David Zonderman

Professor, Department Head

B.A. Amherst College

M.A. & Ph.D. Yale University


HI 380-001 (.pdf)


David A. Zonderman is a Professor and Associate Department Head in History at North Carolina State University. Professor Zonderman teaches introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in U.S. History, American Labor History, and Public History (Museums). In 2002, Dr. Zonderman was elected to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Zonderman received his BA from Amherst College, and his MA and PhD from Yale University. He is the author of two books--Aspirations and Anxieties: New England Workers and the Mechanized Factory System, 1815-1850 (Oxford University Press); and Uneasy Allies: Working For Labor Reform in Nineteenth-Century Boston (University of Massachusetts Press). He has also published articles and reviews in the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Reviews in American History, Labor History, and The Public Historian. Dr. Zonderman’s research has been funded by the American Council of Learned Societies, American Historical Association, American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other institutions.

Professor Zonderman has worked with museums across the country. He has served on the Board of Curators, Long Range Planning Committee, and Collections Committee at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; the Education Advisory Board at the North Carolina Museum of History; the Advisory Board and Operations Committee at the Raleigh City Museum, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum Review Committee. Dr. Zonderman has also been a consultant and evaluator for museum exhibit projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Professor Zonderman also has extensive experience teaching high school and adult audiences. He has offered numerous lectures and courses through the Humanities Extension Program, the High School Outreach Program, and the Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment at North Carolina State University. He has been a visiting scholar for film discussion series at public libraries sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and for Teaching American History projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2001, Dr. Zonderman received the Outstanding Extension Service Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Zonderman is also an elected member of the Historical Society of North Carolina, and he served on the Advisory Editorial Committee for the North Carolina Historical Review.



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    351 Withers Hall

  • Phone: 919.513.2222
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  • Office Hours

    SPRING 2015

    W 10:00-12:00pm and by appointment


Current Semester

HI 380-001
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MN 216

HI 599-006
T H   1015-1130
MN 216

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