History

Meet the Faculty

View the department directory for our faculty's contact information, research interests, and more.

Course Information

Learn about majoring or minoring in history.

The study of history develops intellectual rigor, a keen understanding of the past, and skills that will further success in a wide variety of careers. Our graduates move on to the top law, graduate, and professional schools and have made their marks in the fields of business and finance, education, journalism, and government.

We pride ourselves in the care we provide to our pupils both in the classroom and out. Small classes enable students to hone both their written and oral abilities and permit us to provide greater individual attention. While many in the history faculty have received national and regional honors for their work, they are above all teachers and mentors, as evidenced by the recognition accorded to them for their work with students. 

An Alum's Perspective: Trenton Hanifin '11

U.S. Army Officer

"As a history major stationed in Europe who frequently works with our NATO allies and other partners, I find that my education at New Paltz gave me the context to understand my work's significance. By understanding where I stand in the grand forces of history, I am able to produce insights that can have significant impacts on my work."

Learn more about Trenton and other New Paltz history alumni.

Contact Us

Jacobson Faculty Tower, 916A

Department of History
State University of New York at New Paltz
600 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440

Phone: 845-257-3545
Fax: 845-257-2735

Chair: Andrew Evans
Secretary: Martha Teck