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Melissa Hovesepian

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Melissa Hovsepian

Program Director, BSIS

Office: ​S601
​713-221-8926
hovsepianm@uhd.edu​

​M. Hovsepian began teaching at UHD in 1994 while still working on her dissertation.  She was awarded a PhD in History (1996), a MA in History (1992), and a BA in History (1988) all from the University of Houston.  She has served in various capacities at UHD over the years--PQE Grant Institutional Director for UHD (2002-06), CHSS Faculty advisor (1999-2012), Visiting Assistant Professor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer.  Dr. Hovsepian has been Program Director for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree (BS IS) since 2012.

​Doctorate degree: History, University of Houston 1996
Master of Arts in History, University of Houston 1992
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Houston 1998


  • ​World History
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Special Topics

Program Director and Senior, University of Houston-Downtown, 2012 to present

Oversee the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Program and responsible for program quality, advising and assessment. Represent the BS IS program and/or University College on three university-wide faculty committees.  Participate in recruiting and open house events on and off-campus both during and after usual business hours. Additionally, teach 3 History courses over the academic year and 4 e-portfolio sections (Fall, Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 3).

Lecturer in History and Academic Advisor, University of Houston-Downtown 2006-2012

Responsible for both halves of US History Survey courses and both halves of upper level World History Survey courses. Also teach upper level Special Topics courses when needed. Academic Advising duties include meeting with students to discuss degree plans, working in conjunction with Dean’s Office to maintain student files utilizing Banner system, and meeting with degree coordinators as needed.

Lecturer in History and Grant Institutional Director, University of Houston-Downtown  2002-2006

Responsible for both halves of US History Survey courses and both halves of upper level World History Survey courses. Also teach upper level Special Topics course in Ancient Greece. Administrative duties as institutional director include being responsible for the quality of UHD’s program related to the Partnership for Quality Education Grant (PQE). This includes working with university administrators, faculty in various departments at UHD as well as the other partner institutions of higher learning, budget staff and school district personnel.

Visiting Assistant Professor in History, University of Houston-Downtown, 2000-2002

Taught both halves of US History Survey courses and both halves of upper level World History Survey courses. Also taught upper level Special Topics course in Ancient Greece. Administrative duties included serving as College Advisor for students with majors in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Adjunct Lecturer in History, University of St. Thomas, 1994 to 2005

Responsible for both halves of the US History Survey and World Community courses. Also teach upper division courses in European History (History 3304: Early Modern Europe, History 4338: Europe in the Age of Discovery, and History 4393: Special Topics—Ancient and Classical Greek Society) and Latin American History (History 3340: Colonial Latin America)

Adjunct Instructor of History, University of Houston-Downtown, 1994-2000

Taught both halves of the US History Survey and both halves of the upper level World History Survey courses.

Instructor of History, San Jacinto Junior College,1993-1994

Taught both halves of US History Survey.

Instructor of History, Houston Community College, 1992-1997 (periodically)

Taught both halves of US History Survey.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Houston, 1989-1993

Assisted in both US History and Western Civilization Survey courses.

Comparative World History—Empires and Indigenous Peoples

Hellenistic Mediterranean World

Age of Discovery—Spain in the New World

Historicism in Film

PUBLICATIONS

"A Multi-Level Approach to School-University Relationships." in Looking Back, Moving  Forward: The Story of a Five-Year Collaboration to Improve Teacher Quality. W. R. Houston, ed.  Institute for Urban Education, 2005.

The Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. T. Sienkewicz, ed. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, 2001.

 


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