Marilyn Weigold
University Historian


School/College: Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Economics, History, and Political Science
Primary Location: Choate House

Office Hours: (Fall 2015)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3457

Fax Phone: 914-989-8601

Secondary Location:



Dr. Marilyn E. Weigold is a Professor of History, University Historian, and Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics, History and Political Science. A specialist in regional and environmental history, she is the author of Long Island Sound: Its People, Places and Environment (New York University Press: 2004), as well as other works including Silent Builder: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge. Her most recent book, Yonkers in the Twentieth Century, was published by SUNY Press in 2014.


PhD, St.John's University, Jamaica, N.Y., 1970


MA, St.John's University, Jamaica, N.Y., 1966


BA, Good Counsel College, White Plains, N.Y., 1965


Scheduled Courses

Fall 2022:
No courses scheduled.

View All Courses Taught
  • HIS 113: Wealth and American Culture
  • HIS 256: American Colonial History
  • HIS 267: Heroes, Vill & Just Plain Flks
  • HIS 367: History and Geography of N.Y.
  • HIS 367: History and Geography of NY
  • HIS 380: Seminar on Historiography
  • HIS 391: History Internship
  • HIS 395: Independent Study in History
  • HIS 499: Senior Year Experience in His
  • Research Interests

    Regional and environmental history of the New York area

    Awards and Honors

    • East Hampton Library Foundation, August 13, 2016 - Authors' Night
    • Westchester Council for the Social Studies, December 1994 - Social Studies Service Award
    • Women in Communications, 1986 - Matrix Award
    • Pace University, May 1982 - Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
    • Rockefeller Archive Center, January 1976 - Post-doctoral Research Grant
    • Board of Regents, New York State, 1968 - Herbert H. Lehman Doctoral Fellowship
    • N.Y. State Board of Regents, September 1966 - N.Y. State Regents College Teaching Fellowship


    • East Hampoton Star [Newspaper], July 2015
      article dealing with my book on Peconic Bay published by Syracuse University Press
    • Journal News and other Papers [Newspaper], January 1995
      As university historian, I provide information about Pace's founding and evolution through the decades and have done so from 1995 to date.


    • American Historical Association , January 2014
      leading professional organization in the field of history
    • New York State Historical Association , January 2014
      leading professional organization dealing with N.Y.S. history
    • New York State Historical Association , January 1980
      NYHA publicizes and disseminates information about N.Y.State history
    • American Historical Association , January 1970
      The AHA publicizes and disseminates information on historical topics
    • Organization of American Historians , January 1970
      The OAH publicizes and disseminates information about American History