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February 21, 2006

Farmingdale State Associate Professor Promoted

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State University of New York, announced Dr. Jeffrey S. Gaab's promotion to Full Professor. Dr. Gaab joined the staff at Farmingdale State in the spring of 1991 as an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Economics and Politics. He serves as Chairperson of the Department of Technology Studies and a professor of history.

Prior to his association with Farmingdale State, Dr. Gaab was a teaching assistant and an instructor at Stony Brook University, where he taught English composition and writing. He was an adjunct instructor of history at Nassau Community College, teaching Western Civilization from ancient times to present. He earned his B.A. from Hofstra University, his M.A. from Stony Brook University in Modern European History and his PH.D. in Modern European and German History. Dr. Gaab conducted research at the University of Munich, the Institute for Contemporary History.

Dr. Gaab has received several grants, fellowships and awards, including the German Academic Exchange Fellowship and the Agency for International Development Grant. His publications include The Myth of Communism, American Occupation, Party Politics and De-Nazification in Bavaria, 1945-1946 and The Way of The Cross: Religion and National Identity in Soviet Lithuania.

In April 2000, Dr. Gaab was asked to translate a German autobiography titled Memories. Dr. Gaab's expert translation was quoted in an article written by Newsday reporter Steve Wick titled,"A Grandson's Search for Answers: Billy Joel's Journey into his grandfather's past – a complex story of love, loyalty and injustice during the Holocaust."