GENESEO – Michael Oberg, a distinguished Professor of History at SUNY Geneseo, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of History.
According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, membership in the academy is by invitation only and is limited to about 200 authors, archivists, public historians, teachers, librarians, administrators, and others with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history.
Oberg is a leading international authority on the intersection of colonial English and Native American societies. He has published seven books and is under contract for another. He also has published a variety of seminal articles and other writings.
His latest book, Peacemakers, a history of the Treaty of Canandaigua, was published last summer. He is currently preparing a second edition of his college textbook, Native America: A History, for publication in 2017, and has started work on a massive history of the Onondaga Nation, from the founding of the Iroquois League to the present.
Oberg adds this latest honor to an extensive list.
Oberg has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998. From 2005-08, he was the James and Julia Lockhart Supported Professor at Geneseo. In 2003, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2013 the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
In the spring of 2014, he was the McLellan Visiting Distinguished Professor of North Country History and Culture at SUNY-Plattsburgh. Most recently, Oberg was noted as a SUNY Distinguished professor in 2015.