Justin Cerenzia returned to the Hilltop in 2012, having graduated from St. George’s in 2001. The holder of the Zane Chair in History Teaching, he is the head of the history department and assistant dean of faculty, in addition to being an assistant coach of both varsity football and boys’ varsity ice hockey. Cerenzia’s teaching responsibilities have included Asian Civilization, American Studies, Advanced Government and Advanced U.S. History. A proponent of the Annales School of historiography, in the classroom he seeks to promote a wide array of historical thinking skills, most crucially that of historical empathy. Cerenzia holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University and a master’s degree in history from Lehigh University.