Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Cafarella (Class of 2001) to Receive National Teaching Award

Geneseo alumnus Frank Cafarella (class of 2001) has been named as the winner of the 2015 Mark K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year by the Organization of American Historians.  Frank is currently a social studies teacher with the Spencerport (NY) Central School District.  As a History major, he completed an honors thesis under the direction of Professor Emilye Crosby.  This is a truly exceptional honor, and the department congratulates Frank.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Professor Oberg Publishes His New Book on Eleazer Williams

We have another publication to celebrate - Michael Oberg's Professional Indian:  The American Odyssey of Eleazer Williams has now been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  This is Oberg's sixth major book and will be followed later this year by a monograph on the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua.

Professor Oberg has been at the college since 1998 and has won several awards, including a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003, the James and Julia Lockhart Professor for Research and Creative Endeavors from 2005-2008, and a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2013.

More information on Professional Indian can be found here.