Phi Tau Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha KeyThe Phi Tau Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is the Emory branch of the national honor society for history students. Invitation for membership in the honor society is extended by the department each spring to those eligible students who meet the national qualifications: completion of at least four history courses and ranking in the top one-third of their class.

Committed to studying the craft of history outside the classroom, Phi Alpha Theta organizes lectures, discussions, and various other events to examine history as a profession and a vocation. Although each year's program is reshaped by each successive class, the chapter has been consistent in its attempts to bring students and faculty together as a community of scholars.

Phi Alpha Theta also acts as the History Club for the History Department, which is open to the entire Emory community, although geared to our history majors. Though normally the officers of Phi Alpha Theta (the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer), elected yearly by chapter members, take the lead in organizing events, all are welcome to meetings and all input is appreciated. Please contact the officers or the faculty advisor, either through the department office or our Learnlink conference site, if you wish to participate.

Chapter Officers 2018-2019

  • Daniel Gursoy
    Co-President
  • Will Schoderbek
    Co-President
  • Isaiah Sirous
    Secretary
  • Yi Xie
    Treasurer
  • Prof. Kathryn Amdur
    Faculty Advisor
    kamdur@emory.edu
    Phone: 404-727-4457