Dear Students:

By now, you have received communication from President Montgomery regarding the university’s response to the COVID 19 outbreak facing the state of Michigan. WMU is not closing, and I am available for advising. However, I will not be able to take physical appointments in the Department of History starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through at least April 3, 2020. This includes drop-ins and face-to-face appointments. I will continue to assist you via email and phone.


For any advising questions, or to schedule a phone appointment, please email me at Both my voicemail and email inboxes will be monitored and messages will be returned.  Thank you for your patience during this time.




Joshua D. Koenig

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of History







The Department of History advisors at Western Michigan University work to support and enrich your academic experience by helping with curricular decisions and providing Joshua Koeniginformation and guidance on extracurricular options, career paths and post-graduate plans. The office is supervised by Dr. Joshua D. Koenig, director of undergraduate studies, with help from the undergraduate advising committee members.

History majors and minors

Undergraduate history majors and minors are strongly encouraged to see an adviser for all questions, general and specific.

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Advising Hours for Spring 2020


Monday: 9:00-10:00 (By Appointment) Brandao

              10:00-12:00 (Walk-In) Koenig

Tuesday: 11:30-12:00 (By Appointment) Koenig

                2:00-3:00 (By Appointment) Koenig

Wednesday: 9:00-12:00 (Walk-In) Koenig

                     2:00-3:00 (By Appointment) Palmitessa

                     3:00-4:00 (By Appointment) Berto

Thursday: 11:30-12:00 (By Appointment) Koenig

                  2:00-3:00 (By Appointment) Koenig

Questions? Please direct your advising inquiries to Dr. Joshua D. Koenig.


  • Location: 4451 Friedmann Hall
  • Phone: (269) 387-5382