Department of History | Benedictine College

Department of History

The goals of the Department of History are to assist and enable the student to:

  1. Understand world history from the point of view of their own western, Christian cultural tradition
  2. Understand and appreciate the contributions of non-western people to world history and civilizations
  3. Make mature judgments about contemporary public questions based upon an understanding of history
  4. Acquire habits of intellectual honesty and clarity
  5. Develop critical, analytical thinking abilities essential to professional work in government, business, law, journalism and teaching
  6. Do research using the tools and skills of the professional historian

Majors and Minors

Benedictine College offers both a major and minor in History.

History Courses


In addition to training for a career as a professional historian, emphasis on research, writing and oral communication and an understanding of humanity's past prepares history majors for multiple careers.

Campus Organizations and Activities

  • History Club
  • Phi Alpha Theta


Dr. John F. Romano, Associate Professor and Chair - Ancient/Medieval History

Dr. Richard Francis Crane, Professor - Early Modern/Modern European History

Dr. Joshua Wolf, Assistant Professor - American History

Fr. Marion Charboneau, OSB - Adjunct

D. Edward Crouse - Adjunct

Preston Decker - Adjunct

Robert Willoughby, Ph.D. - Adjunct

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Dr. John F. Romano.