Department of History

As of February 7, 2022, the Department of History will be open from Monday – Friday, 8:30am -12:00pm & 1:00-4:30pm, closed for lunch, 12:00 – 1:00pm. 

At this time, administrative staff will only deal with general walk-in inquiries. All appointments will continue to be held virtually.  There will be no person-to-person appointments available. The best way to request timely advice or to make an appointment is to contact us at the following email addresses. 

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding as we navigate through this gradual return to campus.


Carleton University
400 Paterson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B6
Phone: (613) 520-2828
Office Hours:
8:30 am -12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sonya Lipsett-Rivera
(Acting) Chair

Office: 424 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext 8032 
Darlene Moss
Departmental Administrator
Office: 401 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2847
Paul Nelles
Graduate Supervisor
Office: 410 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext.2823
Joan White
Graduate Administrator

Office: 430 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2834
Susan Whitney
Undergraduate Supervisor
Office: 420 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2828 
Tanya Schwartz
Undergraduate Administrator
Office: 402 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2828
James Opp
Public History MA Coordinator
Office: 448 Paterson Hall
Phone: 613-520-2828