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Brenda Gaydosh

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702 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: 702 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Robert Kodosky
Departmental Chairperson
Office: 704 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2288
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: 729 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2971

Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: 721 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-0734

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: 723 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2972


Brenda Gaydosh

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • 721 Wayne
  • 610-436-0734

Courses Taught

  • HIS 100: Global History from 1900
  • HIS 102: Civilization II
  • HIS 320: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 423: Modern Germany
  • HIS 532: The Reformation
  • HIS 523: History of Germany
  • HIS 546: Genocide

About Me

This is Professor Gaydosh's second career. She earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1980 and worked as an actuarial analyst for 15 years. In her late 30s, Brenda returned to school, earning her M.A. in history from West Chester University (1999) and Ph.D. in history from American University (2010). She taught as a fulltime adjunct at West Chester University (2005-2013) and was named Who's Who among American Teachers three times. Dr. Gaydosh has presented numerous papers including three in Europe. She was the group leader for two EF College Study Tours: "The Holocaust in Europe," in summer 2012 and "WWII in Western Europe" in summer 2013. She also traveled with students to Rwanda in 2014. In 2016, she will take students on a study trip to Eastern Europe and she is working on plans for trip to Germany and/or Cambodia in 2017. Dr. Gaydosh was promoted to Assistant Professor of History in 2013. Dr. Gaydosh's research interests lie in the history of the Catholic Church in 20th-century Germany. She is preparing to publish a biography of Father Bernhard Lichtenberg, a Catholic martyr of the Nazi era.

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