Dr. Nikolaus Unger completed his B.A. in History and German at Iona College (New Rochelle, New York) before working for two years as a Fulbright Program Teaching Assistant in Vienna, Austria with the Austrian-American Educational Commission and then completing a Masters (by Research) and PhD in History at the University of Warwick (Coventry, Great Britain).
Dr. Unger began teaching at Preston in 2008. His courses include Regents and Honors-level Global History & Geography (9th & 10th grades), Regents and Honors-level United States History & Government (11th grade ), AP European History (12th grade) and History of Women (12th grade). Additionally, Dr. Unger teaches a total of four individual semester long 3 credit dual enrollment courses through the University at Albany, University in the High School program: AHIS 100 & AHIS 101: American Political & Social History I & II (11th grade) and AHIS 259: History of Women & Social Change & AHIS 220: Public Policy in Modern America (12th grade). The UHS program offer high school Juniors currently enrolled in Honors-level US History & Government and/or Seniors choosing the History of Women elective course the opportunity to get a head start on their college education by earning up to a total of 12 transferable college credits; students do not have to attend any additional classes outside of PHS or take any additional exams once enrolled in one of these programs to earn college credit, but there are additional fees payable to the University at Albany.
“Learning proceeds until death and only then does it stop. ... Its purpose cannot be given up for even a moment. To pursue it is to be human, to give it up to be a beast.” – Xún Zǐ , Chinese Confucian philosopher, c.312 BC - 230 BCE.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." — Benjamin Franklin
- BA Iona College (2000)
- MA University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2003)
- PhD University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2008)