Vanessa Walker is the Joseph W. and Diane Zerbib Assistant Professor of History at Amherst College. She received a Ph.D. in US-International history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of several awards including a Graduate Fellowship at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, the Gerald R. Ford Scholar in Honor of Robert Teeter at the Ford Presidential Library, and a George Mosse Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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 China; The Pig War: The United States, Britain, and the Balance of Power in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-72; The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (with Burton I.