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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

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).