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

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      David W. Gerlach

      Associate Professor
      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) 761-6172

      Prof. Gerlach’s Biography

      Research Interest: central and eastern Europe

    • Maria Americo

      Assistant Professor of History
      B.A., Hunter College; M.A., Ph.D, New York University
      Office: Hilsdorf Hall Rm 303
      Email: mamerico@saintpeters.edu
      Phone: (201) 761-6175

      Research Interest: Ancient Mediterranean, Classical studies, and Islamic studies

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      Michael Degruccio

      Associate 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

      Prof. Degruccio’s Biography

      Research Interest: U.S. cultural history

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      John Johnson, Jr.

      Assistant Professor of History
      M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University, Newark.
      Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 303
      Email: jjohnson5@saintpeters.edu
      Phone: (201) 761-6177

      Prof. Johnson’s Biography

    • Adjunct Lecturers

          • *John J. Munro, M.A.

            Research Interest: American Communist Party

          • Stefan Stankovic, M.A.

          • Christiane Warren, Ph.D

      Emeriti Faculty

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

            Research Interest: History of the press and media in general

          • Sheila J. Rabin, Ph.D.

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

      • *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