Dennis J. Maika
Dennis J. Maika, Senior Historian and Education Director at the New Netherland Institute, received his Ph.D. in History from New York University; his dissertation was awarded the Hendricks Manuscript Prize. He is a Fellow of the Holland Society of New York, the New Netherland Institute, the New York Academy of History, and was the Senior Scholar in Residence at the New Netherland Research Center (2012-2013).
As a historian of colonial New York, he has served as a consultant for local history and education projects and has written numerous articles and papers. He is currently working on a book about Manhattan merchants and their city government in the Dutch and English periods of seventeenth-century New York history. As a professional educator, he taught History and Psychology at the high school and college levels for several decades.