University Profiles

Maxine Lurie

Maxine Lurie, Ph.D.

Professor - Emeritus

Department of History


Dr. Lurie has written on New Jersey in the 17th and 18th centuries and on New Jersey's role in the American Revolution.

I started out working in early American History, first the 17th and then 18th centuries, and then in 1987 was asked to teach a New Jersey History class at Rutgers University. Now I find myself working in all three areas, sometimes they overlap and other times they do not. Most often my research and teaching coincide, with the happy consequence that what I discover in one can be used in the other.

The most rewarding moments are when I can get my students, teachers at workshops, or the public in lectures, to share my enthusiasm and interest in the small state we live in, and the complexities of the birth of the American nation.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • M.A., University of Rochester
  • B.A., Alfred University

Academic Distinctions

  • New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Book Award, Reference Division, for Mapping New Jersey, 2010.
  • Seton Hall University Researcher of the Year in the Arts and Humanities, 2009.
  • Special Recognition Award from New Jersey Council for the Humanities to New Jersey Encyclopedia, October 2004.
  • Richard J. Hughes Award from the New Jersey Historical Commission for important contributions to research, preservation and promotion of New Jersey History, December 1997.
  • Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission for: contributions to scholarship about New Jersey history and for efforts to help teachers to present New Jersey subjects in their classrooms, December 1995.



Office Phone
(973) 275-9581


Office Location
Room 342
Fahy Hall


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