Department of History

Mary Beth
Mary Beth Sievens,
Department Chair,
Associate Professor,
Early American &
American Women's History

Mission Statement
History at The State University of New York at Fredonia embraces more than the study of the past. Read more>>

Dept. News:

Dr. Ellen Litwicki awarded Fulbright to teach in Hungary

Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Litwicki who received a Fulbright Award to teach at the University of Szeged in Hungary! Click here to read more ...

Congratulations to History major Liz Barter (2014), who was recently accepted to the MFA program in architectural history at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, where she will begin study this spring!

Welcome to The State University of New York at Fredonia History Department! Our department offers a number of dynamic programs at the undergraduate level, including majors in History and Social Studies Adolescence Education. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who promote student learning through a broad, yet rigorous, analysis of the past. Our programs are designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the past and to develop strong critical thinking and writing skills. At Fredonia, students “do history” by conducting original research, analyzing sources, developing arguments, and communicating their findings. In addition, opportunities to engage in service learning, internships, scholarly conferences, and study abroad promote the development of skills and competencies students will need for life in a complex, global community. Please explore our site to learn more about the opportunities available at Fredonia. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at

History Department Office

E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3277
(716) 673-3332 fax