Welcome to the History Department!

The Department of History is a community of accomplished teacher-scholars committed to preparing students for successful lives and careers in the 21st century through a program that values academic rigor and excellence in a liberal arts education and fosters responsible citizenship and ethical behavior. The Department does so by encouraging students to appreciate and understand the complexity of the human experience in all parts of the world, to engage successfully in critical and analytical thought and argumentation, and to respect diverse thoughts and opinions.

Notes from May Hall

Faculty Spotlight
Sarah Mulhall Adelman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Mulhall Adelman was the 2016 recipient of the Robert A. Martin First-Year Advocate Award, which "recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of members of the Framingham State University community who have created positive change and/or developed programs designed to improve the transition to college for first-year students."

Student Spotlight
Colleen Jenkins '17

Summer 2016

This summer, Colleen Jenkins worked as the 2016 Desilets Memorial Intern at the Framingham History Center. She wrote of the experience: "I don’t know if museum work is in my future, but I do know the skills I took away from the history center will help me throughout my career. I look forward to coming back as a volunteer and a member to watch all the things I have started continue to grow."

For more on Colleen's internship, see the following:

FHC Blog
The Framingham Beat

Alumni Spotlight
Jennifer Hyde '13

Assistant Director, Office of International Education

After graduation, history major Jen Hyde spent a year teaching English in Thailand. Read about what she learned abroad about the world and herself in a recent issue of The Gatepost.

Jen now works at FSU in the Office of International Education.