Eric Martone

  • Interim Dean, SED
  • Associate Professor, Secondary Education
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Eric Martone is Interim Dean of the School of Education and Associate Professor of History/Social Studies Education at Mercy College in New York. He completed his Ph.D. in history at Stony Brook University.

Prior to his career in higher education, he was a high school social studies teacher in Connecticut. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he received the 2011 John Rogers Memorial Award from the Connecticut Education Association and in 2013 was acknowledged as a “Teacher of Honor” by Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.

He has authored or edited ten books, including Alexandre Dumas as a French Symbol since 1870: All for One and One for All in a Global France (2020); the IPPY award-winning Finding Monte Cristo: Alexandre Dumas and the French Atlantic World (2018); Italian Americans: The History and Culture of a People (2017); Mercy College: Yesterday and Today (2013); Royalists, Radicals, and les Misérables: France in 1832 (2013); The Black Musketeer: Reevaluating Alexandre Dumas within the Francophone World (2011); and the Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture (2009). He also has written more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and contributed over 170 articles to historical reference works.

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

2011: PhD, Global History


Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

2007: MA, European History (Minor theme: Revolutions)

2003: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program (36 credits), History-Social Studies, Grades 7-12


University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006: Certificate, French (Reading, Writing, and Translation)


Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

2003: MA, Global History


Pace University, Pleasantville, New York

2000: BA, History (Magna Cum Laude)



Connecticut Professional Educator Certificate, History/Social Sciences, Grades 7-12 (026)

19th and 20th Century Europe, French and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Social Studies/History Education

Global History, US History & Government, Social Studies Teaching Methods

“Using Personal Avatars in History Survey Courses: An Alternative Learning Project to Deepen Understandings of Historical Change and Social-Emotional Learning,” Journal of Social Studies and History Education (Fall 2020):

(Editor and contributor), Alexandre Dumas as a French Symbol since 1870: All for One and One for All in a Global France. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.

“‘All for One and One for All’: Recasting Alexandre Dumas as a Popular Educator in France during the New Imperialism,” Global Education Review 6, 4 (2019): 50-79.

Finding Monte Cristo: Alexandre Dumas and the French Atlantic World. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.

(Editorial consultant for Dumas), Children’s Literature Review: Volume 205—Alexandre Dumas and Neil Gaiman. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage Learning, 2016.

“Museum Trips Offer Learning Opportunities for Kids,” The Journal News (Sunday, May 3, 2015). Available online:

(Editor and contributor), Balzac and Zola: Esthetics and Ethics in the Novel (Essays in Memory of Lewis Kamm). Saarbrücken: Scholars’ Press, 2013.

(Editor and contributor), Royalists, Radicals and les Misérables: France in 1832. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

(with Michael Perrota), Mercy College: Yesterday and Today. Charlestown, SC: The History Press, 2013.

(Editor and contributor), The Black Musketeer: Reevaluating Alexandre Dumas within the Francophone World. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

“Creating a Local Black Identity in a Global Context: The French Writer Alexandre Dumas as an African American Lieu de Mémoire,” Journal of Global History 5, 3 (November 2010): 395-422.

“The Black Musketeer: Celebrating Alexandre Dumas as a Symbol of la Francophonie,” Institute for European Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010. Available online:

“Treacherous ‘Saracens’ and Integrated Muslims: The Islamic Outlaw in Robin Hood’s Band and the Re-Imagining of English Identity, 1800 to the Present,” Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies 40 (2009): 53-76.  

“In the Shadow of Rousseau: Gender and the 2007 French Presidential Elections,” International Social Science Review 84, 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2009): 3-25.

(Editor and contributor), Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.

“Teaching Case Study: Florence Farmborough and the Russian Front, 1914-1918.” Women in World History. George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. 2006. Available:

Acknowledged as a “Teacher of Honor” by Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education (2013).

Received the 2010-11 John Rogers Memorial Award from the Human and Civil Rights Commission of the Connecticut Education Association. The award recognized the role of my publications and teaching efforts in promoting the learning and scholarly exploration of black history.

American Historical Association Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research (2010)

Indiana University West European Studies Center Curriculum Grant (2010)