B.A. History (summa cum laude) College of Staten Island (CUNY)
M. A. History, Hunter College (CUNY)
M. Phil., CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Ph.D. History, Cuny Graduate School and University Center
My specialities are American history (especially colonial America), Early Modern Europe, Women's history, and history of religion.
Most of my research has been related to the Huguenot (French Protestant) experience in colonial New York. I recently published a book, Huguenot Refugees in Colonial New York: Becoming American in the Hudson Valley (Sussex Academic Press, 2005; 2014 pb). This book examines Huguenot patterns of migration, religious beliefs and practices, family structure and relationships, language retention, attitudes towards slavery, and political alignments during the American Revolution. I have also contributed many articles to scholarly books, journals, and reference works and have spoken at international conferences in Europe and North America. I am currently researching the Huguenot experience in colonial Massachusetts. I hope to examine the same issues that I explored for the New York Huguenots.
I began teaching at NCC in 1995. Previously I had taught history at the College of Staten Island, Wagner College, and St. John's University.
Recent Awards and Honors:
2001 Ph.D. dissertation received the National Huguenot Society's Biennial Book Award
2003 Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award from NCC
2004 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership
2009 Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement from NCC