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Ph.D., Rutgers University, American History

M.A., Rowan University, Social Studies

B.A., Rowan University, Social Studies

Areas of Expertise

Professor Esposito is a specialist in American Indian, Colonial, New Jersey, and recent American history. He is the author or co-author of 10 books: Travelling New Jersey (Wise, 1978), Madison: An Intimate History of a Community in Transition (Compton, 1985), Public Schools Choice: National Trends and Initiatives ( New Jersey Department of Education, 1989), Ocean City, New Jersey, two volumes, co-author, (Arcadia, 1995, 1998), My World: New Jersey, textbook, contributing author (Pearson, 2012), Kean University, co-author, (Arcadia, 2017), and The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created a Monster, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). He is also the author of over 100 newspaper and journal articles over the past 30 years as well as serving as moderator of the CTB cable network interview show Counterpoint. He has been featured on major network outlets in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia and on Sirius XM.


Courses Taught

  • History of New Jersey
  • British Colonies and American Revolution (WE)
  • U S History 1877 to Present, Senior Seminar (WE)
  • History of North American Indians
  • America in The 1960's: The Turbulent Decade