Dr. Owen Ireland worked in the History Department of SUNY Brockport as a professor and administrator for fifty years, from 1968 to 2018. He attended the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, where he earned his bachelor's in philosophy and British literature. He then attended Colgate University, where he earned a master's degree secondary social studies, before earning his PhD in history at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ireland has served as the Chair of the History Department for three distinct periods. He and Dr. John Ingham were instrumental in starting and running the Brockport Conference of Social Political History. He and Dr. Bruce Leslie together established Brockport's relationship with Maynooth College.
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Tynan, Jacob; Curtis, Erika; and Leslie, Bruce, "Owen Ireland, interviewed by Erika Curtis" (2018). Interviews With Staff Past & Present. 11.