedule an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies
Drop-in office hours, Wednesdays 10am - 12 pm (sign into WASE for Zoom link)
And by appointment via email

The Director of Undergraduate Studies serves as a general adviser to the majors in the Department and as a liaison to the residential colleges. (Individual academic advising is performed by students' independent work advisers.)

Besides being a source of counsel, see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for:

HOS Undergraduate Adviser

Jennifer Rampling

Professor Jennifer M. Rampling
104 Dickinson Hall

The HOS Undergraduate Adviser is the general adviser to students concentrating in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Outside Course Approvals for Non-Majors (summer or study abroad)

Katja Guenther

Professor Katja Guenther
224 Dickinson Hall

In order for an outside course to be approved, it needs to be equivalent in quality and intensity to what we offer at Princeton. This means the instructor(s) should at least have a Ph.D. All reading and written assignments, as well as the mode of evaluation, should be similar to a Princeton HIS course. They cannot be based alone, or even primarily, on a textbook and lectures. In order to determine that, Professor Reimitz needs a complete syllabus of the course (an older version of the same course is acceptable).

Undergraduate Program Administrator

Judith Miller

Judith Miller
129 Dickinson Hall

The Undergraduate Program Administrator works closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

See Judie Miller for:

  • General inquiries
  • Policies and procedures
  • Course scheduling
  • All course preparation inquiries, including precepts, wait lists, room assignments, and cross listing requests
  • Study Abroad
  • Student research funding questions in SAFE
  • All aspects of studying and majoring in History, including:
    • Advising commitments
    • JP- and Thesis-related questions
    • Senior Departmental Examination

She is available in the Director of Undergraduate Studies absence to answer any questions

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday drop in hours from10:00AM to 4:00PM, 129 Dickinson / Schedule a virtual appointment: Thursday, 2:00-4:00PM OR Friday, 10:00AM-12:00PM using WASE.