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History Faculty

Dr. Jose Torretorre

Office: 332 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5698


  • Early American History


  • PhD, Binghamton University (History)
  • MA, University of Toronto (History)
  • BA (Honours), York University - Glendon College (Major History, Minor Economics) 

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship (Fall/Spring 2001-02) 
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • Winterthur Research Fellowship (September 2001)
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, DE
  • Rosa Colecchio Research Travel Grant (Summer 2001)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • University of Glasgow 2001 Fellowship (Summer 2001)
    University of Glasgow and Omohundro Institute, Glasgow, UK
  • History Department Dissertation Year Fellowship (Spring 2000)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • Joan Dubofsky Research Travel Grant (Summer 2000)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY

Courses Taught

  • Revolutionary America
  • The Early Republic
  • The American Enlightenment
  • New York State History
  • Material Culture in Early America


  • “'An inward Spring of Motion and Action…', The Teleology of Political Economy and Moral Philosophy in the Age of the Anglo-American Enlightenment,” Early American Studies, Volume 8, Number 3, Fall 2010.
  • The Enlightenment in America, (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008):  A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2009
  • The Political Economy of Sentiment, (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007)

Last Updated 7/31/14


History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

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).

The department will host the NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2015.


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.