Major in History

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

History Major


Professor Sherri G. Cash, Ph.D.

Sherri G. Cash

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Phone: (315) 792-3147
Office: 102 DePerno Hall

Associate Professor Sherri Goldstein-Cash earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in U.S. History. Professor Cash specializes in 19th century labor and women's history. Her research is on the Burned Over District of Upstate New York. ...More About Sherri G. Cash


Peter T. DeSimone

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor History

Phone: (315) 792-3242
Office: 100 DePerno Hall

Assistant Professor Peter DeSimone earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Ohio State University and a B.A. from Grand Valley State University. Prior to coming to Utica College he was a Graduate Research Associate at Hilander Library and Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies as well as adjunct faculty at Columbus State Community College. Peter enjoys playing and watching hockey, baseball, and traveling with family. ...More About Peter T. DeSimone


Christopher (Chris) J. Fobare

, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of History

Phone: (315) 223-2524
Office: 126 White Hall

Chris Fobare specializes in the political history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. His research focuses on the evolution of national political parties during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At academic conferences, he has presented papers detailing the national influence of local politicians Horatio Seymour and Roscoe Conkling. Originally from central New York, Fobare earned his B.A. from Utica College and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is currently finishing a Ph.D. in American history. He is an avid golfer, a science fiction junkie, and an aficionado of all things related to Apple Computer. ...More About Christopher J. Fobare


Kathryn M. Silva

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Phone: (315) 223-2470
Office: 104 DePerno Hall

Kathryn M. Silva, is an assistant professor of History specializing in African and African American history. Her research examines African American women working in and around the southern textile industry, particularly North Carolina, in the latter decades of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century, highlighting the construction of race, class, and gender in the Jim Crow industrial complex. ...More About Kathryn M. Silva

Professor David Wittner, Ph.D.

David G. Wittner

, Ph.D.
Professor of History

Phone: (315) 792-3332
Office: 124 DePerno Hall

David Wittner is a former Fulbright Fellow and is internationally recognized for his work on nineteenth century technology transfer. ...More About David G. Wittner


Sherri Cash, Ph.D.
Chair, History and International Studies
102 DePerno Hall

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