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Timothy R. Dzierba, PhD
2397 Long Road
Grand Island, New York 14072

Email: tdzierba@medaille.edu
Phone: 716 773 5374 (home)
716 870 4704 (cell)
Home page: http://drtimothydzierba.com

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo Department of History PhD awarded May 1983 Dissertation: Organized
Labor and the Coming of the Second World War, 1937 to 1941

State University College at Buffalo Department of History Master of Arts awarded May 1972 Thesis: The
Economic and Demographic Realities of Child Labor in New York City and Buffalo during the Progressive years,
1910 to 1914

Canisius College Department of History Bachelor of Arts awarded June 1968

Teaching Experience

Medaille College Departments of Social Sciences, Liberal Studies and General Education Years: 1972 to the
present Rank: Professor Tenure: September 1979

Niagara Country Community College Department of Social Sciences Years: 2005 to the presemt Rank: Adjunct
Professor

Daemen College Department of Government and History Years: 1996 to 2007 Rank: Adjunct Professor

New York State School of Industrial Labor Relations Cornell University Years: 1976 to 1981 Rank: Adjunct
Professor

State University College of New York at Brockport Department of Labor and Urban Affairs Years: Summer 1980
Rank: Adjunct Professor

Medaille Off-Campus Instruction Sites *United States Naval Reserve Center Years: 1976 to 1978 *Servotronics
Inc. Years: 1986 to 1987 *Niagara Falls Adult Education Center Years: 1976 to 1977

Villa Maria College Department of Social Sciences Years: 1971 to 1972 Lecturer

Maryvale High School Cheektowaga, New York Years: 1970 to 1971


Select Academic Honors and
Professional Associations

August 13 to 18, 2006 Delivered paper to The Oxford Universiry Round Table,London, England entitled: "History
as a Guide to the New World Order." The Oxford Round Table was founded in 1989 as a colloquium for small
groups of governmental and business leaders to engage in discussions of contemporary public policy that affect
nations and states worldwide.

January 2004 One of 12 Council of Independent College faculty members chosen nationally to participate in a 3
week seminar January 3-24 on “Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture” at the American Center for
Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan. The seminar, sponsored by the United States State Department and the
American Overseas Research Center, provided its participants a unique opportunity to visit archeological sites in
Petra, Jerash, Madaba,Aqaba, Azraq, Bethany, Kerak, the Dead Sea and Amman. Participants studied the
geography, textiles, architecture, and a variety of social, economic, religious and political issues in the Middle
East by interacting with resident Middle East experts. and dignitaries. For example, H.R.H. Prince El Hassan bin
Talal, a Sponsor of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, discussed in length the three monotheistic religions
of the Middle East. Participants were selected from 135 nominations nationwide. http://www.cic.
org/publications/independent/online/winterspring2004/islam.htm

January 1992 One of fourteen scholars selected nationally by the Council on International Educational Exchange
to participate in the Fourth International Faculty Seminar held at Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany, January 5 to
11, 1992. The seminar entitled,” A United Germany: Implications for the Future,” focused on the political,
economic, cultural and educational implications of a united Germany. The seminar consisted of multiple guest
lecturers at various locations in East Germany including Potsdam, Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, Cecilienhof,
Sanssouci Palace, the Berliner Werkzeugmaschinen-Fabrik, the Treuhandanstalt, the Reichstag, and the
Plotzensee.

Organized a field trip of former Vietnam Veterans to tour Vietnam and visit cities including but not limited to Hue,
Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phu Bai, Phu Loi, Tay Ninh, Long Binh, Bien Hoa, Tan Son Nhut and Hong Kong during
a three week period in October 2002. (Trip cancelled because of 9/11)

Faculty Sponsor, Daemen College, The Daemen College Academic Festival, A Celebration of Academic
Achievement, April 20, 2001, “Music of Protest: 1920s and 1960s”, and “Drug Use in the Twentieth Century.”

Faculty Sponsor, Daemen College, The Daemen College Academic Festival, A Celebration of Academic
Achievement, April 15, 2003, “Society’s Impact on Music and Media during the Sixties,” and “Who Really Won the
Kennedy-Nixon Debate.”

Delivered paper at the New York State Political Science Association, New York City, May 2001 entitled Vietnam
as Viagra in United States Foreign Policy.

Delivered paper at Daemen College Seminar on the use of Media in the Classroom for High School Teachers,
October 1999 entitled Using a Hollywood Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers as Cold War History.

Member of the Learning Communities Team at Medaille College in 1999-2000 funded by Title III of the Education
Act to develop General Education courses for incoming freshmen and upper level college students.

Participated and co-produced two television shows for Medaille Magazine, a Public Access Television series,
focusing on the History of the Sixties and the Vietnam War. February and March 1996

Administrator of Law School Admission Tests at Medaille College for the Law School Admission Council,
Pennsylvania. (1989 to the present)

Participant in the 1994 National Conference on Student Retention, Washington D.C., July 14 to 19, 1994.

Guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Area Council of Churches in February, 1994: A Literary and
Historical Perspective of the work of Churches in the Economic, Political and Social Fabric of Societies.

Coordinated and participated in a seminar at Medaille College sponsored by the American Association of Public
Administrators on white collar crime, April 30, 1994.

Member of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Advisory Board to the Harry van Arsdale Labor History
Project, 1990 to 1992.

Listed as a Public Policy Expert (business and labor) in The Annual Guide to Public Policy Experts, The Heritage
Foundation, 1990 to the present.

Interviewed by WGRZ News, a Buffalo local television station, on June 13, 1990, concerning the impending
Buffalo Teacher’s Federation strike. Guest host for Buffalo WEBR Radio Talk Show, The Metro Buffalo Forum,
August 19, 1990, discussing the United States/Canada Free Trade Agreement and the role of government
services in the urban community.

Interviewed by Buffalo WEBR Radio on July 12, 1990 concerning Medaille College’s academic minor on the Free
Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.

Concluding speaker for the Gilmore Elementary School, April 12, 1991, on the Significance of the Discovery of
the ship Titanic.

Administrative Experience

Academic Chairman of the following areas:

Social Sciences 1976 to 1994 Liberal Studies 1981 to 1994 Government Services 1987 to 1994 Human Services
1987 to 1988 Child Youth Services 1987 to 1988 Mathematics and Sciences 1983 to 1987

Duties: Normal responsibilities associated with the chairmanship for on and off campus programs including New
York State Correctional Facilities at Wyoming, Groveland, Collins and Wende. As chairman and faculty member,
I served on the following standing committees at the College: Curriculum, Dean’s Staff, Academic Alternatives,
Promotion and Tenure, Academic Standards, Faculty Council, numerous Search Committees, Building, Library
and Veteran’s Affairs.

Recently Taught Courses

Early United States History,Contemporary United States History, Western Civilization, Vietnam, The Sixties,
History of Buffalo, History of New York State, War and Peace in the Nuclear Age, History of United States Foreign
Policy, Hollywood’s America, History of Terrorism

Community Interests

Sunday School Teacher, 5th Grade, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, 1995-2003 Disciple
Instructor for Adults, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, 1998-2001

Guest Speaker for Grand Island’s Memorial Day Service, May 1996

Docent at Williamsville South High School exhibit on Anne Frank, April 23 to May 23, 1995

Board of Directors, Buffalo Area Council of Churches, 1993 to 1996

Board of Directors, Buffalo Area Municipal Ministries, 1994 to 1995

Chairman, Community Witness and Outreach, Buffalo Area Council of Churches, 1994 to 1995

Chairman, Administrative Board, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, 1993 to 1997 Chairman, Council
of Ministries, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, 1993 to 1994

Trinity English Handbell Ringers, 1992 to 1997

Volunteer for Asbury Soup Kitchen, 1996-1999