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

    • photo of Michael Degruccio

      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) 761-6175

      Prof. Gerlach’s Biography


      Research Interest: central and eastern Europe

    • photo of Michael Degruccio

      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

    • photo of John Johnson

      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

    • photo of Michael Degruccio

      Timothy Nicholson

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


      Research Interest: history of science

Adjunct Lecturers

      • Michelle Kateman, M.A.

      • *John J. Munro, M.A.


        Research Interest: American Communist Party

Emeriti Faculty

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


        Research Interest: History of the press and media in general

      • photo of Michael Degruccio

        Sheila J. Rabin, Ph.D.

        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

  • *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