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William Ashbaugh

William B. Ashbaugh, PhD 

Professor of History 
42 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3328
Email: William.Ashbaugh@oneonta.edu

Dr. Ashbaugh received his Ph.D. in History from Temple University. Hired in 2001, he teaches the Second World War, East Asian history, the history of anime/manga, and U.S. foreign relations. He is currently researching the road to war of the United States from 1933-1941, writing a book about the Mobile Suit Gundam global phenomena with his Japanese colleague Dr. MIZUSHIMA Shintarō (Doshisha University), and serving on the editorial board of Mechademia: Second Arc, the leading journal of East Asian popular culture. He received both the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008) and the Susan Sutton Smith Prize for Academic Excellence (2010). In Fall 2010, Dr. Ashbaugh was a Fulbright Lecturer in Japan, teaching U.S. Diplomatic History at Doshisha University (Kyōto) and Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya).  

Publications (2000-Present)

Journal Article

Co-author with Mizushima Shintarō, “‘Peace through Understanding’: Science Fiction Anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Criticizes U.S. Aggression.” Asia Journal of Global Studies 5, No. 2 (Summer 2013): 108-18.

Books Chapters

“Relations with Japan.” In A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited by William D. Pederson, Blackwell Companions to American History, 612-35. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

“Relations with China and India.” In A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited by William D. Pederson, Blackwell Companions to American History, 590-611. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2011.

“Contesting Traumatic War Narratives: Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam.” In Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film, edited by Mark Williams and David Stahl, 327-53. Leiden, The Netherlands, and Boston: Brill, 2010.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, Volume 3 of 3 Asia and Oceania, edited by Joyce E. Salisbury, 861-1024. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Selected courses taught

Dr. Ashbaugh teaches the following upper division courses on a rotating schedule:

AHIS 267 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1920
AHIS 256 - U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914
AHIS 233 - Cold War through Film
AHIS 217 - Second World War
WHIS 250 - Anime and Manga History
WHIS 252 - Modern China
WHIS 251 - Modern Japan
HIST 290 - Historiographic Seminar (U.S. Foreign Relations)
HIST 300 - Research Seminar (U.S. Foreign Relations)

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E. Howard Ashford

E. Howard Ashford, PhD

Affiliated Assistant Professor of History
Africana and Latinx Studies Department
266 Fitzelle Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-2593
Email: Evan.Ashford@oneonta.edu

Avitabile, Matthew

Matthew Avitabile, MA

Assistant Adjunct Professor of History
43/44 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3555
Email: Matthew.Avitabile@oneonta.edu

Mr. Avitabile received his MA in European History from the University of Albany.


Key to the Village of Schoharie, 2012

SUNY Oneonta’s Best and Brightest, Spring 2008

Crippen History Award, Spring 2007

Alice and Haverly Scholarship, 2006 - 2008

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Fall 2007

>Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Spring 2007

Selected courses taught

HIST 101 - Western Civilization II

HIST 120 - Making of the Modern World

HIST 144 - US History I

HIST 145 - US History II

Thomas Beal

Thomas D. Beal, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
46 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3362
Email: Thomas.Beal@oneonta.edu

Thomas D. Beal was born into a working-class family with roots in the cattle farms, truck farms and textile factories of East Tennessee. Working as a butcher, vegetable truck driver and stockman, Beal completed the Honors History Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Professor Cathy Matson (now at the University of Delaware) directed his undergraduate thesis --an economic and social interpretation of Plymouth Plantation. Afterward, he accepted an invitation to study in the Department of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At the University at Stony Brook he studied the history of Early America under Ned Landsman, Wilber Miller and completed a dissertation, entitled “Selling Gotham: The Retail Trade in New York City from the Public Market to Alexander T. Stewart’s Marble Palace, 1625 to 1860,” under the direction of the urban historian Eric E. Lampard. “Selling Gotham” focuses on the evolution of retailing from the public market to the private shop as a means to explore the economic and cultural transformations of New York City from its founding to 1865. In 2000, after teaching at SUNY Stony Brook, the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Beal accepted a teaching post at SUNY Oneonta.  

Publications (2000-Present)

Beal’s current research focuses on the intersection of crime/punishment and race in early nineteenth century New York City. At present, he is at work on two article-length projects. The first, explore the life, crime, and punishment of a New York City slave. The second uses criminal court records detailing cases of public sex to examine how black and white residents of New York City struggled to negotiate the end of slavery. 

Editor, New York History: A Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association volume 97 (1 and 2).


“Editors’ Introduction,” co-author, New York History: A Quarterly Journal: 98.1 (published Winter 2017), 97.2 (published Spring 2016), 97.1 (published Winter 2016), 96.3-4 (published Summer/Fall 2015), and 96.2 (published Spring 2015)

Book Reviews 

Jonathan Gill, Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America (Grove Press, 2011) for The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, forthcoming.

Book Reviews Published in Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries:

Richard F. Welch, King of the Bowery: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City (Teaneck, NJ:Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008). Reviewed February 2009.

Mark Goldman, City on the Edge: Buffalo, New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2007). Reviewed July 2007.

Michael A. Lerner, Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007). Reviewed June 2007.

Peter N. Carroll and James D. Fernandez, Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War (New York: New York University Press, 2007). Reviewed May 2007.


2016--State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Selected courses taught

Beal offers courses on urban, economic and cultural history. In addition to teaching a popular course A History of New York City, he regularly offers The City in American Culture, An Economic History of the United States to 1860, and a mini-term –with a field experience component—course Slave Rebellions in New York City. He also offers a seminar course Crime and Punishment in the Urban Atlantic (focusing on New York City and London, England). He also serves as the Department of History’s Internship Coordinator, and each spring and summer places students in historical societies, museums, libraries, and archives (for additional information on the internship program see the History Department's Internship Page.

AHIS 208 – The City in American Culture 
AHIS 259 – Slave Rebellions in NYC 
AHIS 260 – An Economic History of the United States to 1865
AHIS 283 – A History of New York City 
AHIS 305 – Crime and Punishment in the Urban Atlantic

Timothy Duerden

Timothy Duerden, MA

Assistant Adjunct Professor of History
43/44 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3555
Email: Timothy.Duerden@oneonta.edu

Mr. Duerden received his MA in History from Temple University.

Publications (2000-Present)


Lewis Hine Photographer and American Progressive, McFarland Press, 2018.


Images of America, Delaware County. Charleston, SC. 2016. Co-author. Arcadia Publishing

Delaware County Historical Association, Hats Off: Notable Women of Delaware County, NY. Delhi, NY. 2016. Co-author.

A History of Delaware County, NY 1797-2007. Purple Mountain Press, 142 pages, illustrated. December 2007.

Selected courses taught

HIST 120 - Making of the Modern World

HIST 294 - ST: Introduction to Public History

Julie D. Freeman, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
37 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-2404
Email: Julie.Freeman@oneonta.edu

Dr. Freeman received her Ph.D. in History from SUNY – Buffalo in 1992. She teaches and researches Modern German History, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and twentieth-century European History. Before joining the SUNY Oneonta faculty in 1993, she taught at the University at Buffalo and Brock University.

Publications (2000-Present)


"Teaching the Holocaust: The Use of Graphic Imagery." In International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 8 (July 2006) 319-322. 

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

Review of Susan Forbes Martin, Refugee Women (Lexington Books: 2004) for Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory and Aesthetics (Volume 17, No. 2, Fall 2005).


2006--State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Selected courses taught

EHIS 218 – The Nazi State
EHIS 235 – The History of the Holocaust

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Susan Goodier

Susan Goodier, PhD

Assistant Professor of History 
41 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3347
Email: Susan.Goodier@oneonta.edu

Susan Goodier, influenced by her passion for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century women’s history, focuses on U.S. women’s activism from the period of the Civil War through the First World War. She earned a master’s degree in Gender History in 1999, and then earned her doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s History, in 2007. She also completed a master’s degree in Women’s Studies in 2008. She is on the editorial board for the New York History journal and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She is working on a manuscript entitled, "Networks of Activism: Black Women in the New York Suffrage Movement," and a biography of Louisa Matilda Jacobs (daughter of Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl). 

Publications (2000-Present)


Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State, co-author with Karen PastorelloIthaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017.

No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, April 2013.

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Susan Fenimore Cooper and Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Views on the Political Life of Women,” The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal, 30, no. 1, Spring 2019, 5-14.

“Organized Resistance to the Franchise,” chapter in Kate Clarke Lemay, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC in association with Princeton University Press, March 2019.

Coauthor with Sally Roesch Wagner and Julia Corrice. “Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State.” New York Heritage Digital Collections, May 14, 2018. https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/recognizing-womens-right-vote-new-york-state.

“Seeking and Seeing Black Women: Hester C. Jeffrey and Woman Suffrage Activism,” Historian’s Corner, New York History 98, no. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2017): 478-491.

“‛Bound Together by the Ties of Humanity’: Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet.” In Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017.

“How Did Women Anti-Suffragists in New York Try to Reconcile the Contradictions between Their Strategies and Arguments?” Women and Social Movements Document Project, Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds. (Alexander Street Press), April 2016.

“What Price Pacifism? Rebecca Shelley and her Struggle to Regain U.S. Citizenship,” Michigan Historical Review 36, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 70-101.

“Politicizing the Anti-Suffragist,” New York State Archives Magazine 7, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 22-25.


Chapter, coauthor with Karen Pastorello, “The New York State Suffrage Story,” Suffrage and Its Limits: The New York Story, editors, Kathleen M. Dowley, Susan Lewis, and Meg Devlin O’Sullivan, SUNY Albany Press, September 2020.

Chapter, “Flexing Feminine Muscles: Strategies and Conflicts in the Suffrage Movement,” editor, Tamara Gaskell, National Park Service, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/articles/flexing-feminine-muscles-strategies-and-conflicts.htm.

“Modern Women of the 1920s,” in Women’s Rights: Perspectives in American Social History, ed., Crista DeLuzio (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010): 133-156.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews:

Biographical essays of Hester Jeffrey, Vira Boarman Whitehouse, and Alice Hill Chittenden, American National Biography, Oxford University Press, August 2020.

Review of Lauren Santangelo, Suffrage and the City: New York Women and the Battle for the Ballot (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019) for the Gotham Center for New York City History blog, http://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/suffrage-and-the-city-new-york-women-battle-for-the-ballot, August 2019.

Review of “Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote,” for The Hudson River Valley Review 34, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 84-85.

“Louisa Matilda Jacobs,” “Hester C. Whitehurst Jeffrey,” “Irene Moorman Blackstone,” Black Woman Suffragists Database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds. (Alexander Street Press), 2018.

“Mary E. Eato,” “Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet,” “Vida Milholland,” Women and Social Movements in the United States, Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds. (Alexander Street Press), 2017.

“The Long Fight for Equal Rights: The Civil War and the Black Community,” review of Robert Weible, Jennifer A. Lemak, and Aaron Noble, An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War and Judith Wellman, Brooklyn’s Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York for New York History journal  97-1 (Winter 2016): 87-92.

Trisha Franzen, Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage, reviewed for the Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 2015): 270.

“Crystal Eastman,” “Maud Nathan,” and “Annie Nathan Meyer,” in Encyclopedia of American Women’s History, ed. Hasia R. Diner (New York: Facts on File, 2010).

Northwest Women’s History Project, Good Work, Sister! Women Shipyard Workers of World War II: An Oral History (DVD), reviewed for Labor Studies Journal 35, no. 3 (Sep. 2010): 445-446.

“Global Influences on Women’s Expanding Citizenship,” review of Kimberly Jensen, Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War and Allison L. Sneider, Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, in Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 8, no. 3 (Jul. 2009): 441-446.

“Susan Fenimore Cooper,” “Matilda Joslyn Gage,” and “New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage,” in The Encyclopedia of New York State, ed. Peter Eisenstadt (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2005): 393, 616, 1094.


“Susan Fenimore Cooper,” in The Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Women Prose Writers 1820-1870, 239, eds. Amy E. Hudock and Katharine Rodier (Detroit: Gale Group, 2001): 39-49.


Selected Courses Taught

AHIS 244 - Civil War and Reconstruction
AHIS 246 - Progressivism 
AHIS 266 - History of New York State
AHISxWMST 268 - Women and Women’s Social Movements

AHIS 294 - Native American Women's History

WHISxWMSTxALS 294 Latin American Women's History  

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Mette Harder in front of a plaque commemorating Tocqueville's travels in America

Mette Harder, PhD 

Associate Professor of History 
45 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3262 
Email: Mette.Harder@oneonta.edu

Mette Harder received her PhD in History from the University of York, U.K. in 2010. She also studied at the University of Stirling, Scotland and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France. She specializes on the history of the French Revolution and teaches classes on Enlightenment and Revolutionary Europe, the Napoleonic Empire, masculinities studies, and police history. Her research focuses on violence against parliamentary bodies and on parliamentary purges in the French Revolution, and on the struggles that new democracies and their leaders face.

Publications (2000-Present)


Life in Revolutionary France. Edited with Jennifer Ngaire Heuer. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 


"Habitual Terror and the Legislative Body in the Revolution." In "What the Revolution Means Today: Rethinking the French Revolutionary Terror", H-France Salon 11, no. 16 (2019): 1-15. 

"'Robbers, Muddlers, Bastards, and Bankrupts?' A Collective Look at the Thermidorians." In "Becoming Revolutionaries: Papers in Honor of Timothy Tackett," H-France Salon 11, no. 1 (2019): 1-12.

“A Second Terror: The Purges of French Revolutionary Legislators after Thermidor.” In French Historical Studies 38, no. 1 (Winter 2015): 33-60.

“‘Elle n’a pas même épargné ses membres !’ Les épurations de la convention nationale entre 1793 et 1795.” In Annales historiques de la Révolution française 381, no. 3 "Les Conventionnels" (July-September 2015): 77-105.

With Marisa Linton. “Come and Dine: Deputies and the Dangers of Conspicuous Consumption in French Revolutionary Politics, 1789-95.” In European History Quarterly 45, no. 4 (2015): 615-637.


"La mémoire conventionnelle sous le Directoire: Un danger pour la République?" In Le Directoire: Forger la République, edited by Loris Chavanette, 117-137. Paris: CNRS, 2020.

"Survivre en milieu hostile? Les relations entre les députés exilés en Guyane, an III-VIII." In Déportations et Exils des Conventionnels, edited by François Antoine, Michel Biard, Philippe Bourdin, Hervé Leuwers and Côme Simien, 201-209. Paris: Société des études robespierristes, 2018. 

“Entre mémoire et histoire: les ex-Conventionnels et les premiers historiens de la Révolution.” In L’écriture d’une expérience: Révolution, histoire et mémoires de conventionnels, edited by Michel Biard, Philippe Bourdin, Hervé Leuwers and Yoshiaki Ômi, 207-213. Paris: Société des études robespierristes, 2015.

Odious and vile names – Political character assassination and purging in the French Revolution.” In Character Assassination Throughout the Ages, edited by Martijn Icks and Eric Shiraev, 173-190. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Reacting to Revolution: The Political Career(s) of Jean-Lambert Tallien.” In Experiencing the French Revolution, edited by David Andress, 87-112. Oxford: Studies on Voltaire & the Eighteenth Century, 2013. 

“Ex-Conventionnels versus Historians of the French Revolution.” In Historicising the French Revolution, edited by Carolina Armenteros; T.C.W. Blanning et al., 284-307. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Selected courses taught

AHIS 294 Americans in Paris, 1789-1968 

EHIS 211 Kings and Philosophers: Europe 1648-1789

EHIS 212 French Revolution

EHIS 230 From Anarchism to Fascism

EHIS/WMST 240 Boys to Men: European Masculinities 

EHIS 241 History of Police

HIST 290 Historiographic Seminar (French Revolutionary Historiography) 

HIST 300 Research Seminar (Writing the French Revolution)

WHIS 245 Napoleon's World 


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April Harder

April Harper, PhD

Associate Professor of History
38 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3596
Email: April.Harper@oneonta.edu

Dr. Harper received her PhD from the University of St Andrews, U.K. in 2003. She teaches and researches Medieval History, Gender & Social History and the History of Sexualities. She also offers courses on Roman History.

Publications (2000-Present)


Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook, edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor. New York: Routledge, 2008.


"Punishing Adultery: Private Violence, Public Honor, Literature, and the Law," in The Haskins Society Journal 28 (2016): 167-184. 

"The Image of the Female Healer in Western Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages," in Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (1): 108-124.


April Harper and Sally Dixon-Smith, "The Ties That Bind." In A Cultural History of Marriage in the Medieval Age (500-1450). Edited by Joanne Ferraro and Frederik Pedersen. London: Bloomsbury, 2019, 77-95. 

“Silencing Queens.” In Pre-modern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers: Gender, Sex and Power in Popular Culture. Edited by Karl Alvestad, Janice North, and Ellie Woodacre. Palgrave, 2017.


"Bodies and sexuality." In A Cultural History of Women, volume 2. Edited by Linda Kalof, Ellen Pollak, Teresa Mangum, Kim Phillips, et al. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2012. 

"Introduction." In Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook. Edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor. New York: Routledge, 2008.

"'The food of love': illicit feasting, food imagery and adultery in old French literature." In Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook. Edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor. New York: Routledge, 2008.


2018 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2012 Visiting Fellow University of Leicester – Department of Historical Studies

2011 Visiting Fellow Harlaxton College

2011 Awarded Alpern Foundation Award $5500

2011 Awarded Coach of the Year - Upstate New York Collegiate Hockey League

2009 National Residence Hall Honorary

Selected courses taught

HIST 100 Investing the West to 1500 

EHIS 200 Achilles to Alexander – History of Ancient Greece

EHIS 201 Empires of the Fertile Crescent

EHIS 202 Roman Civilization

EHIS 203 Early Middle Ages

EHIS 204 Central Middle Ages

EHiS 205 Late Middle Ages

EHIS/WMST 206 Medieval Sexuality

EHIS 209 The Middle Ages and the Movies

EHIS 210 Faith, Reason, and Medieval Society

EHIS 215  Medieval Medicine

HIST 290 Historiography of the Crusades

HIST 300 Research Seminar: The Norman Conquest

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Matthew Hendley

Matthew Hendley, PhD 

Professor of History; Department Chair 
40 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3302 
Email: Matthew.Hendley@oneonta.edu

Matthew Hendley finished his PhD in Modern British History at the University of Toronto in 1998. He first began teaching at SUNY Oneonta in 2001, and is a specialist in Modern British History (19th and 20th centuries) and British imperialism. He also teaches courses in Tudor Stuart England, Historiography, Western Civilization and the History of Canada. Dr. Hendley’s research interests are in the political culture of early twentieth-century Britain with an emphasis on the intersection of gender with both popular imperialism and popular Conservatism. He also has a research interest in popular culture during the First and Second World Wars. His current research project involves a comparison of housing policy of Britain after the Second World War (1945-70) with that of contemporary China (1979-present).

Publications (2000-Present)


Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of  War: Popular Imperialism in Britain, 1914-1932. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012), 360 pp.

Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Robert Compton and Brian Haley. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan,  2009), 251 pp.


“Cultural Mobilization and British Responses to Cultural Transfer in Total War: the Shakespeare Tercentenary of 1916”, First World War Studies [UK] Volume 3 No. 1, March 2012, pp. 25-49

“Tradition and Innovation in the Historiography of British Conservatism”, Canadian Journal of History. Volume XXXVII, No. 1. April 2002, pp. 83-93. 

“Anti-Alienism and the Primrose League: The Externalization of the Postwar Crisis in Great Britain, 1918-32”, Albion, Volume 33, No. 2. Summer 2001, pp. 243-69.


"Conservative Women and the Primrose League’s Struggle for Survival, 1914-1932”, in Julie Gottlieb and Clarisse Berthezene (eds.) Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Women, Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880 to the  Present Women, Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880 to the Present (Manchester University Press, 2018), pp. 66-88

“Politics and the Social Sphere: The Primrose League in the First World War” in David Gutzke (ed.) British Politics, Society and Empire:  Essays in Modern British History in Honor of Trevor O. Lloyd. (New York and London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 113-41

“Imagining Globalization through Changes in Place”. Co-authored with Ho Hon Leung in Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Robert Compton and Brian Haley. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 1-11.

“Citizens or Consumers? - British Conservative Political Propaganda toward Women in Two World Wars” in Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Brian Haley and Robert Compton. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 127-142

“Women and the Nation:  The Right and Projections of  Feminized Political  Images  in Great Britain, 1900-1918” for The Culture of Fascism: Visions of  the Far Right in Britain, co-edited by Julie Gottlieb and Thomas Linehan. (London: I.B. Tauris, 2004), pp. 13-26.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

James Ciment and Thaddeus Russell (eds.) The Home Front Encyclopedia: United   States, Britain and Canada in World Wars I and II. Volume One: World War I.  (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2007) Entries on “Andrew Bonar Law”, pp. 135-37; “David Lloyd George”, pp. 140-45; “Conscription (UK)”, pp. 271-274; “Conservative Party (UK)”, pp. 277-280.

Dr. Hendley has also published book reviews in The American Historical Review, Twentieth Century British History, The Journal of British Studies, Albion, Canadian Journal of  History, H-Albion, The Historian, Australian Journal of Politics and History, and The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario Newsletter.


2018 Susan Sutton Smith Award for Faculty Excellence
2007 Research and Scholarship Award, Research Foundation of  the State University of  New York  
2004 Richard  Siegfried Prize for Academic Excellence 

Selected courses taught

HIST 290 – Historiographic Seminar 
HIST 300 – Research Seminar 
AHIS 273 – A History of Canada
EHIS 220 – War and Society in Modern Britain 
EHIS 225 – Monarchs, Witches, & Heretics - Tudor & Stuart England, 1485-1714
EHIS 226 – Imperialism to the Beatles - Modern England 1714-Present 
EHIS 234 – British Imperial Experience 
WHIS 236 - World Cities in the Imperial Age, 1840-Present

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Joseph Ingrassia, MA

Assistant Adjunct Professor of History
43/44 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3555
Email: Joseph.Ingrassia@oneonta.edu

Mr. Ingrassia received his MA in American History from SUNY Oneonta.

Selected courses taught

HIST 145 - US History II

Miguel Leon

Miguel Leon, PhD

Associate Professor of History
58 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-2013
Email: Miguel.Leon@oneonta.edu

Miguel Leon received his PhD in history from Columbia University in 1999. His research interest focuses on early Colonial Latin American issues which include the study of the social and economic organization of Spanish-American and Andean populations before and after the Spanish conquest. This research interest has led him to analyze issues such as the encomienda system, the impact of the process of Christianization among the native populations, and the organization of the Church structure in the Viceroyalty of Peru. His historical analysis has emphasized an interdisciplinary approach to the past, especially in a dialogue with anthropological theory, which has been fruitful in the study of the Andean region. His research on early colonial Peru has been focused on an area of Peru called Huanuco, located in Northeastern Peru. He has conducted extensive research in Spanish and Peruvian archives. His current research focuses on a region called Conchucos, which is located in the northern highlands of Peru. He is writing a longue durée history – XVI-XX centuries – of this region, emphasizing its economic and political transformations. This project is both an immense challenge and, at the same time, a fascinating experience due the scope of the research and its significance for the region. Dr. Leon’s research will be used as a base to write textbooks on the history of the region that will disseminate his findings among students and the general population.

Publications (2000-Present)


Among Mountains and Gorges: A History of the Conchucos region, XVI-XX Centuries (Entre quebrada y montanas: Una Historia regional de Conchucos, Siglos XVI-XX), Tazea, 2018.


Miguel León, Francisco Pini and Julio Villanueva, Presencia de Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo en el Callejón de Conchucos. (Presence of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo in the Callejón de Conchucos) Lima: Prelatura de Huari, 1994. See chapter two, Miguel León, El Sínodo de Piscobamba en la Historia de la Evangelización del Callejón de Conchucos. (The Synod of Piscobamba in the history of the Evangelization of the Callejon de Conchucos) pp.115-333. Miguel Leon, Francisco Pini and Julio Villanueva,. Lima: Prelatura de Huari, 1994. Second Edition, November 2008.

Paños e Hidalguía. Encomenderos y Sociedad Colonial en Huánuco. (Textiles and Honor. Encomenderos and Colonial Society in Huanuco). Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002.


“Un extremeño en Conchucos: Juan Esteban Silvestre, Primer y Unico encomendero of Allaucahuari” Historia y Region, Volume I, Numero 1, October 2013, pp. 21-40.


“Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo y sus Visitas Pastorales” (Pastoral Inspections of Saint Toribio of Mogrovejo”, Anuario de Ancash, pp.150-173 Asociación Ancash, 2010. Second Reprint, 2011, 138-145.

“Espacio Geográfico de las Grupos Étnicos del Callejón de Conchucos” (Geographic Space of the Ethnic Groups of the Callejón de Conchucos). In Arqueología de Ancash.  Lima: Instituto Cultural Runa, 2003,  pp.340-359.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews:

“Salvador Allende”, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2011, Volume I, pp.26-27

"Gustavo Gutierrez”, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Cengage Learning and The Catholic University of America, Supplement 2010, Volume I, 515-516.

“Church History in Latin America”, New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 20092 volumes. Detroit: Gale, 2009, I, 531-539.

“Peru, History Section” in World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. Also published in printed copy 2010.

Selected courses taught

HIST 120 – The Making of the Modern World
WHIS 270 – Ancient Civilizations of the Americas 
WHISxALS 271 – Colonial Latin America
WHISxALS 272 – Modern Latin America
WHIS 289 – Spanish Conquistadores

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Yuriy Malikov

Yuriy Malikov, PhD

Associate Professor of History
47 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3364
Email: Yuriy.Malikov@oneonta.edu

Dr. Malikov received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006. He also studied at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He teaches and researches Modern Russian, Central Asian and European History, the History of Empire, and Borderlands and Nationalism Studies.

Publications (2000-Present)


Tsars, Cossacks, and Nomads: The Formation of a Borderland Culture in Northern Kazakhstan in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2011)


“Chem Kazakhstan mozhet udivit’ amerikantsa?” (“What would an American Find Strange in Kazakhstan?”), Gorodskaia Nedelia, no. 31, August 11, 2010, p. 12.


“Reforma vysshei shkoly: Vzgliad iz-za okeana” (“Reformation of the University System [in Kazakhstan]: A Look from across the Ocean”), Zvezda Priirtysh’ia, no. 79, June 19, 2008, p. 5.


“The Kenesary Kasymov Rebellion (1837 – 1847): A National-Liberation Movement or a ‘Protest of Restoration’?” Nationalities Papers, volume 33, no. 4, December 2005, pp. 569-597.



"Disadvantaged Neophytes of the Privileged Religion: Why Did Not Kazakhs Become Christians?” in N. Pianciola, P. Sartori, eds., Religion and Society in Central Eurasia: Towards a Religious History of the Kazakh Steppe (16th-20th Centuries) (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2012)

Selected courses taught

EHIS 223 - History of Tsarist Russia
WHIS 224 - History of Soviet Russia
WHIS 227 - Muslim Rebels and the Russian Empire
WHIS 293 - History of Modern Central Asia
HIST 120 - The Making of the Modern World
HIST 290 - Historiographic Seminar on Historical Methods “Exploring Frontier History”
HIST 300 - Research Seminar on Comparative Frontiers “Cossacks and Cowboys: Russian and American Frontiers in Comparative Perspective”

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Danny Noorlander

Danny Noorlander, PhD

Associate Professor of History 
48 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta 
Oneonta, NY 13820 
Phone: (607) 436-3253 
E-mail: Danny.Noorlander@oneonta.edu

Danny Noorlander received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2011. After teaching for two years at Beloit College in Wisconsin, he accepted a position at SUNY Oneonta in 2013. He specializes in European expansion, the Dutch empire, colonial America, and the Atlantic world. In his current research, Dr. Noorlander is studying the poet and colonist Jacob Steendam, as well as the early modern print industry.

Publications (2000-Present)


Heaven’s Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World (Cornell University Press, 2019)


"The Lost Poems of Jacob Steendam." New York History 100, no. 1 (Summer 2019).

"Revisiting the Tolerance Question: Calvinists and Their Competitors in New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World." De Halve Maen 91, no. 4 (Winter 2018-2019): 81-88.

"The Reformed Church and the Regulation of Religious Literature in the Early Dutch Atlantic World." Itinerario 42, no. 3 (December 2018): 375-402.

"Reformers in the Land of the Holy Cross: The Calvinist Mission in Dutch Brazil and the Portuguese Uprising of 1645." The Journal of Early American History 6 (2016): 169-195.

“‘For the maintenance of the true religion’: Calvinism and the Directors of the Dutch West India Company,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 44, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 73-95

Awards and Grants

NEH Summer Stipend, 2013

Dissertation was awarded the New Netherland Institute’s annual Hendricks Award, 2012: given to the best book-length manuscript on any aspect of the Dutch colonial experience in America

Named “Fellow of the New Netherland Institute,” 2012, for above-mentioned award

Fulbright Fellowship, 2008-2009

Selected Courses Taught

AHIS 200 – Gods and Devils of the Atlantic World
AHIS 204 - Sailors, Whalers, and Pirates
AHIS 240 – Colonial American History
AHIS 241 – The American Revolution
EHIS 294 - The Dutch Golden Age 
HIST 144 – Early American History to 1877
WHIS 276 - History of Slavery

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Matthew Shea, MA

Assistant Adjunct Professor of History
43/44 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3555
Email: Matthew.Shea@oneonta.edu

Mr. Shea received his MA in History from Albany University.

Selected courses taught

HIST 100 - Western Civilization I
HIST 144 - US History I
HIST 145 - US History II

William Simons

William M. Simons, DA

Professor of HistoryPresident UUP of Oneonta
49 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3498
Email: William.Simons@oneonta.edu

Dr. William Simons received his DA from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. He specializes on US social and Intellectual History, Ethnic History, American Family History and Sports History. Dr. Simons teaches several American history courses from introductory U.S. history offerings to the capstone seminars for junior and senior history majors. Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and a Phi Beta Kappa key, he teaches courses that examine the Jazz Age, New Deal and Great Depression, Sport, Family, 1960, and other areas. Active in College and Community service, often in collaboration with students, he continues to organize and participate in flood relief, charitable food serving and delivery, collection drives, and legislative advocacy for SUNY. His many articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in books, academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. Chair of the College Academic Excellence Committee, Dr. Simons enjoys bringing history to the public and delivers numerous lecture/discussion presentations to public schools, athletic groups, libraries, retirement communities, clubs, and historical societies, often under the sponsorship of the Speakers in the Humanities, New York Council for the Humanities. Dr. Simons is the Oneonta Chapter President of United University Professions, the labor union that represents campus faculty and professionals, as well as the managing editor of The Sentinel.  An avid canoeist, he enjoys paddling on the river with his partner Nancy. 

Dr. Simons is also the Director and Editor of The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The Symposium, an annual three-day conference of leading academic baseball scholars from multiple disciplines, has met annually since 1989. Co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Symposium, under the leadership of Dr. Simons and Jim Gates, Librarian, National Baseball Hall of Fame, has played a significant role in opening opportunities for women in the field of baseball studies. Drawing from selected papers presentations at the Symposium, Dr. Simons has edited eleven books examining baseball and the American culture.

Publications (2000-Present)


“Baseball Book Minyan: Ten Great Titles on Jews and the National Pastime, The Reporter, June 19-25, 2020, 4-5. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0619_.pdf.

“Baseball’s All-Time Jewish All-Star Team,” The Reporter, June 26-July 2, 2020, 4-5. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0626_.pdf.

“Antisemitism from ‘The Twilight Zone’: Rod Serling’s ‘He’s Alive,’” The Reporter, July 3-July  16, 2020, 3. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/0703_.pdf.

“The Enigmatic Moe Berg: Jewish Baseball Catcher and Wartime Spy,’” The Reporter, July 17-July 30, 2020, 4. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0717_.pdf.

“The Jew as Scapegoat: The Lynching of Leo Frank,’” The Reporter, July 31-August 13, 2020, 5. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bing0731_.pdf.    

“Bigotry in Marble and Text: Responding to Antisemitism,” The Reporter, August 14-27, 2020, 7, 8. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0814_.pdf.

“The Israel Baseball League: Field of Dreams in the Promised Land,” The Reporter, August 28-September 10, 2020, 5, 9. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0828_.pdf.

“Ballfield or Synagogue: Hank Greenberg’s High Holiday Dilemma,” The Reporter, September 11-September 24, 2020, 6, 8. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0911_.pdf.

“Aly Raisman: Olympic Travail and Triumph,” The Reporter, September 25-October 8, 2020, 5, 8. https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-131/2/bng0925_.pdf.

“Chasing Baseball Dreams: Curating Jewish American Identity,” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2015-2016, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2017.

“Greenberg at the Bat: A Twenty-first Century Jewish Moonlight Graham,” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2013-2014, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2015.

“The New Frontier: Baseball and the Zeitgeist of JFK’s America,” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2011-2012, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2013.

“The Golem, the Rabbi, and ‘That Long-Sought Hebrew Star’: Jews in 1920s Baseball,” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2009-2010, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2011.

“The Israel Baseball League and the Jewish Diaspora,” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2007-2008, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2009.

“From Exaltation to Historiography: ‘A Celebration of 143 American Jews in America’s Game,’” The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture: 2005-2006, edited by William Simons, McFarland, 2007.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

David Dee’s Sport and British Jewry: Integration, Ethnicity and Anti-Semitism, 1890-1970, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2014.

“Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American," [museum exhibit review], Journal of Sport History, Fall 2014.

John Rosengren’s Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, Journal of Sport History, Summer 2014.

Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball, edited by Michael G.Long, Journal of Sport History, Spring 2014.

Larry Ruttman’s American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball, Journal of Sport History, Spring 2014.

Rebecca T. Alpert’s Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball, American Jewish History, July 2013.

Joel S. Franks’ Asian Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History, Journal of Sport History, Summer 2013.

David L. Fleitz’s The Irish in Baseball: An Early History, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2012.

Alan Tomlinson’s The Atlas of Sport: Who Plays What, Where, and Why, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2012.

Alan S. Katchen’s Abel Kiviat, National Champion: Twentieth-Century Track & Field and the Melting Pot, The Journal of American History, March 2010.

Jews and the Sporting Life: Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXIII, edited by Ezra Mendelsohn, Journal of Sport History, Summer, 2010.

Warren N. Wilbert’s The Arrival of the American League: Ban Johnson and the 1901 Challenge to National League Monopoly, Journal of Sport History, Summer, 2008.

Burton A. Boxerman’s and Benita W. Boxerman’s Jews and Baseball: Volume 1, Entering the American Mainstream, 1871-1948, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2007.

Judith Testa’s Sal Maglie: Baseball’s Demon Barber, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2007.

Bob Luke’s Dean of Umpires: Bill McGowan, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2007.

William Price Fox’s Satchel Paige’s America, Journal of Sport History, Spring 2007.

Marjorie Maddox’ When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name, Phoebe: Gender and Cultural Critiques, Fall 2006.

Jeffrey Gurock’s Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2005.


Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2013

Employee Recognition Award for Sustained Excellence, 2008

Best in Class Award, presented by United University Professions, for Best Editorial or Column, 2008

Selected courses taught

AHIS 247 – Jazz Age and the New Deal
AHIS 258 – Athletics, Society, and History
AHIS 285 – History of the American Family
HIST 144 – U.S. History I

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Ann Traitor, MA

Assistant Adjunct Professor of History
43/44 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3555
Email: Ann.Traitor@oneonta.edu

Ms. Traitor received her MA in History from Binghamton University.


2003 - Simphiwe Hlatswayo Award for Outstanding Part-time Instructor

Selected courses taught

HIST 101 - Western Civilization I
HIST 120 - Making of the Modern World


Deanna Meadowcroft '99

Administrative Assistant I
61 Bacon Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3326
Email: deanna.meadowcroft@oneonta.edu

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