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Associate Professor of History
Academic Advisor

Phil Nash enjoys a day on campus

Philip Nash is a historian who also serves as Coordinator of the campus Letters, Arts and Sciences baccalaureate degree program. Along with Dr. Baros, he also coordinates the campus Honors Program.

Although he specializes in recent US and US foreign relations history, Dr. Nash also teaches courses on the Holocaust, African-American History, Vietnam, World War II, and International Studies. In 2010, he taught history as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and taught in Nevada, Tennessee, and Ohio before coming to Penn State Shenango in 1999.

Dr. Nash is author of The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 (1997), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. His current research focuses on the first American woman ambassadors.

Dr. Nash serves as Advisor to the Campus History Club, Co-Advisor to the International Cultures Club, and Coordinator for the International Studies Certificate Program. In his spare time he enjoys reading, listening to classical music, and watching football.

  • PhD, History, Ohio University
  • MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • AB, Occidental College

  • E-mail: pxn4@psu.edu
  • Phone: (724) 983-2978
  • Office:  310C Sharon Hall