Paul Frisch, M.A.

Paul Frisch
Assistant Teaching Professor, History
Gallagher Conference Center, 107
Penn State Scranton
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
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I earned my BA in History with a Theatre Minor from Shippensburg University, a Public History MA from Shippensburg University, and an MA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a concentration in Late Medieval History, a Secondary field of Modern Europe and a Tertiary field of Theatrical History.  I began teaching in Higher Ed in 2008 at Lehigh Carbon Community College before being hired at Penn State Scranton in January 2014.

Speakers' Bureau Topics:  Specialize in Medieval European History, 14th and 15th century focused on legacy and identity, with a secondary field of Modern Europe and a tertiary field of Theatrical History.  I also teach American History as well as World Regional Geography and Human Geography

Classes taught: Western Civ I, Western Civ II, World History I, World History II, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Mediterranean Civ, Medieval Europe, The Crusades, Early US, Modern US, Modern Europe, The World at War: 1939-1945, History of Fascism and Nazism, History of Healthcare Perspectives, World Regional Geography, Cultural Geography

My main area of research is in social and cultural history of late 14th and 15th century England.  I have written on the legacy and identity of King Richard III, the impact of Owain Glyndwr's revolt and the use of comedic elements by the Wakefield Master in the Wakefield Cycle plays, especially the Second Shepherds Play.  Currently my research is looking at the evolution of England's legal definition of Treason during the reign of King Richard II.

  • BA, History, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, May 2004.
  • MA, Applied History, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, May 2006.
  • MA, Medieval History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, May 2008.


  • International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017, 2021
  • TLT Symposium 2021
  • LOEX Conference 2021
  • Lunch and Learn, 2019
  • Division of Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Conference, 2015