Derek Maxfield

Maxfield-VictoriaGentleman-smDerek Maxfield is an assistant professor of history at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY, where he is also coordinator of the college’s Civil War Initiative. For his work with the Initiative, Maxfield was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2013.

Maxfield holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Buffalo, where he is ABD (all but disseration). Among Maxfield’s research interests are 19th century politics and culture, especially Victorian death ways and the Civil War.

Maxfield lives in Churchville, NY, with his wife, Christine, two children—Quincy, 13, and Jesse, 11—a basset hound, three cats and a tortoise.


“Jackson’s Foreign Policy.”  Andrew Jackson. Richard E. Ellis, ed.. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2003.

“John Adams, Republican Revolutionary.” Parnassus 7 (1997): 76-91.

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