Programs and Events

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Liberal Studies sponsors various events throughout the academic year. For more information, please contact:

Virtual Field Trip with Dey Mansion:

Ana Margerita Gómez Memorial Film Series:

A tribute commemorating our departed colleague Dr. Ana M. Gómez, this annual film series promotes the purchase and screening of films and documentaries for the Cheng Library to teach students about global history. Contact K. Molly O'Donnell at for more information.
In Memoriam: Ana Gomez -, November 2008

History Honors and Awards:

Each spring, we gather to celebrate our students' academic achievements and to induct our newest members to the campus chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. Student application forms are found on the History Awards and Phi Alpha Theta pages of this website.

We also endorse and support our colleagues' efforts in the following campus programs which promote public history education in New Jersey:

The Abram Kartch / Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series:

For over 30 years William Paterson University has hosted this annual lecture series fostering appreciation for American history among North Jersey public school educators and students. For complete information, please view the library website: or contact librarian Richard Kearney at or 973-720-2165.

New Jersey History Day:

William Paterson University  hosts the annual state academic competition for middle and high school students:

To volunteer, please contact Margaret Renn, New Jersey State Coordinator, at