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Keith Kyongyup Chu

Keith ChuAssociate Professor of History 
Department Chair
BA, Rutgers University

MA, State University of New York at Stony Brook 

Office Location: A-326 (Pitkin Building)
Phone: 201-447-9232 

Email: kchu@bergen.edu

Courses regularly taught at BCC

  • GEO101 World Geography
  • HIS101 Western Civilization to the Reformation 
  • HIS102 Western Civilization since the Reformation
  • HIS111US History to Reconstruction
  • HIS112 US History since Reconstruction

Keith Chu is associate professor of history & geography and academic department chair. He specializes in Medieval and Early Modern European history with a particular focus on the institutions, economy, and society of England and the Low Countries. His research and teaching interests also includes early American history, history of science, Western religious history, and modern Germany. He regularly teaches courses in the honors college. Professor Chu has held fellowships from the Nation Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Institute of Peace. He was the founding director of the college’s Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation Center. Prof. Chu is currently engaged in projects involving new approaches to the study of history through geography and new technology. In his spare time he advises the college chess club.

Awards

  • NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • SHEAR (The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic) Summer Scholar, 2010
  • Goethe-Institut Fellow, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Medieval Academy of America
  • National Council for Geographic Education (lifetime member)
  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
  • Organization of American Historians