It is with great sadness that the History Department mourns the unfathomable loss of professor, chair, and friend, John Pettegrew. After a nearly two-year battle with cancer, John passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 29. He is survived by his partner Tamara Myers, professor in the Lehigh History Department, and his children Nick Pettegrew, a current student at Lehigh, and Helen Keetley. John's colleagues, students, family, and friends will remember him for his warmth, his empathy, and the... Read More here


The Department of History and the Center for Global Islamic Studies are pleased to welcome Dr. Ugur Pece as a new Assistant Professor with a specialization in Islamic World history. Dr. Pece comes to the department from Harvard University's History and Literature Program, where he has taught for the past academic year. Dr. Pece completed MA degrees in both Turkey and Greece before receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016.

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