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Faculty members huggingProfessor LecturingAbout Our Faculty

The Department of History faculty are an accomplished group of teacher-scholars with a wide range of historical interests. Our responsibilities fall into three categories: teaching and advising, conducting research and writing scholarly works, and providing service to the College and the profession.

The links below provide information about each of our faculty members, including their respective areas of specialization, published works, presentations at academic conferences, works currently in progress, and courses taught at The College at Brockport, SUNY. You may also view a brief overview of the historical interests of all of our faculty here.

Faculty

Dr. Katherine Clark Walter

Associate Professor of History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
PhD, Indiana University, 2002
Medieval European History, especially gender, culture, and religion


Dr. John Daly

Associate Professor of History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Rice University, 1993
Civil War and Reconstruction, American Religious History, Antebellum America, Intellectual and Cultural History, Film History


Dr. Carl Davila

Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Arabic Studies, Yale University, 2006
Arab and Islamic history, al-Andalus, Andalusian musical traditions of North Africa, Classical Arabic literature, orality and literacy as social-cultural forms.


Dr. Owen S. Ireland

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, History
PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Bruce Leslie

Professor, History
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1971
American Social History, history of education


Dr. Anne Macpherson

Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1998
Caribbean, Latin America, women/gender, 20th c.


Dr. Salahuddin Malik

Professor, History
PhD, McGill University, Montreal , Canada, 1966
South Asian History, British Imperialism


Dr. Morag Martin

Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1999
French History 18th and 19th centuries, history of consumerism and advertising, history of beauty, history of innovation and invention


Dr. Paul Moyer

Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, The College of William & Mary, 1999
Colonial America, American Revolution, American frontier, witchcraft in Puritan New England


Dr. Takashi Nishiyama

Associate Professor, History
PhD, The Ohio State University, 2005
20th-century Japanese history, history of technology, modern military history


Dr. Kenneth O'Brien

Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Northwestern University, 1974
Modern American History


Dr. Alison Parker

Professor, History
ON LEAVE AY 17-18, Visiting Fellow, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
Gender and Race in 19th and 20th Century U.S. History, First Amendment and History of Censorship, American Legal history


Dr. Meredith Roman

Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Michigan State University, 2005
Comparative Russian and African American History, History of Racism


Dr. James Spiller

Associate Professor
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1999
Modern American History, Cultural History, History of Technology


Dr. Angela Thompsell

Undergraduate Advisement Coordinator
Associate Professor
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
Modern Britain, Modern Africa, imperialism, environmental history, and gender history


Dr. Jose Torre

Associate Professor and Chair, History
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
PhD, Binghamton University
Early American History


Emeriti Faculty

Dr. Owen Ireland

Ph.D University of Pittsburgh
American History


Dr. Kenneth O'Brien

Ph.D Northwestern University
Modern American History


Visiting Assistant Faculty

Dr. Stephen Neese

Visiting Assistant Professor, History
PhD, George Washington University, 2002
American Religious History


Staff

Teri L Rombaut

Department Secretary


Graduate Assistants

  • Mr. Michael Lane - Flieger Fellowship
  • Ms. Sarah Donovan - Graduate Assistantship
  • Mr. David Ehmann - Graduate Assistantship

Last Updated 5/3/18

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