- Faculty Advisor
Timothy M. Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Golisano Academic Center 455
Phi Alpha Theta - History Honor Society
Member of the Association of College Honor Societies
Alpha-Kappa-Gamma Chapter at Nazareth College of Rochester
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
Phi Alpha Theta -NY West/Central Regional Conference
Saturday April 9, 2013
Geneseo SUNY hosted the annual West/Central NYS Regional Phi Alpha Theta conference. This turned out to be one of the largest, most competitive conferences in the past several years. There were 46 papers presented, by students representing 10 colleges and universities in Western New York. As Dr. Thibodeau and Dr. Kneeland can attest, the judges session was challenging. Finally, 6 "Best of Conference" awards were selected and 2 "Honorable Mention" awards.
All of our students deserve recognition for performing so well and representing our department with the highest level of professionalism and articulate communication of their research. I also want to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Kneeland and Dr. Lappas for giving up a full day at such a crazy time of the semester and for doing such a spectacular job of mentoring and encouraging our students.
FYI - Next year's regional conference will be hosted by Buffalo State College. It is never too early to start working with one of your students in anticipation of this next conference.
- Erica Buck, Dying, Burying and Recording: John W. Jones Role at Elmira's Prison Camp
- Sara Bauer, A Peculiar Institution: African American Slave-Owners in America
- Emily Cornish, Restless Man in Restless Times: In Search of the "Real" Augustine
- Matthew Maloney, Communal Identity: Africanisms in Colonial New York, 1696-1794