Joseph Ellis will be the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies in fall of 2014.

Joseph J. Ellis is one of the nation’s leading scholars of American history. The author of eight books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation and won the National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson. Hisin-depth chronicle of the life of our first President, His Excellency: George Washington, was a New York Times bestseller.

The Passing of James MacGregor Burns, July 15, 2014

New Book Highlights Relationship Between President Kennedy and James MacGregor Burns ’39
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Professor McAllister speaks out about Osama Bin Laden’s death, May 2, 2011.
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Susan Dunn‘s book, “ Roosevelt’s Purge ,” wins 2010 SHFG (Society for History in the Federal Government) Adams Prize for an outstanding book on some area of federal government history, written by an historian not employed by the federal government.  Williams College press release

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James McAllister: Named to State Department Advisory Committee
May 18, 2010

James McAllister, professor of political science, was recently invited by Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs in the Department of State to serve as a member of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation. He has accepted and will serve a 3-year term as a representative of the American Political Science Association.

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Kenneth Osgood is the Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy for 2010-2011.

He comes to Williams from Florida Atlantic University, where he is Associate Pprofessor of History and Director of the Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency. Originally from California, Ken spent ten years as a chef, working his way through high school and college. He has lived in Russia and Ireland, and he has driven through every state in the continental U.S., including Alaska.

Ken specializes in the history of propaganda, intelligence, and popular culture in post-WWII America. He is currently writing a history about an anticommunist propaganda campaign conducted by the CIA and the Adverting Council: Crusades for Freedom: How the CIA and the Advertising Industry Taught Us to Start Worrying and Love the Cold War. He is the author of Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad (2006), which won the Herbert Hoover Book Award for best book on any aspect of U.S. history during the early 20th century. He is also co-editor of three books: The Cold War after Stalin’s Death: A Missed Opportunity for Peace?; The United States and Public Diplomacy: New Directions in Cultural and International History; and Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century. The recipient of three teaching awards, Ken held the Distinguished Visiting Mary Ball Washington Chair at University College Dublin in 2006-7. He serves on the editorial board for Diplomatic History, and he is series editor for Palgrave’s History of the Media series and the American presidency series at the University Press of Florida.

Mark Stoler, Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy 2007-2008
August 02, 2007

Mark A. Stoler is Professor of History at the University of Vermont. He earned his B.A. at the City College of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943 (1977), George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century (1989) and Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II (2000), which won the 2002 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History. He is co-author of Explorations in American History: A Skills Approach (1987), Major Problems in the History of World War II (2002), and Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Foreign Policies, 1933-1945 (2005). His most recent monograph is Allies in War: Britain and America against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945.

Since 1970, Stoler has taught at the University of Vermont, where he has been honored for his scholarship with the University Scholar Award (1993), as well as his teaching, with the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (1984), the Dean’s Lecture Award (1992), and the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (2006). In addition, he held the Harold K. Johnson Visiting Chair at the U.S. Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA in 2004-5. He has also served as a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval War College, and at the University of Haifa in Israel under the Fulbright Program. Stoler has served on the SHAFR Council (2000-2002), the nominating committee (1991-1994), the annual conference planning committee (1989-1990), the Bernath Book Prize committee (1988-1991), and the membership committee (1974-1984). Other service includes a term on the Board of Editors for Diplomatic History (1986-1989) as well as the Army’s Historical Advisory Committee (1996-2000). Stoler currently serves on the Board of Directors for the World War II Studies Association and the Board of Trustees of the Society for Military History.

You can e-mail him at: [email protected]

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Chip Chandler ’72 appointed Class of 1948 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies

August 02, 2007

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