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Mary Jo Wainwright
Mary Jo Wainwright

Mary Jo Wainwright

Professor of History

M.A. in History, California State University, East Bay
B.A. in History, University of California, Berkeley

Before coming to the Imperial Valley in 2004, I lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay area.  I worked in the legal field before I began teaching computer applications in 1995 and community college history in 1998.  I also work as a public historian and consultant on museum exhibits and published my first book in 2007: Images of America, Pleasanton, California.  I specialize in California and United States History.

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010 16:35

Instructor Information

Written by Mary Jo Wainwright


IVC Campus, Room 1714
IVC Phone: (760) 355-6527

The best way to reach me is by email.  If you want to talk with me over the phone, please email me your phone number and a good time to call you and I will be glad to call you back.  My on-campus office hours are listed below for Spring 2014.
Office Hours:    Monday:         3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.   
                           Tuesday:        4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                           Wednesday:   4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                           Thursday:       1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

                           No Office Hours During Summer or Winter sessions

Courses Taught:

History 120 - U.S. History to 1877
History 121 - U.S. History from 1877 to present
History 222 - California History

Required Textbooks for Spring 2014:
History 120:     Out of Many, Vol. One, Brief Sixth Edition, Faragher, et al. 2012 (ISBN-9780205010639)
American Realities, Vol. I, Eighth Edition, J. William T. Youngs, 2011 (ISBN-9780205764129);

History 121:   Out of Many, Vol. Two, Brief Sixth Edition, Faragher, et al. 2012 (ISBN-9780205010622);
American Realities, Vol. II, Eighth Edition, J. William T. Youngs, 2011 (ISBN-9780205764136);

Make sure you get the right books for the right class.  Each class requires 2 books.  If you have any questions, please email the instructor at  

Please log into Blackboard to get lecture outlines and chapter study guides for all classes.

Attention:  Online Students: 

I will not be teaching online during Spring 2014.