Elaine Reynolds, Ph.D.

Professor of History; Oxbridge History Coordinator and Advisor History, Oxbridge History

Dr. Reynolds is a recognized expert in the field of British policing in the 18th and 19th centuries. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in her native state of New York, and she was a Visiting Fellow at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford. Dr. Reynolds teaches a variety of courses in European history. In addition, she regularly offers a class on capital punishment as part of the General Education curriculum. The author of Before the Bobbies: The Night Watch and Police Reform in Metropolitan London, 1720-1830, she is currently researching her second book, which concerns the Piccadilly police.


  • State University of New York-Buffalo
  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University