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History Faculty

Kurt Kortenhof

Kurt Kortenhof


History Department

Phone: 651.846.1706

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Kurt received a BA in history in 1993 and an MA in American history in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He has also completed undergraduate course work at the University of Alaska - Anchorage and studied in the graduate programs at Villanova University and the University of Delaware.

In addition to teaching history at Saint Paul College, Kurt serves as a contributing editor for The History Channel Magazine. In this position he coordinates the magazine's fact-checking process, writes the "This Week in History" column, and contributes feature articles to the magazine.

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Ayesha Shariff



Phone: 651.846.1711

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Ayesha teaches US History, History of Women in the US, and Contemporary World History at Saint Paul College. She has a B.A. in History and English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Paul College in 2005, Ayesha taught at Smith College in Massachusetts and at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Hamline University, Augsburg College, and Normandale Community College in the Twin Cities area.

From 1998 to 2003, Ayesha also worked in the field of public history as a museum exhibit developer for the Minnesota Historical Society. She lives in St. Paul with her husband and two sons, who keep her quite busy when she’s not teaching.