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History Department Faculty

The History Department has 17 full-time faculty members and many outstanding adjunct professors. We offer a wider variety of specialties that encompass the broad history of the world.

Our faculty are teacher/scholars, known widely for their excellence in the classroom and for their active scholarship. We travel and lecture all over the state, and throughout the world, connecting with other professionals in the field.

We are also genuinely connected with our communities, both at CCSU and within the state of Connecticut. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible education, to challenge, inspire, and lead them to success.

The university’s motto is our belief: “Start with a Dream. Finish with a Future."

Please click below for profiles on our award-winning faculty.

Full-Time Faculty

BERGMAN, Jay
Professor of History
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Specialization: Russia
(860) 832-2811
bergmanj@ccsu.edu

BISKUPSKI, M.B.B.
Professor of History; Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Specialization: East Central Europe
(860) 832-3010
biskupskim@ccsu.edu

BROYLD, Dann J.
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Howard University
Area of Specialization: public history, museum interpretation, material culture, African American and African Diaspora history
(860) 832-2826
d.broyld@ccsu.edu

EMEAGWALI, Gloria 
Professor of History 
Ph.D., Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Area of Specialization: African Studies, Pre-colonial West Africa, Northeast Africa, World History
(860) 832-2815
emeagwali@ccsu.edu

GLASER, Leah S.
Associate Professor of History; Coordinator, Public History Program 
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Area of Specialization: Public History, Historic Preservation, Local and Community History, 20th Century U.S., American West, Energy and Environmental History
(860) 832-2825
glaserles@ccsu.edu

HERMES, Katherine
Professor of History; Department Chair
Ph.D., Yale University; JD, Duke University
Area of Specialization: Early America, Native American History, Legal History, Atlantic World
(860) 832-2818
hermesk@ccsu.edu

JONES, Mark A.
Professor of History; Assistant Department Chair 
Ph.D., Columbia University
Area of Specialization: Modern Japan, History of Modern Childhood, History of Modern Love
(860) 832-2819
jonesM@ccsu.edu

MAHONY, Mary Ann
Professor of History
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Specialization: Latin America, Brazil, Central America, Rural Societies, Gender, Ethnicity and Class, Revolutions
(860) 832-0119
mahonym@ccsu.edu

McGRATH, Kate
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Emory University
Area of Specialization: Medieval Europe, Anglo-Norman Studies, Violence Studies, History of Emotion
(860) 832-2829
mcgrathkae@ccsu.edu

PRESCOTT, Heather Munro 
Professor of History; Connecticut State University Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
Area of Specialization: History of Medicine and Public Health, U.S. Women’s History, 20th Century U.S. History
(860) 832-2809
prescott@ccsu.edu

SPECTER, Matthew G.
Associate Professor of History 
Ph.D., Duke University
Area of Specialization: Modern European Intellectual, Political and Cultural; 20th century Germany; political and legal theory; human rights; historical theory
(860) 832-2867
spectermat@ccsu.edu

SUNSHINE, Glenn S.
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of Specialization: Renaissance/Reformation and Early Modern European History
(860) 832-2810
sunshineg@ccsu.edu

TULLY, John D.
Professor of History; Social Studies Coordinator
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Area of Specialization: American Foreign Relations, Recent U.S., Social Studies Education
(860) 832-2812
tullyj@ccsu.edu

VEDELER, Harold Torger
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Specialization: World History, Ancient History, Ancient Near East and Ancient Israel
(860) 832-2830
vedelerhat@ccsu.edu

WARSHAUER, Matthew
Professor of History
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Area of Specialization: Early Republic, 19th Century Political and Constitutional; Jacksonian Era; Civil War; Historical Methods, American Studies, Connecticut
(860) 832-2803
warshauerm@ccsu.edu

WILLIAMS, Louise B.
Professor of History
Ph.D., Columbia University 
Area of Specialization: England; Ireland; Imperialism; Intellectual; Modern European History.
(860) 832-2806
williamsl@ccsu.edu

WOLFF, Robert S.
Professor of History 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Area of Specialization: 19th Century U.S., Slavery and Abolition, Civil War, History of Education
(860) 832-2807
wolffr@ccsu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

ARMSTRONG, Stephen
M.A., CCSU
Area of Specialization: Russia, 20th Century United States
steph17895@aol.com

BYCZKIEWICZ, Romuald
M.A., University of Connecticut
Area of Specialization: Modern Europe; East-Central Europe; History of Ideas; War, Political Violence, & Identity in the Modern Era  
byczkiewiczr@ccsu.edu 

CHAUVIN, Thomas N.
M.S., CCSU
Area of Specialization: World History, Student Teacher Supervision 
chauvinthn@ccsu.edu  

DeVITA, George A., Jr.
M.A. University of Hartford
Area of Specialization: Social Studies, Student Teacher Supervision 
devitag@ccsu.edu

MARAVEL, Alexandra
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Area of Specialization: United States History; Legal History
maravela@ccsu.edu

McGRATH, Stephen
M.A., Trinity College
Area of Specialization: United States
mcgraths@ccsu.edu

MITCHELL, Virginia
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Area of Specialization: Modern Europe, Germany
mitchellv@ccsu.edu

MOYLAN, Tom
M.S., CCSU
Area of Specialization: Social Studies, Student Teacher Supervision 
moylantom@ccsu.edu

MÜELLER, John Henry
M.A., University of Connecticut
Area of Specialization: Western Civilization, 20th Century United States
historyjm@hotmail.com

RATLIFF, Tom
M.A., CCSU 
Area of Specialization: United States History, Connecticut History
ratlifft@ccsu.edu

RICHARDS, Holly
M.A., CCSU
Area of Specialization: Modern European, United States
richardsh@ccsu.edu

ROGERS, Donald W.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of Specialization: U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, U.S. Progressive Era
rogersdo@ccsu.edu

RYDER, Karen
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Area of Specialization: 19th Century United States, Slavery in Antebellum America
ryder.ke@ccsu.edu

RUSSO, Daniel G.
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Area of Specialization: Medieval and Ancient, Medieval England, Early European Urban History, History of Religions, Western Civilization
russod@ccsu.edu 

SCOPINO, A.J., Jr.
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Area of Specialization: American Social History and American Religions
ascop21@aol.com

 

STEDMAN, Caryn
M.A. University of Arizona
Area of Specialization: World History, East Asia, China
stedmanc@ccsu.edu

Staff

Audrey Riggins
Secretary
(860) 832-2800
rigginsa@ccsu.edu

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