Hello from the History Department. Although we are a small department, we offer several areas of concentration to our majors: African-American, Asian and Holocaust/Nazi studies. Our award-winning faculty take great pride in their skills as advisors and mentors. With more than 60 years of teaching experience combined, our faculty members are dedicated to their respective research fields and to engaging students in the classroom.
The Department has a strong presence within the Edgewood College community. Our Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent speakers to campus—including experts in social justice and civil rights—and our China program grants selected students the opportunity to travel China every other year. Our presence is further enhanced by our active History Club, which works throughput the year to promote our presence on campus.
Students majoring in history typically move on to teaching in middle or high schools. Other graduates go on enter Ph.D. programs in history, as well as medical or law schools. Many of our history majors have also gone on to thrive in business management and many other careers where good writing and critical thinking skills are essential. If you have any questions, please be in touch.
Jay Hatheway, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Professor