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 most recently received 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 presented portions of his research at the 2009 conference of the Renaissance Society of America and plans to present further research at the 2011 conference.
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 son, Williams Walter, in 2008 and their daughter, Elin Lauren Elizabeth, in 2010.