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Hudson River Valley Institute Staff and Associates

Thomas Wermuth, Director, Hudson River Valley Institute
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Marist College
Ph.D., Binghamton University

Dr. Wermuth is the editor of the book series "The Hudson River Valley: An American Region," from the State University of New York Press, featuring books about the history and culture of the region. Dr. Wermuth's research and teaching is focused around the social and economic history of the Hudson River Valley. He is an associate editor of The Encyclopedia of New York State published by the Syracuse University Press, and the author of Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors: The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, published by the State University of New York Press. Dr. Wermuth serves as the Publisher and Chair of the Editorial Board of The Hudson River Valley Review.

James M. Johnson, Executive Director, Hudson River Valley Institute
Dr. Frank T. Bumpus Chair in Hudson River Valley History, Marist College
Military Historian of the Hudson River Valley
Ph.D., Duke University


Dr. James M. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College and has taught history there since 2000, now serving as the Dr. Frank T. Bumpus Chair in Hudson River Valley History. Author of Militia, Rangers, and Redcoats, co-compiler of America’s First River, and the co-editor of “Key to the Northern Country”: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Dr. Johnson graduated from United States Military Academy in 1969 and served for thirty years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a colonel. Duke University awarded him a Master of Arts in History in 1977 and a Ph.D. in History in 1980. He received a second Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1995. He commanded two field artillery batteries in Germany and Korea and taught for fifteen years in two tours in the Department of History at West Point. In his second tour there, he headed the military history program, rising to the rank of Professor of History.  


Christopher Pryslopski, Program Director, Hudson River Valley Institute
MPA, Marist College

Mr. Pryslopski coordinates projects and programs associated with the core mission of the HRVI. He also coordinates the development of the HRVI's Digital Library and Portal Site, and serves as an Associate Editor of The Hudson River Valley Review. He is a specialist in regional studies and is the author of "Cultivating the Greenhouse Complex at Mills Mansion," The Hudson Valley Regional Review, March 1999, "A Thoroughly Modern Conundrum: Paul Rudolph's Orange County Governor Center" The Hudson River Valley Review Autumn 2004, and “Getting to “The Point;” Design No. 26: The L. M. Hoyt House at Staatsburg,” Dutchess County Historical Society Yearbook, 2009.
 
 Andrew Villani, Operations Director, Hudson River Valley Institute
 MPA, Marist College


Jason Schaaf, Education Coordinator, Hudson River Valley Institute

 

HRVI Associates

Architecture Neil Larson, Larson Fischer Associates
Archivist Dr. John Ansley, Marist College Archivist
Creative Writing Tommy Zurhellen, Associate Professor of English, Marist College
Economics Dr. Ann Davis, Marist College
Education Dr. Zsuzsanna Szabo, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Education Programs, Marist College
Environmental Science Chris Bowser, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Marist College
Law Annamaria Maciocia Esq., Marist College
Literature Dr. Donald Anderson, Marist College (retired), and Judith Saunders, Marist College (retired)
Local History Dr. Nicholas Marshall, Department of History, Marist College and Mr. Mark Morreale, Department of English, Marist College
New York Politics Dr. Martin Shaffer, Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Marist College
Women's Studies Dr. Robyn Rosen and Dr. Sara Dwyer-McNulty, Department of History, Marist College
Writing & Editing Dr. Joseph Zeppetello and Dr. Stephen Mercier, Department of English, Marist College