Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences
International Studies Major
Dr. Ellen E. McHale , DPHIL
Adjunct Lecturer of History
BiographyEllen McHale earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A former Fulbright Senior Fellow to the Institute for Folklife Studies at Stockholm's University, Stockholm, Sweden, Ellen is also the recipient of a prestigious Archie Green Fellowship from the Library of Congress.
Ellen McHale's research interests lie in the areas of folklore and folklife, occupation, expressive culture, and the arts. Ellen McHale is the author of Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack (University of Mississippi Press, 2015), and is the publisher of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, a peer-reviewed academic journal. She serves as a trainer for the Veteran's History Project of the Library of Congress and has advised the library regarding best practices in oral history collecting and archiving. Her work as a folklorist has taken her throughout Europe and most recently to China on a US State Department project.
When she is not teaching World Regional Geography at Utica College, she is serving as the Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society, a statewide organization dedicated to supporting and preserving the diverse folk and traditional arts and culture of New York State.