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History & Anthropology

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty offer more than forty undergraduate and graduate courses each semester. Courses in History, Anthropology, and Geography examine the human experience in all major cultural regions of the world from ancient times to the present.



Richard Veit, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Northeastern United States and Jamaica

Full-time Faculty

Heidi Bludau, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Applied Anthropology
Career Advising Mentor
Living and Learning Faculty Coordinator
Scholarly interests: Medical anthropology; Globalization; Migration; Identity

Melissa A. Brzycki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Fall 2019)
Scholarly interests: East Asia, Childhood and Youth, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Public History, Digital Humanities

Kenneth L Campbell, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: The Beatles, Irish History, British History, European History

Veronica Davidov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Program in Anthropology

Hillary DelPrete, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology
Scholarly interests: Human Variation, secular trend, skeletal change, Evolution

Christopher DeRosa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
History Program Director
Scholarly interests: Military History, US History, Cold War, Civil War and Reconstruction

Geoffrey Fouad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography
Director of GIS Program
Scholarly interests: Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Remote Sensing

William P Gorman

Instructor of History

Stanton W. Green, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: Archaeology, Ireland, Baseball

Adam R. Heinrich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Frederick McKitrick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Katherine Parkin, Ph.D.

Jules Plangere, Jr., Endowed Chair in American Social History
On Sabbatical 2019-2020

Maryanne Rhett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Program in History
Scholarly interests: Islam, Comics, Nationalism

Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Scholarly interests: tourism, urbanization, maps and mapping, human geography

Hettie Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in African American History

Melissa Ziobro, M.A.

Specialist Professor, Public History
Scholarly interests: Public History (Museums/Archives, Oral History, etc), U.S. History, NJ History

Associated Faculty

Part-time Faculty

Adam Black

Instructor of History
Scholarly Interests: Military History, The History & Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, U.S. Political History, and World Mythologies

Paula Burns-Ricciardi

Instructor of History

Ryan Eckert

Instructor of History

Robert Grasso

Instructor of History

Noah Lipman, J.D.

Instructor of History

Sean McHugh

Instructor of GIS

Matthew Mopsick

Instructor of History

Matt O'Brien

Instructor of History

Peter Pagoulatos

Instructor in Anthropology

Sanjeev Rao

Instructor of History

Joseph Reynolds

Instructor of Geography

Louis Rolsky

Instructor of Religious Studies

Kevin Rooney, J.D.

Instructor of History

Kathleen Smith-Wenning, M.A. RRT

Instructor of Anthropology

Dane Stephenson

Instructor of History

Jennifer Swerida

Instructor of History

John Tangeman

Instructor of History

Mariana Tepfenhart

Instructor of History

Monica Ward

Instructor of History

Jennifer Whytlaw

Instructor of GIS

Emeritus Professors