Dr. Seth Parry graduated from Houghton College in 2003 with a BA in History. He began his teaching career serving at Brooklyn College. He received his MA from Hunter College and his PhD in Early Modern European History from the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition, Dr. Parry completed a Renaissance Studies certificate in interdisciplinary studies. In May 2008, he successfully defended his thesis titled “Fifty Years of Failed Plans: Venice, Humanism, and the Turks (1453-1503)”. Dr. Parry has presented portions of his research at several of the annual conferences of the Renaissance Society of America and the Conference on Faith and History. He has also written articles for Oxford Bibliographies.
Dr. Parry serves as the Social Sciences Department Chair and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Parry met his wife, Lauren, while at Houghton College and they were married in 2003. They were blessed by the birth of their first son, Williams Walter, in 2008; their daughter, Elin Lauren Elizabeth, in 2010; and another son, Graeme Krzysztof, in 2014.
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