Social Sciences: Faculty

Dr. Adam Shprintzen

Associate Professor
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Urban History, Labor History, Environmental History (Passed with distinction)


Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D with distinction - 2011
Major Field:  American History: Minor Field Public History
Hunter College, City University of New York, MA History - 2005
Manhattanville College, BA,History Cum Laude - 1999

Dr. Adam Shprintzen is a historian of nineteenth century and early America with an emphasis on reform movements, cultural history and social history.  Dr. Shprintzen joined the faculty at Marywood in 2014, where his courses will focus on the history of early America, public history, digital history, environmental history and social reform movements.

Dr. Shprintzen received his Ph.D in History with distinction from Loyola University Chicago in May 2011, where his studies focused on nineteenth century America.  Previously, Dr. Shprintzen served as Digital and Archival Historian (see, Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington) at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, where he managed digital history projects as well as institution's archival holdings.  Dr. Shprintzen's first book, entitled The Vegetarian Crusade:  The Rise of American Reform Movement 1817-1921 was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October 2013.  Dr. Shprintzen's work on digital history has also appeared in Common-place and his research while working at Mount Vernon was mentioned by the New York Times.

In addition to spending his time scouring archives to find old vegetarian cookbooks, Dr. Shprintzen is a nearly obsessive baseball fan, enjoys listening to a wide range of music and spending time in the kitchen experimenting with a variety of vegetarian recipes.  Most importantly, Adam lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, son and two cats, all of whom put up with his long descriptions of long gone vegetarians, wheat bread and boardiing houses.


United States History to 1865 (HIST 252 01)
Nature & the New American Natives (HIST 434 01)

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