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History Faculty

Dr. Wanda Wakefieldwakefield

Office: 313 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5696/2291
E-Mail: wwakefie@brockport.edu

Specialization 

  • Modern America, Sports History

Education 

  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MA, SUNY College at Brockport
  • JD, University of Illinois
  • BA, Grinnell College

Courses Taught  

  • Culture and Sport (An examination of the role sport plays in societies around the world.)
  • The History Seminar
  • Modern America
  • American Cultural History
  • World of the First Olympians
  • in Delta College: the first social science courses on Society and Culture (Dr. Wakefield also teaches in Delta College)

Publications 

  • Playing to Win: Sports and the American Military, 1898-1945. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.

Last Updated 7/31/14

News

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.

Events

The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.

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.