Professor of History
Location Arts Two 2.09
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8376
During my postgraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MA) and Rutgers University (PhD), I came to focus on recent American history.
My research has taken me to the US National Archives, Library of Congress, and numerous presidential libraries.
I have taught at six universities in the US and Britain, and have worked at Queen Mary since 1999.
I started my career as a specialist in US foreign relations. This has developed into a more general interest in the American presidency in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era.
My particular areas of interest include:
- US foreign policy in the Cold War
- Cuban missile crisis
- US presidency since 1945
- John F. Kennedy
- The issue of character and leadership
The issue of image and leadership
Current PhD Students
I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:
- The American presidency since 1945
- US foreign policy since 1945
- The Cuban Missile Crisis (1996)
- Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis (1997)
- Kennedy: The New Frontier Revisited (1998)
- The Kennedys and Cuba: The Declassified Documentary History (1999)
- Kenneth Branagh (2005)
- Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House (2007)
- The Presidency of Bill Clinton: The Legacy of a New Domestic and Foreign Policy (2012)