The History and Social Sciences curriculum at The Storm King School prepares students to be informed, perceptive, and engaged citizens of their communities and the world. In all courses, students increase their knowledge about the many peoples, cultures and events that have shaped human history.

Students are exposed to the moral and ethical issues that have faced other people in other times, in studying the struggles and triumphs that have marked human history and, in understanding the purposes that have divided people as well as those that have united them.



Meet the History Faculty

Karen Ruberg, Department Chair

M.A., International Affairs, The Ohio University
B.A., International Studies, University of Arkansas
B.S., Secondary Education, Urbana University

Michael Hauser

B.S., Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
M.A., International Relations, University of Hawaii
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma
M.B.A., Washington University, St. Louis

Taras Ferencevych

B.A., Political Science, Rutgers College
M.S., Kinesiology/Outdoor Education, University of New Hampshire

Amy Gallese

M. Ed., Secondary Education, Plymouth State University
B. A., History and Political Science, Kenyon College

Dennis Costello

Alan Lewis

M.S., Education, University of Southern Maine
B.A., Psychology, Hamilton College

James Leppla

B.B.A., Pace University
M.S., School Counseling, LIU-West Point