Contacts / Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Yaacob Dweck
Office Phone
228 Dickinson Hall

Office Hours:

Monday from 10:30 am to 12 pm noon
Thursday from 10:30 am to 12 pm noon
And by appointment

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, the Director of Undergraduate Studies is also available for:

Undergraduate Program Director, History of Science (HOS)

Katja Guenther
Office Phone
224 Dickinson Hall

The HOS Undergraduate Program Director is the general adviser to students pursuing a track or minor in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

History Minor Adviser

Michael A. Blaakman
Office Phone
G-22 Dickinson Hall

The History Minor Adviser provides guidance to students pursuing the History minor.

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

Michael A. Blaakman
Office Phone
G-22 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, please provide a complete syllabus of the course (an older version of the same course is acceptable).

Courses must be pre-approved and will not be granted retroactively.

Undergraduate Program Administrator

Judie Miller
Office Phone
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
  • Minor in History
  • 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: TBA

Administrative Coordinator

Jackie Wasneski
Office Phone
127 Dickinson Hall

The Administrative Coordinator works closely with the Undergraduate Program Director for History of Science (HOS).

See Jackie Wasneski for:

  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (HSTM) minor
  • Student research funding questions in SAFE
  • Undergraduate events
  • History Writing Group