Amy Chidester
Administrative Officer

Amy 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.

Jan Liverance
Administrative Assistant

Jan 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. 

Carolina Madinaveitia
Graduate Programs Manager

Carolina joined the History Department staff as a Graduate Programs Manager in 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, and alumni updates.  She also assists with management of the Department website. Carolina is a proud alumna of Georgetown’s undergraduate program, where she majored in Government.

Christopher Seeling
Director, Georgetown Institute for Global History; Program Coordinator

Chris joined the Department of History in 2018.  As Director of the Georgetown Institute for Global History and departmental Program Coordinator, he manages all logistics of the various seminars, workshops, and conferences hosted by the Department throughout the academic year.  Chris manages the financial accounts associated with the programs and processes expense reports related to faculty research and travel.  He also assists with the management of the Department website, writes for the departmental digest newsletter, manages the rotating history map exhibit, and is a proud 2017 alum of the MAGIC program.

Student Clerical Assistants

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.