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Dominic Pacyga
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Dom Padyga

Professor, Humanities,
History, and Social Sciences







Dominic Pacyga

Dominic A. Pacyga received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1981) and has been a member of the Humanities, History and Social Sciences (HHSS) Department at Columbia College/Chicago since 1984.  He has worked with various museums and has authored, or co-authored, five books concerning Chicago’s history. In 1999 and 2011 he received the Columbia College Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was named a full professor in 2010.

Pacyga has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2005 he was a Visiting Fellow at Campion Hall, Oxford University. Currently he is working on a study of Chicago’s Daley family. In the past he has served as both Interim Chair of HHSS and as Interim Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Currently he serves as the faculty liaison to Columbia’s Board of Trustees.