What are the Department of History alumni doing with their degrees? Check Erich Schnack, Park Ranger, for the National Parks.

Howdy! I’m Erich Schnack, I’m a Cleveland State University graduate and Yosemite National Park Ranger. I earned my B.A. in History and Social Studies at Cleveland State University’s Jack Joseph & Morton Mandel Honor’s College in 2020. In 2022, I earned a History/Museum Studies M.A. and Historic Preservation graduate certificate from Cleveland State University. It was one cold winter night […]

Center for Public History + Digital Humanities showcases their work at the Keystone DH 2024

Three graduate students from the MA in History–Museum Studies participated in the panel. Location-based Storytelling with WordPress: Green Book Cleveland and Queer Cleveland Dr. J. Mark Souther, Erin J. Bell, Riley Habyl, Elena Solá, and Bali White From the Program abstracts Our panel will focus on the development and uses of PlacePress (https://wpplacepress.org), a modern WordPress plugin for location-based digital […]

Our Students this Summer–Kendall Owens

Kendall Owens, MA in History, 2024. Kendall just graduated from our program, and she is working for the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland for the next couple of months on a special project.  She is the digital projects assistant working on a project for SJMAP (Soviet Jewry Movement Archives Project). Specifically, she is helping with digitization efforts for archival […]

Our Students this Summer–Makialani M Kanewa-Marino

Makialani entered the MA in History–Museum Studies this spring after completing a BA from Cleveland State in December 2023. Makialani got a summer internship and will work in the Elizabeth Nord Library and Archives to organize, arrange, and rehouse photographs. Her responsibilities include creating a subject-based archive, handling photographic materials, drafting an accessible finding aid, and providing periodic project updates […]

Our Students this Summer–Andrew Zelina.

Andrew is working as an Archeology Technician this summer at the Colorado National Monument. His main duties include conducting field surveys and identifying prehistoric and historic cultural resources in the park, assembling and writing official reports, editing GIS data, creating maps of archeological sites, and performing archival research when needed. A few other tasks he gets involved in occasionally include […]