William Offutt

William Offutt

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
History- NYC
One Pace Plaza


Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2013, Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Pace University, 2008, Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award
  • Pace University, 2005, Distinguished Faculty Service Award


PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1988

JD, Stanford University, 1979

AB, Stanford University, 1976

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Early American history specializing in social and legal history of PA NJ NY

Courses Taught

Past Courses

HIS 113: Lssn in Lbrty: Prms/Rlty - LC
HIS 113: Lssns in Lbrty: Prmse & Rlty
HIS 113: The Constitution & Presidency
HIS 113: The Early American Legacy - LC
HIS 254: The American Civil War
HIS 259: The American Revolution
HIS 260: Constitutional History of U.S.
HIS 280: History of American Women
HIS 289: Social His of Sports in the US
HIS 297: Scl Hstry of Sprts in the US
HIS 297: The American Civil War - LC
HIS 380: Seminar on Historiography
HIS 391: History Internship
HIS 395: Independent Study in History
HIS 499: Senior Year Experience in His
HIS 700: Capstone in American History
HISA 113: The Early American Legacy
HON 393: Honors Internship
HON 499: Snr Smnr in Rsrch Mthds
INT 198: Cnflct & Rvltn in Erly Amrca
INT 199: Historical Role Playing Games
INT 298: Classical Reacting to the Past
INT 298: Reacting to the Past: Adv Tpc
INT 299: American Reacting to the Past
NYS 391: NYC Then and Now
POL 302: Constitutional Law: Cvl Rights
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
UNV 101: First-Yr Smnr: Unvrsty Commnty

Publications and Presentations


Instructor's Manual for Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76

Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776 (Second Edition)
(2015, February).

“The Atlantic Rules: The Legalistic Turn in Colonial British America,”
(2005). Elizabeth Manke and Carole Shammas (Eds.), Baltimore :Johns Hopkins University Press. , pages 160-181.


"Reacting to the Revolutionary American Past"
(2015, May). University of Southern New Hampshire Faculty Development Conference. University of Southern New Hampshire,