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Faculty and Staff

History Department
E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3277
Fax: (716) 673-3332



Perry Beardsley

Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2010


303 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3119

Research Interests: My specialization is 20th century U.S. foreign policy.  In particular, I am interested in the mechanisms through which locals engage and understand international politics and the end result of this process.  My dissertation spanned the years 1927-1947 and focused on the experiences of Western New Yorkers in this regard.

Teaching Interests: My teaching interests mirror my research interests in several ways.  I have taught and developed courses in: "Post-45 U.S. History," "America and the World," "20th Century U.S. Foreign Policy," and the "History of New York State." At SUNY Fredonia, I have taught both U.S. history survey courses in addition to the Western and World Culture classes.

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