Student News

Student News

Student News

2023 Commencement

At 6pm, on May 10, 2023, history undergraduates and history graduate students participated in the 100th Commencement exercises at Glassboro! We were all very pround that the Dean selected Gillian Moore to give the Student Address, and she made us even more proud with her delivery. Congratulations to Gillian and all of the graduates.

masters grads 2023
 faculty 2023
gillian moore
On April 22, 2023, John Reres and Emily Schmidt, supported by several other students, presented their research at the annual meeting of Phi Alpha Theta (Eastern Regional) at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Both students earned accolades for their word and special prizes.
student presenters
On April 13, 2023, the Department of History hosted its annual Senior Recognition Banquet and Honors Society Induction.  Every seat was filled at Filomena Lakeview as family and friends joined the faculty in honoring our students.  Congratulations to all who attended.  Much thanks to William Carrigan, Mikkel Dack, Stephen Hague, and Debbie Sharnak (facultya advisors) and Gillian Moore (President of Phia Alpha Theta) and James Cater and John Reres (co-Presidents of the Student History Association) for their hosting and organizing of the event.  Thanks to Scott Morschauser for a fascinating address on his revolutionary research on "Journeying with Sinhue."
 Audience at the 2023 Banquet
Hague and Dack as Hosts
Morschauser at Banquet

President's Day 2023 was another great success.  Beginning at 4pm, undergraduate and graduate students presented their research projects in poster format.  Nominated for their excellence by faculty, these students impressed all who attended, including keynote speaker, Jay Sexton of the University of Missouri. 
Poster Session 2023
Professor Sexton delivered a fantastic address after the poster session.  Dr. Sexton's talk, entitled "The Monroe Doctrince at 200:  Past, Present, and Future," succeeded at both conveying the historic importance of this foreign policy statement over the past two centuries while also noting how the doctrine and its related ideas continue to impact international relations in the 21st century.  Thanks to Edward Wang for this great photograph.
 Jay Sexton

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Mack and all who helped plan and pull off on a very successful Douglass Day 2023!
douglass day

Past Faculty and Student News

  • In 2022, Jessica Mack (PhD, Princeton) joined the Department as an Assistant Professor of History.  While a specialist in Latin American history, Dr. Mack's skill and training in digital history were highly coveted by the College and the Department.
  • In 2021, Dr. Joy Wiltenburg retired after a long and distinguished career at Rowan. The Board of Trustees bestowed upon her status as Professor Emerita.
  • In 2019, Debbie Sharnak (PhD, University of Wisonsin, Madison) joined the Department as an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies.  She specializes in the history of human rights, transnational networks, Latin America, and international relations. 
  • In 2018, Mikkel Dack (PhD, Calgary) joined the Department.  Dr. Dack is an historian of modern Europe, with a particular interest in twentieth-century Germany and the world wars. 
  • Associate Professor of History Corinne Blake won a national award for her advising of the International Studies Honors Society this past year! In addition, she was selected as the new Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Congratulations to Dr. Blake on both counts!
  • In the summer of 2017, undergraduate Tyler Jiang appeared on The Point, a policy talk show on China Global Network Television. You can watch his interview here:¶ms=OAFIAVgB&v=xGhOmwk6ZMo&mode=NORMAL&app=desktop
  • Undergraduate Zachary Baer recently published an article in the journal Sojourn entitled “School Segregation in the Post-Civil War Era: Burlington County, New Jersey, 1865 – 1915.”
  • The 2017 season of The Americans TV series had a major plotline seemingly ripped from the pages of Jim Heinzen’s 2016 monograph, The Art of the Bribe
  • In the Summer of 2017, Professor of History William Carrigan received support from the Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows Program to travelled to study and conduct research at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.  More on the Asa Briggs program can be found here: