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ABOUT OUR FACULTY

The Department of History faculty are an accomplished group of teacher-scholars with a wide range of historical interests. Our responsibilities fall into three categories: teaching and advising, conducting research and writing scholarly works, and providing service to the College and the profession.

The links below provide information about each of our faculty members, including their respective areas of specialization, published works, presentations at academic conferences, works currently in progress, and courses taught at The College at Brockport, SUNY. You may also view a brief overview of the historical interests of all of our faculty here.

FACULTY

Dr. Katherine Clark, Undergraduate Advisement Coordinator
Associate Professor of History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
PhD, Indiana University, 2002
Medieval European History, especially gender, culture, and religion

Dr. John Daly
Associate Professor of History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Rice University, 1993
Civil War and Reconstruction, American Religious History, Antebellum America, Intellectual and Cultural History, Film History

Dr. Carl Davila
Assistant Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Arabic Studies, Yale University, 2006
Arab and Islamic history, al-Andalus, Andalusian musical traditions of North Africa, Classical Arabic literature, orality and literacy as social-cultural forms.

Dr. Owen S. Ireland , SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, History
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Bruce Leslie, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
Professor, History
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1971
American Social History, history of education

Dr. Anne Macpherson
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1998
Caribbean, Latin America, women/gender, 20th c.

Dr. Salahuddin Malik
Professor, History
PhD, McGill University, Montreal , Canada, 1966
South Asian History, British Imperialism

Dr. Morag Martin, Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1999
French History 18th and 19th centuries, history of consumerism and advertising, history of beauty, history of innovation and invention

Dr. Paul Moyer
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, The College of William & Mary, 1999
Colonial America, American Revolution, American frontier, witchcraft in Puritan New England

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama
Associate Professor, History
PhD, The Ohio State University, 2005
20th-century Japanese history, history of technology, modern military history

Dr. Kenneth O'Brien
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Northwestern University, 1974
Modern American History

Dr. Alison Parker
Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
Gender and Race in 19th and 20th Century U.S. History, First Amendment and History of Censorship, American Legal history

Dr. Meredith Roman
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Michigan State University, 2005
Comparative Russian and African American History, History of Racism

Dr. James Spiller
Asst Provost, Research & Scholarship/ Dean, The Graduate School
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1999
Modern American History, Cultural History, History of Technology

Dr. Angela Thompsell
Assistant Professor, History
PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
Modern Britain, Modern Africa, imperialism, environmental history, and gender history

Dr. Jose Torre
Associate Professor and Chair, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Binghamton University
Early American History

Dr. Wanda Wakefield
Associate Professor, History
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
History of sport, Modern America, military history

VISITING ASSISTANT FACULTY

Dr. Stephen Neese
Visiting Assistant Professor, History
PhD, George Washington University, 2002
American Religious History

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTS 

  • Ms. Stephanie Pawlicki - Graduate Assistantship
  • Mr.  Martin Norment - Graduate Assistantship
  • Mr. Michael Schojan - Flieger Fellowship

 

Last Updated 4/6/16

News

Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Events

History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).