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Professor Emerita of History and Women's Studies
B.A., M.A., Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in l972 and l990 and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in April 1991.
Scholarly/Research Interests: 19th Century U.S. Social History, particularly the history of children. U.S. Social Welfare History, particularly women and welfare.
Joined campus faculty in l967.
email: p4c@psu.edu

Director of Academic Affairs Emeritus / Associate Professor of History and American Studies
A.B., Muhlenberg College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1989, The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990, and The Liberty Bell Award in 1991. Recipient of the College of the Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 1993.
Scholarly/Research Interests: American colonial and revolutionary history, colonial and revolutionary Pennsylvania.
Joined campus faculty in l968.
email: gwf1@psu.edu

Associate Professor of History
B.A., Fordham University, M.A. University of Michigan, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Scholarly Research Interests: Teaching interests include U.S. social and political history, U.S. women's and gender history, and African American history. Dr. Gallagher’s current research project examines the ways local and national grassroots activists from various countries seized or created opportunities for transnational human rights activism from the early 1970s through the present.
Joined campus facuty in 2007.
e-mail: jag63@psu.edu