History

Faculty & Administration

Saint Peter’s faculty members are scholars and expert teachers. They are interested in preparing students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global society.

Full-Time Faculty

  • Michael Degruccio

    Assistant Professor of History
    Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; 19th century U. S. American; Latino American history.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall Rm 303
    Email: mdegruccio@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6174


    Research Interest: U.S. cultural history

  • David W. Gerlach

    Professor and Chair of the History Department
    B.A., Boston College; M.A. , Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall Rm 303
    Email: dgerlach@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6175


    Research Interest: central and eastern Europe

  • John Johnson, Jr.

    Assistant Professor of History
    M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University, Newark.

  • Timothy Nicholson

    Assistant Professor of History
    M.A., King’s College, London; Ph.D, SUNY, Stony Brook.

  • Sheila J. Rabin

    Professor of History
    B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); A.M., Michigan; Ph.D., CUNY (The Graduate School).
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall Rm 303
    Email: srabin@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6173


    Research Interest: history of science

Adjunct Lecturers

  • Michelle Kateman, M.A.

  • Tom Lansburg, M.A.

  • Ryan McMillen, Ph.D.

  • *John J. Munro, M.A.

  • Jacob Zumoff, Ph.D.


    Research Interest: American Communist Party

Emeriti Faculty

  • *Eugenia M. Palmegiano, PhD., J.D.


    Research Interest: History of the press and media in general

  • *John F. Wrynn, S.J.

  • *Jerome J. Gillen, PhD.

*Recipient of the Bene Merenti award for more than 20 years of service to Saint Peter’s University