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Phone: (585) 395-5693
E-Mail: kobrien@brockport.edu
Office: 140 Brown Bldg

Specialization

  • Modern American History

Education

  • Phd Northwestern University - Evanston, IL. June 1974 (American History)
    Dissertation: “The Savage and the Child: Images of Blacks in Southern White Thought, 1830-1915.”
  • AB Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, June 1965.
    Departmental Honors Program in History, 1962-1965.

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2006.
  • Member, New York State Historical Records Advisory Board, 1996-present.
  • Edmund J. Winslow Award for Excellence 1992.
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1981.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Honors Program
  • America Since 1929
  • Modern America

Publications

  • Books
    • The State University of New York at Brockport (Arcadia Publishing, 2006). co-authored with Mary Jo Gigliotti and W. Bruce Leslie.
    • The Home-Front War: American Society and World War II, co-edited with Lynn Hudson Parsons. (Greenwood Press, 1995).
  • Articles
    • "The United States, War and the Twentieth Century" in The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture (Cambridge, 2006).
    • “America and Images of Censorship in Modern War: America in World War II,” Reviews in American History (September 1994).
  • Conferences and Presentations
    • Chair and commentator on two papers on modern New York history, New York State History Conference, 1999.
    • Paper (co-authored with Wanda Wakefield), “World War II in Film,” Popular Culture Association, April 1999.
    • Panel member, “The Profession and Its Critics,” American Studies Association, November 1997.
    • Invited paper, “Final Thoughts on World War II.”NEH sponsored conference held at the Cincinnati Historical Society, April 1995.
    • Book reviews for the American Historical Review and New York History.

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