- Announcing the new Marcus Ellis Award for student teaching
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- Be sure to check out the Kean University Library's Archive & Special Collections. Great NJ history material!
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- Consider a Minor in History to augment your Major field (just 18 credits).
- Dr. Elizabeth Hyde has been named Kean University Faculty/Student Mentor of the year for 2015.
- Congratulations to department secretary Mary Woubneh for winning the Kean University Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Service for 2015.
- Welcome to our new Wenzhou-Kean history instructor, Dr. Victor Rodriguez.
- Welcome to our Asia Studies Visiting Scholar, Rui Zhang.
- See our Mission Statement below
Site updated April 24, 2017
- Check out our twice Emmy Award nominated television series celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the state of New Jersey! It Happened Here: New Jersey sponsored by the Department of History and New Jersey Historical Commission.
The Department of History is one of Kean University's oldest and most productive programs of study and has been a part of the instructional component of the institution since its inception in 1855. It is one of the best in the region.
The Mission of the Department of History, in support of the Missions of Kean University, the Division of Academic Affairs, and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), develops emerging scholars capable of thinking critically, communicating across cultures, researching, analyzing, writing and reasoning within the perspective of historical literacy and done within a global context: skills in high demand to employers in a wide range of disciplines.
The main office of the Department of History is in Townsend Hall room 117. Other faculty, the office of Asia Studies, and the World History Center are located in Townsend Hall room 107.
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083 USA
Phone number: 1-908-737-0250/0251
Fax number: 1-908-737-0265
Department Chair: Dr. Jonathan Mercantini (rm T117-A)
Assistant Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Hyde (rm T117-C)
NOTE: Revised and updated BA History and BA History/Teacher Certification guide sheets are available on the BA Guide Sheet and BA Teacher Certification Forms pages: See the links above.