David J. Dzurec

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David J. Dzurec received his Ph.D from The Ohio State University in 2008. He earned his MA in History at the University of Connecticut and received his BA in History from Fairfield University.  

Dr. Dzurec’s research and teaching interests focus on the early United States and American Foreign Relations.  He has published articles in The Historian, War in History, The Journal of New York History, Catholic Historical Review, and The Journal of the Early Republic.  In Spring 2015 he served as a Fulbright Core Scholar teaching American History and Politics at Trnava University in Slovakia (you can find a link to his cv here).  He is also the faculty mentor for the University of Scranton men's and women's cross-country teams.


  Courses Taught

  • Hist 110 History of the United States to 1877
  • Hist 111 History of the United States from 1877
  • Hist 140 The Craft of the Historian
  • Hist 311 American Revolution, 1763-1789
  • Hist 312 Early American Republic, 1789-1824
  • Hist 338 American Foreign Relations to 1900
  • Hist 339 20th Century American Foreign Relations
  • Hist 350 American Environmental History
  • Hist 490 Senior Seminar
  • First-Year Seminar: The Jesuits and American History to 1877