Alexander Goodrich


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Office: Withers Hall 248

Office hours: Monday 11:45-12:45pm

Phone: 919-513-2226


Alexander Goodrich, a second-year PhD student in Public History, was born in Harrisburg, PA. He enrolled at Millersville University in 2010, graduating first with a BA in History in 2014 and again with an MA in 2017. His master's thesis, supervised by Dr. Clarence Maxwell, is titled "Obnoxious in the Eyes of the Enemy: The Honourable Bridger Goodrich and the Bermudian Privateering Cabal." The thesis focuses on Bermudian politics during the Age of Revolution and is appearing in the 2018 issue of Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History.

Alex has presented at numerous conferences, even winning the Best Graduate Paper Award at the 2016 Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional. He also has experience transcribing eighteenth-century documents, twice working as a consultant for the National Museum of Bermuda.

In addition to his doctorate, Alex is pursuing a graduate certificate in geographic information systems (GIS) to better visualize historical changes.

Alex will be teaching HI 254: Modern American History during the Fall 2018 semester.

Teaching Interests

Public History, Atlantic History, Early American History, Caribbean History, Maritime History


Early chapters of dissertation on Bermudian public history. Supervised by Dr. Craig Friend.


BA History, Millersville University, 2014 

MA History, Millersville University, 2017