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Elizabeth George

Department Chair, Associate Professor of History, Global and Political Studies

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american history public history women's history


  • PhD, Stony Brook University
  • MA, Stony Brook University 
  • BA, Houghton College 

Career Highlights

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“ ‘A Frontier Place’: Albany and the New York Borderland, 1756-1763,” New York History Journal, July 2022.

“Reacting to the Past for Early Americanists,” Roundtable: Teaching with Games, Early American Studies Miscellany website, July 2022.

“Less Lecturing, More Learning,” in “Forum: How My Teaching Has Changed,” Fides et Historia 53:1 (Winter/Spring 2021): 66.

“Life Lessons: A Game Takes Students to Renaissance Rome,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association 55:9 (December 2017).

“Intimate Enemies: Captivity and Colonial Fear of Indians in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Wars.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 82:2 (2015): 162-185.

Engaging the Past: Action and Interaction in the History Classroom, forthcoming, Rowman & Littlefield


I love the opportunity to work with students who are curious about the world and engaged in making it better. I believe that teaching is a process of facilitating student learning and development and challenging students to approach real-world problems in informed and innovative ways. I try to create a learning environment that is safe, engaging, and fun for all students to challenge themselves and exercise control over their education. I enjoy challenging students to re-think their understanding of what history is and why it matters. I don’t mind if students come to the first day of class thinking that history is boring, but I work hard to prove them wrong!

My research and teaching interests include women and American history, public history, and the intersection of games and learning.