Bridgette Sheridan

Professor, History Department

Bridgette Sheridan

Framingham State History Professor Bridgette Sheridan was honored during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Dr. Sheridan, who has been teaching in the History Department since 2006, was applauded for the ease, humor, and intelligence she employs when introducing students to the craft of history. Students credit her with providing them with the courage to participate more actively in class and with encouraging them to pursue fields related to history. She specializes in the areas of gender history, the history of science, history of sexuality and early modern France. She regularly draws students into her work, actively promoting student scholarship and discovery, and helping engage them in a specific topic of interest.

Dr. Sheridan co-founded the Gender Interest Group in 2008 to expose students to co-curricular intellectual engagement through workshops, speakers and engaging events. She has been faculty advisor to the student History Club since 2009. For several years, she also served as co-faculty advisor to the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Sheridan was a Visiting Scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She has a master’s degree and PhD in History from Boston College.