Internet Resources for History Majors
There is a wealth of information available on the Internet about all of these different career options for history majors. You may wish to investigate possible career paths by consulting any of the below Web sites. Of course, these sites are by no means exhaustive.
- Museum jobs
- Jobs at historical societies
- Jobs in the federal government
- Internships in Intelligence Analysis
- Jobs in state and local government
- Archive jobs
- National Council on Public History
- Society for History in the Federal Government
- Public History Employment: "The Humanities at Work"
- "Careers for Students in History" AHA publication
- General Information on Public History
- Advice for Getting into Law School (with links to lots of sites)
For more information:
Dr. Marc L. Harris
Associate Professor of History
Arts and Humanities
Office: C129D Smith Building
Dr. Marc Harris is an Associate Professor of History and chair of Penn State Altoona’s History Department. Previously serving as head of the campus’s Arts and Humanities Division, Harris is a scholar of Constitutional History and the sagas of the early American Republic. Teaching at Altoona offers him a unique opportunity to contextualize national issues of those times at a regional level. “Our area [central Pennsylvania] was anti-federalist, anti-constitution,” he noted. “A reason for the opposition to the Constitution was the proposal that you have to pay taxes to a central government, not just your state.” These manners of historical perspective serve as intriguing platforms for discussion and research. His various courses also concern Business History, Pennsylvania History, Revolutionary America, and American History survey classes.
Dr. Steven C. Andrews
Instructor in History
Arts and Humanities
Office: C122 Smith Building
Dr. Steven Andrews has been a full time instructor of history since 2008. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of adjunct lecturer for thirteen years. He received his Doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. Since 1995 he has taught a wide variety of courses to include courses on Western Civilization, Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval History, the Crusades, the History of the Family, Women’s History, the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Communism, World War II, Tudor/Stuart England, the History of Absolutism, Eastern Europe, World War I, the History of Witchcraft and Magic, American Military History, and Pennsylvania History. Dr. Andrews was nominated for the University's prestigious Schreyer Award for teaching excellence in 2011. He is currently co-coordinator of the History Program.