History & Social Sciences

A laboratory of human experience.

The History and Social Sciences Department offers a relevant, diverse, and challenging curriculum. When we study history, we are better able to grasp the forces that affect our own lives and better able to understand how the world really works. In doing so, our students gain a richer understanding of the stories and perspectives that have shaped, and continue to shape, our world.

Sample Courses

In addition to a full spectrum of traditional histories, students at Pomfret can also explore fields such as anthropology, psychology, and political science; in-depth studies of Indian, African, and US history; and contemporary courses that focus on current events and important global issues. Members of the faculty pride themselves on building students critical thinking, research, and writing skills; and creating courses that fuse their historical passions with student interest.

Katherine Duglin

Katherine Duglin

History Department Head
Patrick Boyd

Patrick Boyd

Assistant Dean of Students, History Teacher, Form Dean
Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

History Teacher
Sarah Chase

Sarah Chase

History Teacher
Mary  Georgis

Mary Georgis

History Teacher
Paul Gray

Paul Gray

History Teacher, Mount Holyoke Teaching Fellow
Jeremy Irzyk

Jeremy Irzyk

History Intern
Wesley Jenkins

Wesley Jenkins

Dean of Students, History Teacher
Douglas Litowitz

Douglas Litowitz

History Teacher
Douglas MacLeod

Douglas MacLeod

Director of Studies, History Teacher
Robert Toste

Robert Toste

History Teacher

 

History & Social Sciences Requirement

Three years of history, including Humanities I: Global Studies, Humanities II: American Studies, and the
equivalent of one full year of history (three terms) during the junior or senior years.