Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Current Leadership

2023-2024 Officers


President: Kaylee Morlan

Kaylee Morlan (they/she) is the 2023-2024 president of the HGSA at Loyola. They received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Minnesota, and are currently getting master's degrees in public history and library science. Kaylee specializes in women's and 19th-century American history, and currently works as an archivist and Chicago tour guide. In their free time, they like to crochet, paint, and cuddle with their cat, Meechee.  


Vice President: Hannah Fuller

Hannah is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Public and American history at Loyola University Chicago and the Vice President of HGSA. Her research focuses on the queer community's relationship to rural and urban space throughout the Midwest, seeking to explore the intersection between sexuality and concepts of urban and rural divide. As a part of the board, she looks forward to working with graduate students and serving as the liaison between faculty, students, and G-SAC.


Secretary: Grace Tony


Media Coordinator: Jonathan White

 Jonathan (he/him) is a 1st year History M.A. student at Loyola University Chicago and the media coordinator of HGSA. He recieved his B.A. in history at Marquette University. His research focuses on American history, more specifically the 19th and 20th century, queer history, and urban history. Through his work on the board, he makes students and faculty aware of events that HGSA organizes and takes plety of pictures to show how fun the events are.

Treasurer and Conference Committee Co-Chair: Yujay Masah

Yujay is in her second year of the Master's in Library and Information Science / MA Public History Dual Degree Program at Dominican University and Loyola University Chicago. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she received her BA in History with a minor in Art History from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Her professional and academic interests include digital archives and libraries, American history from 1950 to the present, material and visual culture, and making historical materials accessible for all.  


Conference Committee Co-Chair: Haley Carlton

 Haley is a second-year graduate student in the Public History MA Program. Originally from Sacramento, California she earned her Bachelor's degree in history from Occidental College in 2022. Haley has continued her historical work as a tour guide for Inside Chicago Walking Tours and a Guest Service Associate at the Driehaus Museum. She enjoys studying early 20th century U.S. history and in her free time enjoys exploring Chicago, traveling, and hanging out with her friends.

Chair, Public History Committee: Brooke Sapper

Brooke Sapper (she/her) is in her second year of the Public History MA Program. Originally from Ashland, WI, she got her BA in History from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Brooke’s research interests include 19th and 20th century America, women’s history, and medical history. Outside of class, she enjoys fiber arts, hiking, restoring furniture, and hanging out with her pet snails.


Chair, Dissertation Writing Group: Anthony Stamilio

Anthony Stamilio is a US History and Public History PhD student at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on the influence of celebrity on political culture and identity in the nineteenth century with a concentration on Theatre during the Civil War era. Originally from New Orleans, Anthony moved to Chicago to study acting at the Chicago College of Performing Arts after which he performed in dozens of plays in the Midwest. In 2020, he graduated with an MA in Public History before pursuing a PhD, and he is devoted to interpretation, preservation, and production of history.






Past HGSA Officers and Committee Chairs