Dr. Denise Damico

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Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor of History

Department: History/Political Science

Office: Scotus 315


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About Dr. Denise Damico


  • Ph.D., American History, Brandeis University (2008)
  • M.A., American History, Brandeis University (2006)
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder (1999)


Denise Holladay Damico grew up in Texas and Colorado; every day she is grateful to be a history professor at Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania). Her teaching interests include U.S. History, environmental history, gender history, and African American history. Her research interests also encompass borderlands history and pop culture. She is currently writing an open source textbook on U.S. History to 1877; draft version available at https://freehistory.space/u-s-history-to-1877/. Dr. Damico's website is available at: docholladay.net. She may be reached at ddamico@francis.edu. Read more in Dr. Thomas Woods’ lovely article about Dr. D. (https://www.francis.edu/News/2020/08/Faculty-Spotlight-Dr--Denise-Damico)


Courses Taught

  • Hist 103: U.S. History to 1877
  • Hist 104: U.S. History, 1877 to the present
  • Hist 201: Historian's Craft
  • Hist 202: Gender in U.S. History
  • Hist 210: African American History
  • Hist 301: Junior History Capstone
  • Hist 410: Toil and Trouble: Witchcraft and Magic in Atlantic Context
  • Hist 499: History Capstone