Justin Olmstead, Ph.D.
Justin Quinn Olmstead, Ph.D., is assistant professor of history and director of History Education.
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Olmstead's first edited book, "Reconsidering Peace and Patriotism during the First World War "(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), provides a unique view of the peace movement during the FIrst World War by bringing together authors from across Europe and the US to provide a distinctive cultural analysis of peace movements. His second book, "The United States' Entry into the First World War: The role of British and German Diplomacy" (Boydell & Brewer, 2018), reasserts the importance of diplomats and diplomacy, thereby providing a fresh and original approach to this crucially important subject. He has a third book tentatively titled "Britain in the Islamic World: Imperial and Post-Imperial Connections" under contract with Palgrave Macmillan with an expected publication date of 2019. Additionally, Olmstead has a chapter on the impact of military drones on foreign affairs in "The Political Economy of Robots"(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
His current research includes the leadership of, and the relationship between, President Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, the diplomacy of alliances, and how great powers adapt.
Education and Certifications
Olmstead holds degrees in Political Science (Washburn University, 1993), History (Southwestern College, 2001), a Masters Degree (Emporia State University, 2006) and a Ph.D. (University of Sheffield, 2013). He also earned his teaching certificate in 2001.
20th Century American Diplomacy (readings)
Modern Britain in the World (research)
The First World War (research)
Politics and Politicians in the First World War (World) (research)
Upper-level/Blended Graduate Courses
19th Century America and the Atlantic World
20th Century American in the World
19th Century American Diplomatic History
20th Century American Diplomatic History
The First World War
Global Transformations in History
The French Revolution and Napoleon
The Middle East and Far East Asia
US History since 1877
World History, 1500 to present
Professional and Community Involvement
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Treasurer and Director of Membership, Britain and the World
Secretary, Midwest World History Association
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