Faculty and Staff

Molly E O'Donnell

Professor • Department of History

Bachelor of Arts in secondary social studies education and foreign languages, May 1988. Entered Ph.D. program at Binghamton University in fall 1989. Focused on German (modern European) women's and labor history. Dissertation advisor: Jean H. Quataert, Distinguished Professor. Rutgers Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Fulbright fellow and German Academic Exchange Program grantee. M.A. 1990 and Ph.D. 1996. Binghamton University Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences 1996. Taught at Southwest State University in Minnesota, 1996-97. Joined faculty at WPUNJ in fall 1997. Position in European women's history. Teach a wide range of courses in global, European, and German history. Currently assigned to the Humanities Honors track, where I teach the colloquium, a first year cluster, and the thesis seminars.

Professional Interests

Academic and research interests include: humanities, biography, German history, women's history, feminism, colonial history, gender and racial violence.

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PhD Modern European History , Binghamton University Binghamton, NY


History of Germany, women's history, German imperialism, Southwest African colonialism

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