Tuning Participant


St. Francis College

Eric Platt received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied the history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world. As a graduate student, Dr. Platt was also a visiting scholar at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and a Fulbright Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He completed his doctoral dissertation, which focused on cultural, intellectual, and political interactions between the English and Dutch during the early 17th century, in 2010. His research interests include transnational cultural and intellectual exchanges in early modern Europe, the interaction between religion and politics during the period, and the early history of New Netherland/New York. Dr. Platt has been an assistant professor of history at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, since 2009. In the summer of 2010 he worked with six other faculty members to create an assessment plan for St. Francis. His interest in the Tuning Project stems from both his work with assessment and his current efforts, together with Dr. Sara Haviland, to revise the school’s history curriculum to better meet the needs of its diverse student body and allow majors to demonstrate to their employers and communities the benefits of a history degree.