Irwin Halfond, Ph.D.

Irwin HalfondProfessor of History

Office: Carnegie Hall 103

Phone: (618) 537-6891


Education


Queens College (CUNY), 15 Graduate Credit Hours in Education (1987)

Ph.D., Modern European History Russian History, European Expansion, and Modern France, Temple University (1974)

M.A., Modern European History Russian History, European Expansion, and Modern France, Temple University (1967)

B.A., History, New York University (1966)


Personal Quote

"One purpose of life is to keep a full mind and empty bowels.”


Teaching Interest


World Civilizations and all aspects of European History


Research Interest


While interested in most aspects of World Civilizations and European History my primary interest is in Modern European Diplomatic History.


Recent Publications


Maurice Paléologue: The Diplomat, the Writer ,the Man and the Third French Republic to be published in 2007 by University Press 

8 page articles, “The Tangier Crisis of 1905,” “The Russian Famine of 1907” and “Oil is Discovered in Iran, 1908” in Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century (Salem Press, 2006)

8 page article ” Andreas Marggraf and the German Chemical Revolution” in Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800 (Salem Press, 2006)

8 page articles “The Flour War of 1775” and “Catherine II’s Art Collection is Installed at the Hermitage” in Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800 (Salem Press, 2006)

8 page articles “Ranke Develops Systematic History” and “Blanc Publishes L’Organisation du Travail” in Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900. (Salem Press, 2005)

8 page articles “Burke Lays the Foundation for Modern Conservatism,” “War in the Vendee (1793), “ and The Battle of Valmy (1792)” in Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800 (Salem Press, 2005)

8 page articles Cesar Beccaria; Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyes in Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800 (Salem Press, 2005)

8 page article Lobengula; Tippu Tip in Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900 (Salem Press, 2005)


Teaching Philosophy


Teaching involves the use of many different methodologies and technologies to accommodate a variety of learning styles, the use of motivational materials to make learning meaningful and continual assessment to provide feedback about the extent of learning. Teaching is both a science and an art. Yet it can never be successful unless the learner is an active participant in the educational experience.


Awards


NEH Summer Seminar on The French Revolution at CUNY Graduate Center

NEH Study Grant on The 19th Century Russian Liberal tradition


Committees, Memberships and Certifications


New York State Certification and New York City Certification in Social Studies, High School Level 

Participated in 3 person program review committee for the Illinois State Board of Education for the 

Reaccreditation of 3 Illinois Universities for the Teacher Education Program in Social Studies: Secondary Level 

Consultant since 1996 for Educational Testing Service College Board Programs: Advanced Placement Test in European History and World History 

Advisor: McKendree College History Society, the Model U.N., Phi Alpha Theta 

Member of Academic Affairs Committee, Assessment Committee, Teacher Preparation Advisory Council 

Member of American Historical Association