February 2017

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.

Scott Kaufman

Dr. Kaufman is a Board of Trustees Research Scholar and Chair of the Department of History at Francis Marion University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 10 books on U.S. foreign policy, the history of the presidency, and the history of the Office of First Lady. His publications include Confronting Communism: U.S. and British Policies toward ChinaThe Pig War: The United States, Britain, and the Balance of Power in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-72The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (with Burton I.

Jonathan Reed Winkler

Jonathan Reed Winkler is associate professor and Chair of the Department of History at Wright State University. A native of Ohio, he holds degrees from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College (AB) and Yale University (PhD). He teaches, researches and writes on U.S. foreign relations (1776 to the present), military and naval history, technology & international security; international history, and strategic thought in the modern era.

Elizabeth Cobbs

Elizabeth Cobbs holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair  at Texas A&M and is a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She is the author most recently of The Hamilton Affair, A Novel (2016) and The Hello Girls: America’ First Women Soldiers (2017). Her works have won the Allan Nevins Prize, Bernath Book Prize, and San Diego Book Award.

Philip Nash

Philip Nash is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University, Shenango Campus, where he has received three awards for his teaching. In 2010 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. Before coming to Pennsylvania he held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and taught in Nevada, Tennessee, and Ohio. He is author of The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 (University of North Carolina Press, 1997) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

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