Department Chair

  • James C. Harrison
    Professor of History
    Kiernan Hall 228

Fr. Daniel P. Dwyer, O. F. M.

Associate Professor of History
219 Kiernan Hall
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Phone: 518-783-2390
B.A., History - Siena College, Loudonville, NY - May 1974
M.A., History - The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY - May 1980
M.A., Theology - The Washington Theological Union, Silver Spring, MD. May 1988
Ph.D., History - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - December 1995
Fr. Daniel Dwyer teaches Russian History, New York State History, Franciscan History, and HIST201:  The West and the World I, and his interests include Latin America, Mormon history, and geneology.  He has a deep interest in the historic Albany Rural Cemetery, and has taught a travel course, taking Siena students to Russia to learn on-site.  In the Spring of 2011, Fr. Daniel is taking a group of students who are enrolled in "Dutch Roots of New York" to the Netherlands. He has served on the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure University and on the Provincial Council of Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor.  For six years, he was guardian of the Siena College Friary, and is currently Vice Chair of the Academy of American Franciscan History.  In 2004-2005, Fr. Daniel won the Jerome Walton Award for Excellence in Teaching.