History Faculty

The Le Moyne College history faculty is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research. The faculty's expertise spans the globe: from the United States and Europe to South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Le Moyne's historians specialize in Women's history, Church history, Russia and modern East Asia, the Islamic world and issues of colonialism and post-coloniality.

The current faculty has published over two dozen books, scores of articles and chapters in anthologies, and more than one hundred book reviews in scholarly journals. Our articles and reviews have been in the American Historical Review, the Journal of American History, the Boston GlobeThe NationSlavic StudiesAlbion, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies; we have appeared on local news shows and national PBS series.

Edward Judge's biography of V.K. von Plehve received the AHA's Best First Book Award, and his Easter in Kishinev: Anatomy of a Pogrom has been republished in both German and Russian. Douglas Egerton's study of the Virginian slave conspiracy of 1800 garnered him the annual book prize of the Society of Historians of the Early Republic. Articles written by members of the faculty have earned the Filson Society's Otto Rothert Award, the Alabama Historical Association's Milo Howard Award, and the South Carolina Historical Association's Malcolm C. Clark Prize.

Equally important is our dedication to teaching. We strive to offer courses that are stimulating, challenging, enlightening and provocative, providing students not only with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of history, but also with the ability to think clearly, analyze evidence and events, conduct effective research, and communicate well. Beyond that, we work with our students on a personal basis - encouraging them, prodding them, challenging them, affirming them, and helping them to be the best that they can be. A number of our faculty have won awards for teaching excellence, and John W. Langdon was the first recipient of the Kevin G. O'Connell Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

Adjunct Faculty

Karl Alexander (2016)
B.A., Nazareth College; M.A. University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Grewen Hall 215, alexaka@lemoyne.edu

AndreaCatroppa (2020)
B.A., Geneve College; M.L.S., M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University
Grewen Hall 215, catropam@lemoyne.edu

Barrett Esworthy (2012)
B.A., State University of New York College at Cortland; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Grewen Hall 215, eswortbd@lemoyne.edu

Gerald Goodwin (2018)
B.A., Carleton University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Ohio University
Grewen Hall 215, goodwig@lemoyne.edu

Joseph Guiffrida (2009)
M.A., State University of New York College at Cortland
Grewen Hall 215, guiffrjc@lemoyne.edu

Jeffrey Hoerl (2016)
B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.A., Catholic University of America; Ph.D. Candidate, Catholic University of America
Grewen Hall 215, hoerlj@lemoyne.edu

Thomas Magnarelli (2010)
B.A., M.S., Syracuse University
Grewen Hall 215, magnart@lemoyne.edu

Melinda L. Reeder (2017)
A.A., Morrisville College; B.A., Utica College; M.A., University at Albany
Grewen Hall 215, reederml@lemoyne.edu

John J. Sheehan (2017)
B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., St. John's University
Grewen Hall 215, sheehjoj@lemoyne.edu

Todd Sundell (2008)
B.A., State University of New York College at Oswego; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., City College of New York
Grewen Hall 215, sundelta@lemoyne.edu

Professors Emeriti

Dr. Carolyn Bashaw
Professor Emerita
Ph.D., 1992, University of Georgia
20th-Century U.S. and Women

Dr. Barbara Blaszak
Professor Emerita
Ph.D., 1978, State University of New York at Buffalo
British, Modern European, Women's and Labor

William Bosch, S.J.
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago; M.A.(2), Loyola University, Chicago; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Edward H. Judge
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., 1975, University of Michigan
Russia, Cold War




Dr. William J. Telesca
Professor Emeritus
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Fordham University