Bethany Pryor

PhD student Bethany Pryor.

Concentration: Colonial American | Early Modern Europe | Atlantic World 


  • BA, Buffalo State College
  • MA, Buffalo State College


Beth is a WNY native. She worked as an overnight baker at Wegmans while she earned her BA and MA from Buffalo State College. After graduating with her MA, she began working at Bryant and Stratton College as an academic advisor.  She entered the PhD program in 2019 as a part-time student and decided to pursue her degree full-time in the Fall of 2020.  Beth’s research examines muskets and their socioeconomic and political impact on the British Atlantic World. She has had the opportunity to travel to the National Archives in Great Britain as a part of her research pursuits. In her spare time, Beth enjoys dirt-biking, working out, golfing, and traveling. Her special talents include sprinting through airports to catch planes.