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Dr. Robert Reynolds

Assistant ProfessorRobert Reynolds
Department Promotion, Evaluation and Tenure Committee Chair
Lytle Hall Rm 152



  • B.A., American History; Gettysburg College
  • M.A., Historic Preservation: University of Vermont
  • Ph.D., History: Lehigh University



  • Pennsylvania German Studies, Historical Preservation, Building and Artifact Conservation
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Colonial American History
  • Environmental History
  • Urban History


Courses Taught

  • HIS 120 History of Pennsylvania
  • HIS 121: American Environmental History
  • HIS 320 Local and Community Studies
  • HIS 275: Pennsylvania German Landscape
  • HIS 350: Local and Community Studies
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Historic Preservation Studies
  • Introduction to Material Culture Conservation


Selected Publications

  • "Brought Along and Transformed: The Material Culture of the German Immigrants," in Pfalzer in Amerika, ed. Werner Kremp, Roland Paul, and Helmut Schmahl, 97-111. Kaiserslautern, Germany: Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz, 2010
  • "The Free Fishing Controversy of Sussex County, New Jersey." in New Jersey's Environments: Past, Present, and Future, ed. Neil M. Maher, 90-108. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006 (Peer Reviewed)
  • Robert W. Reynolds and William Smethurst, "Beaver Lake 1905-2005: A Centennial History." New York: privately printed, 2005

Former Positions Held

  • Freyburger Chair, Pennsylvania German Studies
  • Director, Pennsylvania Cultural Heritage Center


History Club's Professor of the Year 2015 & 2017