Robert S. Wolff received a B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College in 1988, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and 1998 respectively. He came to CCSU in 1997. He served as department chair, 2003-2006.
Dr. Wolff’s teaching interests include: business, economic, & labor history, Civil War & Reconstruction, and enslavement in the Americas. He also teaches a topics course on the Amistad in the Atlantic World. He was a semi-finalist for the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. Dr. Wolff’s current research explores slavery, the American Civil War, and historical memory in Maryland. He is also putting the final touches on a book manuscript tentatively entitled, Racial Imaginings: Schooling and Society in Industrial Baltimore, 1860-1920.