William J. Connell, Ph.D.
|Appointed:||January 2002 June 2005|
|Committees:||Commission Board of Advisors; Board of Academic Advisors to the Institute|
|Professional Experience||Seton Hall University, Professor of History, La Motta Chair in Italian Studies,
and Director, Alberto Italian Studies Institute
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Assistant Professor of History
Reed College, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
|Educational Background:||University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude
|Affiliations/Organizations:||American Catholic Historical Association
American Friends of the Vatican Library
American Historical Association
College Art Association
Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study
Friends of the Princeton Library
The Historical Society
International Society for Intellectual History
Journal of the History of Ideas, Board of Editors
Medieval Academy of America
Phi Beta Kappa
Renaissance Society of America, Executive Council
Yale Club of New York City
|Italian American Affiliations:||American Association for Italian Studies
American Italian Historical Association
Associazione "Amici di Groppoli"
Center for Italian and Italian American Culture, Cedar Grove
Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County
National Italian American Foundation
Scuola e Coro dItalia
Society for Italian Historical Studies
SocietÓ Pistoiese di Storia Patria
||Irish, Welsh and German|
||West Cork, Wales and somewhere in Russia|
|Favorite Italian Personages:||Lorenzo Valla, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Lou Prima|
|Meaning of Italian Heritage:||"There is no more varied and interesting field of history than Italian history."