Mark D. Van Ells, Professor

Office: M-414

Office Phone: 718-631-6043



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Dr. Mark D. Van Ells, Professor

Mark D. Van Ells received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is a native of the Badger State. Prior to his position at Queensborough, he taught at Mt. Senario College and the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Dr. Van Ells also served as Archivist/Historian at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison. His research specialties include the social history of U.S. military, World War II, , immigration and ethnicity, and popular culture, and has taught a wide range of courses on American, Asian, and European history.

Dr. Van Ells is currently writing a history of the 32nd Infantry Division during World War II.


  • A Postcard View of Hell: One Doughboy's Souvenir Album of World War. Editor with Frank Jacob, Venom Books, 2018
  • America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2015
  • Wisconsin [On the Road Histories]. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2009.
  • The Daily Life of an Ordinary American Soldier during World War II: The Letters of Wilbur C. Berget. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2008.
  • To Hear Only Thunder Again: America’s World War II Veterans Come Home. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001.
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Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.