Professor Thomas E. Hachey
Tom Hachey holds a distinguished chair at Boston College where he is University Professor of history and Executive Director of the Center for Irish Programs.
Prior to his current position, Tom was a member of the faculty at Marquette University for a period of thirty-six years, during which time he taught British and Irish history at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in addition to directing, from 1969 through 1979, the University’s Western Civilization program, a core course for entering freshmen. His work in the classroom earned him the all-University distinguished teaching award.
Professor Hachey is the author, or co-editor of eight books and has published several dozen articles for scholarly journals and/or chapters in various other books. His administrative assignments while at Marquette included twelve years as Director of the Bradley Institute for Democracy and Public Values; fourteen years as chairman of the department of history; and seven years as dean of the college of arts and sciences.
Hachey’s career has also included extensive service on behalf of the American Conference for Irish Studies, most notably as president of the mid-west chapter and as treasurer, vice president, and president of the national ACIS.
Professor Hachey’s current research focuses on the Northern Ireland issue
in Anglo-Irish relations from the establishment of the Stormont Government in
1922 to its suspension in 1972. He is also researching the incremental disengagement
of the Irish state from the British Commonwealth, 1932-1949.