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William Cook (emeritus)

Distinguished Teaching Professor of


Sturges Hall 1
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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William Cook has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1970.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Cornell University


  • Wabash College, Visiting Professor
  • Genesee Community College at Attica Correctional Facility, Adjunct Professor
  • Siena College, Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

  • Medieval and Renaissance Europe
  • Church History


Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • CASE Professor for New York
  • Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching (runner up)
  • First-ever CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies

Publications and Professional Activities


  • American Historical Association
  • Friends of Florence (Advisory Board Member)
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Dante Society of America
  • American Friends of Bodley
  • Phi Betta Kappa