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Ph.D., is Principal Investigator, Historical New York Research Associates, and Professor Emerita, State University of New York at Oswego. She has more than 40 years of award-winning experience in research; teaching, cultural resource surveys, and grants administration in U.S. history, women’s history, Underground Railroad history, African American communities, and historic preservation.

With a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Judith Wellman taught history at the State University of New York at Oswego from 1972-2010. In 2012, she held the Gretchen Hoadley Burke Chair in Regional Studies at Colgate University.

Dr. Wellman has worked as a consultant and principal investigator on award-winning projects with the National Park Service, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the U. S. Department of Education, the Preservation League of New York State, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State Office of Historic Preservation, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, National Public Radio, Save America’s Treasures, the U.S. Department of Education, the Weeksville Heritage Center, and a wide variety of local historical, genealogical, teachers, women’s, and preservation groups.