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History Faculty

Dr. Wanda Wakefieldwakefield

Office: 313 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5696/2291


  • Modern America, Sports History


  • 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)


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

Last Updated 7/31/14


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

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.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"