History is one of the most popular, useful, and flexible subjects to study and major in. The popularity of History comes from the fact that human beings love stories about dynamic people and exciting events from the past. By studying the brilliance and blunders of past generations, students gain useful knowledge about how the world works and the critical thinking skills universities and employers value. History is also a very flexible major: the AA-T in History is a pathway to a state university for students interested in majoring in History and those unsure of what they want to major in yet (ex. law, business, government, etc.). It is also a fun “second major” for students interested in becoming more well-rounded, knowledgeable, and wise.    

The History Program at Oxnard College engages the energies of three full-time professors who teach a wide variety of courses in United States and World History.

Click Here: 2016-2017 Catalog Descriptions of History Courses

History Department Student Award Winners:

  • Oxnard College History Student of the Year for 2013-2014: Alicia Wilson 
  • Oxnard College History Student of the Year for 2014-2015: Carrie Perez 

History Faculty

Joshua Lieser, Ph.D. 
Social Science Department Chair

Office: LS-L
Phone: (805) 678-5078
Twitter: @DrJoshLieser

Kevin Hughes, M.A. Keep Calm and Study History

Office: LS-R
Phone: (805) 678-5079

Jennifer Wilson-González, M.A.

Office: LS-M
Phone: (805) 678-5080


Pictured from left to right: Dr. Josh Lieser, Dr. Tomas Salinas, Professor Kevin Hughes

Pictured (Left to Right): Joshua Lieser, Ph.D; Tomás Salinas, Ph.D; Kevin Hughes, M.A.

Dr. Salinas Lecturing in the Performing Arts Center on Mexican-Americans experiences during WWII


















Dr. Salinas lecturing in the Performing Arts Center on Mexican-American immigrant experiences during the early 20th century.