William J. Roberts

William Roberts, Ph.D., Professor of History and Social Sciences and Director of the Public Administration Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University, received a B.A. from FDU, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the City University of New York. His publications in intellectual, diplomatic, and administrative history include: “Prophet in Exile: Joseph Mazzini in England (1989), “Modern Italian History: An Annotated Bibliography” (1991), “History of Sicily” (1992), “Controversial Concordats: The Church and the Dictators” (1999), and a forthcoming “History of Modern France: From the Renaissance to the Present.” He is also a contributing author to “Il Mazzinianesismo nel Mondo” (1995), and the “Encyclopedia of the Vatican and Papacy,” and has contributed to or co-authored a number of other works.

Dr. Roberts teaches courses in History and Public Administration at the graduate and undergraduate levels at FDU, and has been named “Outstanding Faculty Member at Edward William College” (1992), “Outstanding Faculty Member at the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus of FDU” (1994), and “Distinguished Professor at FDU” (1999). He has been nominated to “Outstanding Educators of America”, is listed in “Who's Who in the East” and was named to Phi Alpha Theta, The National History Honor Society.

He has served, or is currently serving, as Secretary and Vice President of the FDU Faculty Senate, as Vice President of the T-H Faculty Assembly, as Chair of the New College Educational Policies Committee, as a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C., and as an advisor to various student professional organizations, including the FDU chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national public administration honor society, and serves on a number of college and university committees and subcommittees.

He is also the recipient of a number of grants-in-aid for research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, from FDU, and from the Petrocelli College (Formerly New College) and has presented papers before various learned associations, including the American Historical Association, on his areas of study and research.