Rev. John F. Wrynn, S.J. will hold the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2012-13 academic year in the Department of History. Fr. Wrynn is currently Professor and Chair of History at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. He is currently teaching a course on the history of the Middle East and will teach a course on Irish history in the spring 2013 semester.
Fr. Wrynn’s research interests focus on early modern Irish history. He earned his D. Litt. (History) at Universiteit van Amsterdam; S.T.L. (Theology) at Canisianum, Maastricht-Amsterdam; B.D. (Theology) Katholieke Theologische Hogeschool; M.A. (Modern European History) at Fordham University; Ph.L. (Philosophy) at Woodstock College and his A.B. (History) at Fordham University. Fr. Wrynn will present a public lecture entitled “Background and Vicissitudes of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” on Monday, November 12 at 3 p.m. in the Haub Executive Center.