February 2017

Eric Thomas Gettig

Eric Gettig (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2017) is Lecturer in the History Department at Georgetown University. Based on research in Cuban, U.S., Mexican, Venezuelan, and British archives, his dissertation, "Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961" reframes modern Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations through the lens of the island's energy insecurity.

Scott Laderman

Scott Laderman is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.  He is the author of Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory (Duke University Press, 2009) and Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (University of California Press, 2014), and the co-editor, with Edwin Martini, of Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Duke University Press, 2013).

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of
Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012),

Chester Pach

Chester Pach teaches history at Ohio University, including courses on the U.S. in the 1960s and the U.S. in the 1980s. He is the winner of the Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Teaching Award in the Humanities (2016). He is the author or editor of four books, including most recently A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower (2017). He has written extensively on U.S. TV news and the Vietnam War. He is currently completing a book on the Reagan presidency. 

Simone Selva

I specialize in the history of U.S. foreign economic relations during the Twentieth Century, particularly in international financial and monetary relations, as well as the role of IMF, World Bank and other international economic institutions and the fed in shaping development assistance to the less developed countries (LDCs) and advanced industrial nations during the second half of the twentieth century.

Kathryn C. Statler

Specializing in the Vietnam War and Franco-American Relations, Kathryn C. Statler is the author of Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam and co-editor of The Eisenhower Administration, The Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War Her current research focuses on how cultural diplomacy strengthened the Franco-American alliance from 1775 to the present. She teaches courses on The Vietnam Wars, World War I and World War II, U.S. Foreign Relations, and Armed Conflict and American Society.

David L. Snead

I graduated with my Ph.D in History from the University of Virginia in 1997, and I am currently a professor at Liberty University.
I have authored or edited five books:  The Gaither Committee; Eisenhower, and the Cold War; An American Soldier in World War I; In Hostile Skies:  An American B-24 Pilot in World War II; John F. Kennedy:  The New Frontier President; and Escape from Bataan: Memoir of a U.S. Navy Ensign in the Philippines.

Andrew M. Johnston

Andrew M. Johnston is an associate professor of U.S. and international history at Carleton University in Ottawa. He holds degrees from the universities of Toronto, Yale, Cambridge, where he took his Ph.D. under Ian Clark. He has taught at the universities of Toronto, New Brunswick, and Western Ontario, and served as director and co-director of Western’s Centre for American Studies.