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History Faculty

Dr. John DalyDr. Daly

Office: 334 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5685



  • American Civil War, American religious history


  • Ph.D., M.A., Rice University, 1993 (History)
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1986 (Religious Studies/History)

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
  • Alpha Phi Omega Professor of the Year Award, 2004
  • Honorable Mention: Annual Seaborg Award for the Best book on the Civil War (National Civil War Society), 2003
  • A.A.S.L.H. National Certificate of Commendation, 1998
  • Barbara Field Kennedy Award in American History, 1993

Courses Taught

  • U.S. History Survey (1517-1877, 1877-1990)
  • Film History
  • Religion in America: 1517 to Present
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Slavery in the South
  • U.S. Thought and Culture (1517-1877, 1877-1990)
  • Southern History
  • History of Science
  • Modern World


  • “Exploring Freedom: The Thirteenth Amendment and the End of the Civil War,” Jolene Car ed., Wisewire, (New York) 2016.

  • “The Culture Wars, 1980-2014” in Gale United States History Reference, (New York) 2015.

  • “The Media Portrayal of the Middle Class,” in Robert Rycroft ed., The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty (New York) 2014.

  • "Proslavery Writing 1820-1870," in American History Through Literature, ed. Janet Gabler-Hover (New York: Scribners, 2006).
  • "1976-2002: Looking Forward, Looking Back," in United States History II (New York: Global Education Network, 2004).
  • Holy War: Southern Religion and the Civil War," North and South, Volume 6, Number 6, September 2003.
  • When Slavery Was Called Freedom: Evangelicalism, Proslavery, and the Causes of the Civil War, 1830-1865. Religion in the South Series, Number 9, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002).

Current Projects

  • Dr. Daly is currently researching a book on Reconstruction in the South.






Last Updated 4/6/16


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!


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).