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History, Politics & Society

Faculty: Lisa Kohlmeier

Lisa Kohlmeier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
(951) 785-2103


Ph.D.: American History, Claremont Graduate University, 2009
Passed Ph.D. Qualifying Exams with Distinction: Major Field: Women's Intellectual and Social History. Minor Fields: Women's Literary Culture, American Literature 1820-1930, April, 2004
B.A.: English, Atlantic Union College, Summa Cum Laude, 1993
B.A.: History, Atlantic Union College, Summa Cum Laude, 1992


2005 - Present: La Sierra University, Riverside, CA - Assistant Professor of History
2002-2005: Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA - Assistant Professor of History


Fall 2007 - Claremont Graduate University Conference Travel Award
2007-2008 - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship
Spring 2007 - Claremont Graduate University Conference Travel Award
2006 - American Antiquarian Society Summer Seminar Participant
2006-2007 - Claremont Graduate University Dissertation Grant
2006-2007 - Friends of University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Grant-in-Aid


“New Directions in Reading Women’s Intellectual Spaces.” Delivered at the Women and the Archives Colloquium, Brown University, April 24, 2010.

“The Humble Book: The Importance of the Scrabook in Documenting the Intellectual Life of Regina Anderson Andrews.” Delivered at the “Art, Fact, and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place” Conference sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for the Book, January 8-10, 2009.

“The Power of Photographs in Documenting the Complexity and Meanings of Alice James’s Sickroom.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Arts and Culture in Victorian Britain, Yale University, November 15, 2008.

“Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Houses: The Material Space of Women’s Intellectual History.” Delivered at the Pacific Coast Branch American Historical Society Conference, Pasadena, California August 9, 2008.

“The Space of the Sickroom in the Life of Alice James.” Delivered at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 13, 2008.

Guest Lecture on “Intellectual Homes” in Professor Janet Farrell Brodie’s course, History 316: Things, Objects, and Material Culture in U.S. History, Claremont Graduate University History Program, April 22, 2008.

“The Mobility of the Sickroom and the Friendship of Alice James and Katharine Loring.” Delivered at the Victorians in Motion Conference, sponsored by the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States at University of Colorado at Boulder, October 25, 2007.

“The Role of Visual Images in Restoring Regina Anderson Andrews to History.” Delivered at the Pacific Coast Branch American Historical Association Conference at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 25, 2007.

“Regina Anderson Andrews and the Library as Democratic Salon during the Harlem Renaissance.” Delivered at the Western Association of Women Historians Conference, San Diego, CA, May 5, 2007.

“The Creative Spaces of Alice Paul and Regina Anderson Andrews.” Delivered at Women and Creativity Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, March 23, 2007.

“The End of the Independent Woman in the Series Finale of ‘Alias’.” Delivered at the American Culture/Popular Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, April 6, 2007.


La Sierra University
Faculty Research Committee 2008-Present
Service Learning Portfolio Committee 2009-
Faculty and Governance Committee 2010-
Education Across the Curriculum Committee 2010-
Social Committee, Faculty Senate 2010-
HPS Director, Phi Alpha Theta

Presentations, Education, and Course Development
Presentation to ENGL 615F - Ecocriticism on studying and teaching the area of disease in history.
Presentation on Research Topic for ENGL 604 - Methods and Materials 
Participant in Faculty Seminar on Service Learning. In the seminar I developed a course, HIST 430NN: Home and Homelessness, which will be offered Winter 2011.

Participant in Faculty Advising Seminar.

Outside La Sierra University:
Worked on the Obama for President Campaign 2008

Atlantic Union College
Honors Core Committee – 2003-2005

Contact Us

Department of History, Politics, and Society
La Sierra University,
4500 Riverwalk Parkway,
Riverside, CA 92515


Andrew Howe
(951) 785-2065


Office Location:
La Sierra Hall
Room 302


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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