Name: Dr. Thomas S. Wermuth
Title: Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of History
Office Location: Hancock Center 1023
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2629
Degrees Held:

B.A. Marist College M.A. SUNY Albany Ph.D. Binghamton University


Early American History, Hudson River Valley History & Culture

Awards & Honors:

Project Director of a $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant (2009) for the Hudson River Valley Institute.

Fellow, New York Academy of History, 2007-present.

U.S Department of Education "Teaching American History" Grant, 2004-2007, $990,000.



America's First River: The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley, edited with James Johnson. State University of New York Press, 2009.

Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors: The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, 1720-1850. State University of New York Press, 2002.


Articles, Chapters & Review Essays

"Charivari on the Hudson: Misrule, Disorder, and Festive Play in the Countryside, 1750-1900,"  Hudson River Valley Review  31  (2016), pp.27-53.

"The American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley," with James Johnson in Johnson, Prysopski et al., eds.,  Key to the Northern Country: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution (Excelsior Editions, 2013), pp. 1-10.

"After the Halfmoon: New Approaches to the Study of Henry Hudson and the Hudson River Valley," William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., VLXVII, No. 4 (2010), pp.775-784.