Paul B Moyer, Ph.D

(585) 395-5681
Office: Liberal Arts 333


  • PhD, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 1999 - American History
    Dissertation :”Wild Yankees: Settlement, Conflict, and Localism along Pennsylvania’s Northeast Frontier, 1760-1820.”
  • M.A., The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 1996 - American History
  • B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, May 1992 - History

Areas of Specialty

  • Early American History
  • History of Witchcraft & Witch-Hunting

Courses Taught

  • HST 211: Early American History Seminar
  • HST 309: The Revolutionary War
  • HST 327: The American Military Experience
  • HST/WMS 332: Witchcraft & Witch-hunting in Early Modern Europe
  • HST 390: History Research Methods: Witchcraft in 17th-Century New England
  • HST 4/514: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis
  • HST 4/516: The Invasion of America (Colonial North American History)
  • HST 4/527: Material Culture
  • HST 614: Early American Reading Seminar

Research Interests

Dr. Moyer’s has recently published “Detestable and Wicked Arts”: New England and Witch-hunting in the English Atlantic, 1640-1670” (Cornell, 2020) and “Diabolical Duos: Witch Spouses in Early New England,” in Early American Studies 20 (Summer 2022): 371-406. Currently, he is in the process of writing The Execution of Ira Stout: A Story of Murder and Justice in Antebellum Rochester, New York.