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Brian Plummer, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of History and Political Science
Phone: (626) 815-3843
Brian Plummer, Ph.D., teaches American history, focusing on 20th-century foreign affairs and the early Cold War. His wide-ranging curiosity has led him to study the interaction between religion and diplomacy, the formation of cultural identity, Irish history and independence, the enduring mystique of California, and various aspects of American popular culture. When not teaching, Plummer can be found listening to jazz, eating chocolate, and enjoying all things mid-century with his wife and two dogs.


B.A. - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.A. - California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • History and Political Science

Courses Taught

HIST 151 – United States History to 1865
HIST 152 – United States History Since 1865
HIST 334 – History of American Foreign Affairs
HIST 338 – History of California
POLI 496 – Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics

Office Location

Ronald Building, Ronald 126, East Campus

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