Department Chair

  • James C. Harrison
    Professor of History
    Kiernan Hall 228


May 18:  Commencement, 9:45, Times Union Center

Congratulations to our 2014 graduates!
You are well prepared to find your way, but don't forget to find your way home. Keep in touch.

Kendall Veasaw, Class of 2014


"Capital in the Capitol: A History of Albany Businesses" opened at King's Place, the exhibit gallery of the Albany County Historical Association on May 4th, 2014.  This exhibit profiling the history of nine Albany businesses, was curated by the 19 students enrolled in HIST475: Public History, giving undergraduates hands-on experience researching, writing, designing, and producing museum-quality exhibits. Studying the Past, Building Skills for the Future describes the impact of hands-on history at Siena. 



Morgan Sisters Highlight History’s Broad Appeal 

What can you do with a history degree? Many people think that they know the answer – teach history and not much else.

Well those people would be wrong. Since 2007, approximately 20 percent of Siena history graduates have gone into marketing, sales and service, while others have worked in health care, law and not-for-profits, according to a 2014 Siena alumni survey. More . . . 

Below: Congratulations to the new members of Phi Alpha Theta, inducted on April 24, 2014

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For more information about the History Department, please contact: 

Dr. James Harrison, Chair
Kiernan Hall 228