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E. Timothy Smith, PhD

Professor of History

E. Timothy Smith

E. Timothy Smith received his Ph.D. in history from Kent State University in 1981, his MA in history from Kent State University in 1977, and his BA in history and political science from Manchester College (now University) in 1975. He teaches U.S. history, U.S. diplomatic history, America in the 1960s, U.S. History 1890-1945, U.S. since 1945, African American History Since Reconstruction, and world history.

Professor Smith has published two books, The United States, Italy and NATO (1991) and Opposition Beyond the Water’s Edge: Liberal Internationalists, Pacifists and Containment, 1945-1953 (1999), and co-edited The Romance of History (1997). His articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, Peace and Change, The Encyclopedia of Arms Control and Disarmament, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace and others.

He has received research grants from the Truman Library, the Minnesota Historical Society and was awarded the The Cecile Roussell, PhD Fellowship for Faculty Development and has conducted research at the National Archives, Kennedy Library, Truman Library, Eisenhower Library, Minnesota Historical Society, British Public Records Office, and the Archives of the Mennonite Church. He is currently working on a major research project on the origins of the Peace Corps in the 1950s and the relationship of private voluntary groups and the U.S. government in delivering humanitarian assistance in the post-World War II era.

Professor Smith has served as Secretary and as editor of the Newsletter for the Peace History Society and currently serves on the organization’s Board. He is also a member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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