Students of history study how people and societies formed, lived, interacted and contributed to the human experience.  History is the study of change over time and the work of the historian is to interpret the past using evidence from diverse sources such as documents, art, music and film.  This is an exciting and compelling means to understand from where we have come, where we are now, and where we might be headed.  History does not, however, determine the future; you do! 


Behavioral & Social Science Division Office

  • Email:   mcdivision126@vcccd.edu
  • Phone:  (805) 378-1445
  • Office:   Humanities & Social Science (HSS) 217

Dean (Interim): Traci Allen

Department Chair: Lee Ballestero, (805) 553-4172

Full-time Faculty:

Nenagh Brown, Patricia Colman, Hugo Hernandez, Susan Kinkella

Adjunct Faculty:

Jennifer Beal, Christian Beam, Elissa (Lissa) Brassfield, Scott Cameron, Mark Capehart, Laura Carlone-Mooslin, Daniel Darby, Renee Fraser, Stacy Gran, Ranford Hopkins, Nicole Morgan, Leslie Smithers, Jaime Soto

Adjunct faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi.  In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 378-1445.


Anitra Evans, Pam Kennedy Luna, Giselle Ramirez

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