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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


  • "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 7/31/14


History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Mainichi, a major national newspaper in Japan, for the Oct. 3, 2014, issue.

The department hosted an NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014.

History major Amy Freeman has published an article on the Eastman Dental Dispensary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Yomuiri, a major national newspaper in Japan.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.


The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.

The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.