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Devin R. Lander

New York State Historian

​MA, Public History, State University of New York at Albany (2007)
BA, History, State University of New York at Plattsburgh (2000)

Devin Lander is New York’s 16th State Historian and Head of Museum Chartering for the State Education Department. Previous to being named State Historian, he was the Executive Director of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and worked as Deputy Legislative and Policy Director for the Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts, Parks, and Sports Development and Governmental Operations Committees. He holds a BA in History from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a MA in Public History from the University at Albany where he is currently completing work on his PhD dissertation. Devin is also co-host of the award-winning podcast A New York Minute in History produced by WAMC-Northeast Public Radio and co-editor of the New York History journal published by Cornell University Press.  He was elected as a New York Academy of History Fellow in 2020.


Lander, D.R., 2023. The Neo-American Church [WWW Document]. Virginia Commonwealth University’s World Religions & Spirituality Project. URL
Lander, D.R., 2020. Communes in America, 1975-2000 by Timothy Miller. New York History 101, 392-394.
Lander, D.R., 2020. Communes in America, 1975–2000 by Timothy Miller (review). New York History 101, 392 - 394. doi:10.1353/nyh.2020.0034
Lander, D.R., 2019. Proper Care and Preservation. New York Archives Magazine 19.
Lander, D.R., 2017. Smart Soldiers. New York Archives Magazine 16.
Lander, D.R., 2014. Vanguard of a Revolution. New York Archives Magazine 13.