Claremont McKenna College

Lily Geismer, Ph.D.

Lily Geismer's teaching and research focuses on the intersections of political realignment, public policy, grassroots social movements and metropolitan history since World War II. Her first book Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party will be released in December 2014. She is currently beginning work on a new project that will examine the privatization of public policy, and the increasing promotion of market-based and individualist ideology to address social inequality by both political parties since the 1960s.


Selected Research and Publications

  • Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberalism and the Transformation of the Democratic Party, Princeton University Press, 2015
  • “Good Neighbors for Fair Housing: Suburban Liberalism and Racial Inequality in Metropolitan Boston,” Journal of Urban History (May 2013 vol. 39 no. 3), 454-477
  • “More Than Megachurches: Liberal Religion and Politics in the Suburbs” in Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in the 20th Century United States, ed. Andrew Preston, Bruce Schulman, and Julian Zelizer forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015
  • “Kennedy’s Liberalism” in A Companion to John F. Kennedy, ed. Marc Silverstone, Wiley-Blackwell 2014
  • “Overcoming the Gender and Political History Divide: Teaching and Studying Post-1945 United States History,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (March 2012): 28-30.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities, 2014-2015
  • Urban History Association Board of Directors, 2014-16
  • Co-Host, Urban History Association Podcast, 2014-present
  • Co-organizer, Los Angeles History & Metropolitan Studies Group, Huntington Library, 2012-present



Lily Geismer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Brown University
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 01:30PM - 02:30PM
  Thursday, 01:30PM - 02:30PM
Email: lgeismer@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-2933
Fax:
Address: Kravis Center 210
Website:
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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Dean of the Faculty

Interim Dean of the Faculty Nicholas Warner
Nicholas Warner

Interim Dean of the Faculty

Nicholas Warner is CMC's Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Literature

Welcome

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Dean of the Faculty Office Staff & Responsibilities

Dean of the Faculty Gregory Hess
Nicholas Warner
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Faculty

Professor of Literature

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Deans Committee (ADC)
  • Administration Committee
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)
  • APT Executive Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Budgets
  • Commencement
  • Committee Assignments
  • Compensation
  • Faculty Handbook Committee
  • Faculty Research Committee
  • Keck Science Deans Committee
  • Language Coordinator
  • Podlich Distinguished Fellows
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Senior Staff
  • Space Planning
  • Tenure Track Appointments

The Dean of the Faculty oversees the following offices:
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Off-Campus Study
  • Office of Sponsored Research
  • Research Institutes
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Teaching Resource Center
  • The Center for Writing & Public Discourse
Lee Skinner
Lee Skinner
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Budgets
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee and general curriculum oversight
  • Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Committee Assignments
  • Compensation
  • Director, Teaching Resource Center
  • Non-tenure Track Appointments
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Senior Staff
Ronald Riggio
Ronald Riggio
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Administration Committee
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)
  • Board of Trustees
  • Committee Assignments
  • Faculty Research Committee
  • Research and Research Institutes Subcommittee
  • Sabbatical Leaves
  • Senior Staff
Cindi Guimond
Cindi Guimond
Director of Academic Administration

  • Advising and Orientation
  • Budgets
  • Committee support for Academic Affairs, APT, APT/EC, Curriculum and Faculty Research
  • Convocation / Commencement
  • Faculty Handbook
  • General Office Support
  • Language Residents
  • Office Moves
  • Space Planning
  • Supervisor, Faculty Support Centers
Dianna Graves
Dianna Graves
Director of Academic Planning

  • Co-Advisor, Keck Science 3-2 Engineering Programs
  • Compliance
  • Departmental Reviews
  • Faculty Course Evaluations
  • Office of Sponsored Research
  • Special Projects
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator
  • WASC
  • Web Content Management
Erica Nichols
Erica Nichols
Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Administration

  • Committee Support for the Curriculum Committee
  • General Office Support
  • Podlich Distinguished Fellows
  • Post Tenure Reviews
  • Special Projects
Lori Juan
Lori Juan
Administrative Assistant

  • Committee Support for Administration and Curriculum Committees
  • Convocation / Commencement
  • Dean's List
  • Deans' Scheduling and Appointments
  • Faculty Lists
  • General Office Support
  • Joint Forensics
  • New Faculty Orientation Support
  • Web Content Management

Contact

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8117
Fax: (909) 607-1212
Email:

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Claremont, CA 91711