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Professor William Gorman stands in front of the Great Hall at Monmouth University

Prof. Gorman is Keynote Speaker at Archives and History Day Oct. 28

William M. Gorman, lecturer in the department of History and Anthropology, will be the keynote speaker at the County Clerk’s 28th Annual Archives and History Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Brookdale Community College. Gorman’s address is titled “Economic Conditions in the United States and Their Effect on Business: Reflections at the Local Level.”

“William Gorman’s presentation is especially relevant for this year’s Archives and History Day theme of Business and Industry in Monmouth County: The Evolution of Manufacturing and Retail,” said Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. “We are thrilled that Mr. Gorman will be our event’s keynote speaker to discuss the economic background that many of our local businesses existed in.”

There will be more than 50 local and state history organizations setting up displays on their organizations and on topics relating to New Jersey history at this event, open to all from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

“Archives and History Day is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our county’s history and to interact with the people who are dedicated to preserving it,” said Monmouth County Archivist Julia Telonidis.

Gorman has been a member of the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University since 1987. During his time at the University, he has taught courses on Western Civilization, Critical Discourse, United States History survey, and Economic History. Over the past ten years, his principal assignment has been the teaching of a course in United States Economic History, which is one of his areas of specialization. His research interests include the federal budget, spending, national security, public policy, and U.S. economic history and policy.

He has a Master of Science from Monmouth University and a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. He is author of the 2020 book, “American Economic Development from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.”

For more information about the 2023 Archives and History Day, contact the Monmouth County Archives by phone at 732-308-3771 or email at