Assistant Professor of History and Policy Studies

Undergraduate Departments

  • Policy Studies Minor
  • Liberal Arts

Graduate Departments

  • Master of Arts in Policy Studies


Dr. Craig Stutman specializes in the history of Race and Ethnicity in the United States, the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, Pennsylvania history, and the History of Poverty, Welfare and Social Justice.  In addition, Dr. Stutman has been actively engaged in the dual arenas of Public History and Community Development, working on place-making and historic signage projects in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and formerly serving as the lead research historian and writer on a National Park Service Context Study surveying the history and built-environment of African-Americans in Pennsylvania--a project which was jointly administered by both the African-American Museum in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Dr. Stutman currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Albert M. Greenfield African-American Iconic Images Collection, a collaborative venture between the Mural Arts Project of Philadelphia and the African American Museum, as well as on the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench By The Road Committee-- a historical memorialization project that has been marking significant events in the history of the African-American Diaspora with symbolic benches and plaques placed at both national and international locations.


Ph. D. in History, Temple University
B.A. in History, Penn State University

Speaking Engagements/Conferences

Moderator of Panel on “William Still and the Underground Railroad,” Germantown Juneteenth Celebration sponsored by the Johnson House and Historic Germantown, held at the Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, June 15, 2013.
African-American Museum of Philadelphia, “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Artistry and Activism.” Part of lecture series in conjunction with the exhibit “Henry Ossawa Tanner” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, April 14, 2012.
African-American Museum of Philadelphia, “Robert Smalls: Radical Reconstructionist.”  Part of lecture series in conjunction with the AAMP exhibit “The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839-1915.” March 7, 2012.
African-Americans in Pennsylvania Context Study and Survey Workshop, Tindley Temple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Communities in Common: African-American History in Pennsylvania, 1690-2000.” April 29, 2011.
The Pennsylvania Historical Association’s Annual History Conference at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, “African-American History in Pennsylvania.”  October 15th, 2010.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission--Byways to the Past/Preservation Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, “Composing a National Parks Service Context Study: Researching and Writing  African-American History in Pennsylvania.” May 18th, 2010.
Plenary Panel of the Pennsylvania Historical Association’s Annual History Conference at Widener University, “Communities in Common: African-American History in Pennsylvania, 1690-2000,” October 22, 2009.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Annual Conference on African-American History, “PHMC’s Context Study and Survey of Pennsylvania’s African-American History,” May 2009.
Historic Preservation Board of the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission, “Coatesville: A Case Study Community within Pennsylvania’s African- American History, 1730 to the Present,” June, 2008.
Greene Street Friends School, Germantown, PA. “Exposing the Hidden:  Lifting the Veil on Newly Discovered African-American History.”  Panel discussion held along with Philip Seitz , Curator of History, Cliveden of the National Trust, and part of the Second Annual Black History Month Speaker Series Events Program, February 2, 2011.
Civil War Institute, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. “The  Interpretation, Reception and Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation,” June 29, 2010.
The Association of African-American Aviation Employees’ Black History  Month Celebration, Trenton, New Jersey. “The Niagara Movement 100 Years Later,”  February 2005.
The Association of African-American Aviation Employees’ Black History Month Celebration, Trenton, New Jersey. “Brown vs. the Board of Education: Looking Back Fifty Years,” February 2004.


Eden Cemetery, National Register of Historic Places, United States  Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NPS Form 10-900 OMB#1024-0018.
“Communities in Common: African Americans in Pennsylvania 1690-2000,” located on the State of Pennsylvania Website at: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/resources/18089/context_study/677490
“Black History in Pennsylvania: An Overview.” Pennsylvania Heritage, 36, no. 3, Summer 2010.
“Black History in Pennsylvania.”   Preservation Matters: The Newsletter of the Preservation Alliance For Greater Philadelphia, Winter 2011.
Book Review of The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migration of Black and White Southerners Transformed America, by James N. Gregory.  (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005) in The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History, v.60, no. 1 (January, 2007). 

Toni Morrison Society Bench By The Road Plaques/Benches/Historical Markers:

“Memorial to Louis Delgres.” Rue Delgres, Paris France, November 5, 2010.
“Memorial to Caesar Robbins.” Concord Massachusetts, May 21, 2011.
“Memorial to the Integration of Lisner Auditorium.” George Washington University, Washington D.C., September 21, 2011.
“Memorial to the First Congregational Church of Atlanta,” Atlanta, Georgia - May 27, 2012
“Memorial to the Freedmen of Mitchelville, South Carolina,” April 16, 2013.
“Memorial to Brister Freeman of Walden Woods,” Plaque and Historical Marker, May 22, 2013.
“Memorial to the Historic Eden Cemetery,” Collingdale, Pennsylvania, April 2014 (Upcoming).


t: 215.489.4437
e: craig.stutman@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker 308
Monday, Wednesday 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-2:00  p.m.