alumni spotlight


Peter Horne

Peter Horne earned his B.A. in history at Queens College in 1969, an eventful year on campus. Since then he has been a police officer in Compton, CA, received his Ph.D. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and taught at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. He has since retired as Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice from Mercer County (NJ) Community College. He has written two editions of his historical and comparative book, Women in Law Enforcement, based on his Master’s thesis from California State University, Los Angeles.

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QC History Alumni in Academia

Over the years, many Queens College graduates have gone on to careers as historians. They include some of the most prominent scholars of the post-World War II era.

Many were much like Queens College students today: children of immigrants, from working-class families, the first members of their families to attend college. Their record of achievement is extraordinary.  

This list, compiled by Professor Joshua Freeman, is a work in progress. We welcome additional names of Queens College alumni historians.

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