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Joseph Cope

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of History
Erwin 217B
(585) 245-5531
Joe Cope

Joe Cope has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001.

Professor Cope's research focuses on Britain and Ireland in the early modern period. He is currently on leave from the Department of History and serves as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


  • "The Irish Stroker and the King: Valentine Greatrakes, Protestant Faith Healing, and the Restoration in Ireland," √Čire-Ireland, Fall/Winter 2011.

  • England and the 1641 Irish Rebellion (Boydell and Brewer, 2009).

Research Interests

  • The British Isles
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Social and Cultural History

Awards and Honors

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005