Administrative Staff

Administrative Officer

Amy Chidester joined the Department of History in 2016 as the Administrative Officer. Her responsibilities include overseeing and management of department budget, processing faculty and visiting researchers appointments, rank and tenure materials, conferences and travel reimbursements. She also supervises and manages the daily functions of the department.

GIGH Program Coordinator

The program and events coordinator for the Georgetown Institute of Global History provides administrative support to the GIGH Director and manages all logistics of the various seminars, workshops, and conferences the Institute hosts throughout the academic year, handling scheduling, publicity, audio-visual and technology needs, and travel arrangements. They also manage the financial accounts associated with the Institute's programs and processes expense reports related to faculty research and travel.  

Administrative Assistant

Jan Liverance joined the History Department in 2010 as an Administrative Assistant. She manages the day-to-day operations of the department, including front desk supervision, and provides support to faculty, staff and graduate students for various projects. Additionally, Jan hires and supervises work-study students, organizes space and catering for department meetings, maintains equipment, coordinates faculty office assignments, orders desk copies and supplies, maintains the alumni and department address list for the annual newsletter, and handles some of the financial duties of the department. 

Graduate Programs Manager

Carolina Madinaveitia joined the History Department staff as a Graduate Programs Manager in October 2013. Along with the Director of MA Programs and the Director of the Doctoral Program, she oversees the history graduate programs, including admissions, registration, program progress, financial aid, graduate student awards, graduation, alumni updates, and web content management. Carolina is a proud alumna of Georgetown's undergraduate program, where she majored in Government.


The reception area of the history department is staffed by an exceptional group of students.  For most visitors to the department -- other students, faculty, vendors -- the student at the front desk is the first point of contact.  Their duties include offering direction and answering questions for those visitors, and assisting staff and faculty in photocopying, mail distribution, hand deliveries.