College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Clinical Faculty


photo of Theresa JordanTheresa Jordan

Clinical Assistant Faculty
Director, History and Social Studies Undergraduate Education Program
Wilson-Short Hall 341

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Theresa received an M.A. in history from the University of Washington in 1991. She taught at Idaho State University from 1992 through 2001 and began teaching at WSU in 2001. Her primary interests include Secondary Teacher Education, World History, European Medieval History and Roman History.


photo of Lydia GerberLydia Gerber

Clinical Assistant Faculty
Director, Asia Program
Wilson-Short Hall 310

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Lydia received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Studies and Religious Studies from Hamburg University in Germany. Between 1983 and 1999 she spent a total of four years studying and teaching in China, at Shandong University, Nankai University and finally at Lanzhou University. Her research interests include Chinese history, Cross-cultural Studies with a special focus on Sino-German relations and Protestant missionaries in China.


Photo of Steve FountainSteve Fountain (Vancouver)

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Steven M. Fountain grew up in Oregon and has been teaching history since 1992, when he began teaching high school social studies in the Willamette Valley. After a lengthy circuit that included Illinois, Nebraska, California, and finally the Pacific Northwest again, he has resumed his habit of hiking and climbing whenever possible (which is not nearly often enough). He is also a board member of the Salmon Creek Watershed Council.

Dr. Fountain is an affiliate of the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies in Pullman and received the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Research Award from the Redd Center for Western Studies in 2009-2010. At WSU Vancouver, he teaches courses in American History (HIST 110, 413, 414, & 415), Environmental History (HIST 409, 491, & 494), Native American History (HIST 308), the American West (HIST 421), and Research and Writing in History (HIST 300).


photo of Clif StrattonClif Stratton

Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI)
Wilson-Short Hall, 320

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Clif Stratton earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University in 2010. His research and teaching interests include global history, modern U.S. history, immigration, transnational, and imperial history, and the history of race in the United States and the world. He is the author of “Dazzling Fields for Conquest: The Imperial Lessons and Trajectories of Albert Phelps’s Louisiana,” published in Louisiana History (2013) and the editor of and author in a collection of articles for World History Bulletin titled “Teaching and Learning the Personal and the Present in World History”(2012). His manuscript, The Paths of Good Citizenship: American Schools in an Age of Immigration and Empire, is currently undergoing peer review at the University of California Press.

He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program in the History Department.













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