Department Information

Rice History Department

General Email Questions

Questions about the History Graduate Program

Graduate Program Administrator - Lydia Westbrook

Mailing Address
History Department - MS 42
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Physical Location

Rice University
History Department
Humanities Building Rm. 326
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Phone Numbers

Phone: 713-348-4947
Fax: 713-348-5207



The History Department is located in the Humanities Building. Our department office is on the third floor.  Click here for campus map the Humanities Building is building number 38 (along College Way).  The closest paid visitor parking is available in the Founder's Court Lot located off the University's Entrance 2, off Main Street.


Administrative Directory


Dr. Alida Metcalf 713-348-4948 email: 

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar 713-348-8085 email: 

Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Jim Sidbury 713-348-2197 email: 

 Beverly Konzem, Department Administrator 713-348-2163  email:
 Erin Baezner, Department Coordinator  713-348-4947 email:


 Lydia Westbrook, Graduate Studies Administrator

 713-348-2092 , 713-348-2288