David Stefancic, Ph.D.


David Stefancic, Ph.D.

Professor of History
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Professor Stefancic is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated historians of the Polish military in the United States today. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, MA from Marquette University, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His publications include Robotnik, a history of the Polish labor movement, and Armies in Exile: The Polish Struggle for Nation and Nationalism.

Stefancic is currently director of the Saint Mary’s European Summer Study Program, which has been in existence for over 32 years. In 1998, he created the Poland to Prague program, a bi-annual spring break experience that introduces students to the history and culture of Central Europe. “Since my area of specialization is Polish history, I thought it would be nice to show off all the places I know and love,” says Stefancic, who first visited Europe in 1974 as a student and has returned 14 times since.

Areas of Expertises

  • 19th-21st century European history specializing in Polish, Russian, revolutionary France and modern Irish histories