Some of our recent graduates have gained acceptance into prestigious Ph.D. programs in History.
- Lauren De Angelis graduated from the 5 year B.A./M.A. program in August 2013 and will begin her Ph.D. in American History at Temple University in the Fall 2013 semester.
- Frank Petrino has completed his M.A. thesis (The Lion in Lamb's Clothing: John Balliol's Role in the Diplomatic Relations of Scotland), and has entered the highly selective Ph.D. program in Medieval Studies at Fordham University.
- Sara Bischoff, who completed both the B.A. and M.A. programs in History during the summer of 2008, was accepted into the prestigious and highly selective (only ten students were admitted) Ph.D. program in American history at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Sara has been awarded a five-year, tuition-free scholarship, augmented by a very generous annual stipend. She began her studies at Rice in the fall of 2008, she has passed the Ph.D. comprehensive exams, and successfully defended her dissertation in March 2013.
- Gregg Pearson, who recently earned the M.A. in History, has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at Lehigh University. Greg was awarded a University Scholarship by Lehigh, and has passed his comprehensive exams. His dissertation will be finished Summer/ Fall 2013.
- Matt Smalarz was admitted to a truly impressive number of doctoral programs, nearly all of which provided a “full ride,” and a nice annual stipend: Clark University; Lehigh University; Loyola University of Chicago; State University of New York at Albany; University of Akron; University of Mississippi; University of Missouri; and the University of Rochester. Matt has passed the Ph.D. comprehensive exams in American History, and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation.
Our students have also been hired at some well-accredited museums and historical sites:
- Christine Schoonmaker, a recent graduate of the M.A. for Educators, was hired as an Educator/Visitor Services Representative at the National Liberty Museum in Old City, Philadelphia. The museum itself is called a history museum, an art museum, and a museum with a message all wrapped up in one. She is responsible for leading tours, presentations, and specialized workshops for a diverse audience as well as providing customer service support in the institution.
- Megan Crowe, a graduate from the Public History track, was hired by the Glen Foerd on the Delaware as a collection and visitor services representative.
- Adam Clements is working in fundraising at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia during the week and volunteering at the Woodlands on the weekends. He is also co-directing next year's PubComm, which is a day when experts and students in the field of public history come together for a day of fellowship.
Two former in the M. A. program have had their papers for the History 700 seminar, directed by Dr. Stuart Leibiger, accepted for publication in Delaware History:
- Andy Zellers-Frederick's "Gunning Bedford, Jr., at the 1787 Constitutional Convention: Are His Most Famous Words A Myth?" appeared in the spring-summer edition.
- John Schropp's "The Great Compromiser: James Bayard and the Election of 1800" will appear in a forthcoming issue.