Curriculum Vitae

of
CHESTER J. PACH, JR.



UNIVERSITY EDUCATION:

Ph.D. (History), Northwestern University, June 1981
M.A. (History), Northwestern University, June 1975
A.B. (History), Magna cum Laude, Brown University, June 1971
Ph.D. Dissertation: "Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military Assistance Program, 1945-1949"

TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Ohio University:

Associate Professor of History, 1991-Present
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, 2006-Present
Director, Contemporary History Institute, 1993-98; Acting Director, 1992-93
Director, John and Elizabeth Baker Peace Studies Program, 1997-98; Acting Director, 1995-96
Fulbright Professor of History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1995

University of Kansas:

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 1986-91
Assistant Director, Hall Center for the Humanities, 1989-91
Chair, Eisenhower Centennial Committee, 1989-91
Conference Director and Program Director, "Ike's America," a multidisciplinary conference on the Eisenhower presidency and American life in the 1950s with 175 program participants, University of Kansas, October 4-6, 1990

Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University, 1982-87 (on leave, 1986-87)

Historian, Airlift Communications Division, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1982

Lecturer in History and American Culture, Northwestern University, 1981

TEACHING FIELDS:

U.S. Foreign Relations
Recent U.S. History
Contemporary History

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

The Johnson Years (New York: Facts on File, 2006)

The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, rev. ed., coauthor (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1991)

Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military Assistance Program, 1945-1950 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

The First Television War: TV News, the White House, and Vietnam (in preparation)

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, under contract, in preparation)

Articles and Book Chapters:

"Ike, War, Peace and Korea: Lessons for Iraq?" Ripon Forum 42 (April/May 2008)

"Servicemen's Readjustment Act," "Executive Order 10730," Kerner Commission Report Summary," "Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire Speech," and "George H. W. Bush's Address to Congress on the Persian Gulf Crisis," (each 5000 words) in Milestone Documents in American History, 4 vols. ed. Paul Finkelman (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008)

"Eisenhower, Dwight D.," in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, ed. David S. Tanenhaus(Woodbridge, CT: Macmillan, 2008)

"From Vietnam to Iraq: The First Television War and Its Legacies" in War and Power: Defining the American States, eds. Lawrence Sondhaus and A. James Fuller (New York: Routledge, 2007)

"The United States and the Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1952" and "United States Foreign Relations during the Eisenhower Presidency, 1952-1961" (revised and explanded chapters) in American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, 3d ed., ed. Thomas W. Zeiler (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2007) (electronic publication)

"Peter Jennings" (2000 words) and "Ronald Reagan" (5000 words) in Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, vol. 7: 2003-2005, eds. Arnold Markoe, Karen Markoe, and Kenneth T. Jackson (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007)

"Introduction: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally" in The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, eds. Kathryn C. Statler and Andrew L. Johns (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

"The Reagan Doctrine: Principle, Pragmatism, and Policy" in Presidential Studies Quarterly 36 (March 2006)

"Dwight D. Eisenhower," "Impact of Korea," "Paul Nitze," "Nonalignment," "Patriotism," and "Ronald Reagan," in Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront, ed. John P. Resch (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005) 4 vols.

"'The Past Has Another Pattern': Vietnam and Iraq," in Passport: The Newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (December 2004)

"Top Gun, Toughness, and Terrorism: Some Reflections on the Elections of 1980 and 2004" Diplomatic History 28 (September 2004)

"'Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay': Using Popular Music to Teach about Dating and Youth Culture from Elvis to the Beatles," OAH Magazine of History 18 (July 2004)

"Sticking to His Guns: Reagan and National Security," in The Reagan Presidency: Pragmatic Conservatism and Its Legacies, eds. W. Elliot Brownlee and Hugh Davis Graham (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003)

"The United States and the Beginnning of the Cold War, 1945-1952," and "United States Foreign Relations during the Eisenhower Presidency, 1953-1961" in American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, 2d ed., ed. Robert L. Beisner (Santa Barbara, Cal.: ABC-CLIO, 2003)

"The War on Television: TV News, the Johnson Administration, and Vietnam," A Companion to the Vietnam War, eds. Marilyn B. Young and Robert Buzzanco (Boston: Blackwell Publishers, 2002)

"Television," Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, 2d ed., eds. Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns, and Fredrik Logevall (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002)

"Ronald Reagan: Brilliant, Ordinary, and Enigmatic," TomPaine.com, January 2000

"TV's 1968: War, Politics, and Violence on the Network Evening News," South Central Review 16-17 (Double Issue, Winter 1999-Spring 2000)

"Mutual Defense Assistance Act (1949)" and "Mutual Security Act (1951)," Oxford Companion to Military History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)

"Joseph M. Dodge" and "Jayne Mansfield," American National Biography, eds. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

"Tet on TV: U.S. Nightly News Reporting and Presidential Policy Making," in 1968: The World Transformed, eds. Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

"Distant Neighbors: U.S. Relations with Latin America," Diplomatic History 18 (Fall 1994)

"And That's the Way It Was: The Vietnam War on the Network Nightly News," in The Sixties: From Memory to History, ed. David Farber (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994)

"Election, Presidential, 1952," and "Election, Presidential, 1956," in the Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, eds. Leonard W. Levy and Louis Fisher (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994)

"Military Assistance and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Congress," in Michael Barnhart, ed., Congress and United States Foreign Policy: Controlling the Use of Force in the Nuclear Age (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987)

"Melby's Kuomintang Follies," Newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 16 (December 1985)

"The Containment of U.S. Military Aid to Latin America, 1944-49," Diplomatic History 6 (Summer 1982)

Forthcoming and In Preparation:

"'We Need to Get a Better Story to the American People': Johnson, Nixon, and the Vietnam War on Television," Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century, eds. Kenneth Osgood and Andrew K. Frank (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, forthcoming, 2010)

"'Our Worst Enemy Seems to Be the Press': TV News, the Nixon Administration, and U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam," Diplomatic History, (forthcoming, June 2010

Book and Video Reviews:

Published in American Historical Review, Journal of American History, The Public Historian, Air University Review, Chicago History, Journalism History

SCHOLARLY PAPERS AND COMMENTARY:

Papers:

"'Our Worst Enemy Seems to Be the Press': TV News, the Nixon Administation, and U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, 1969-73," Conference on the Politics of Troop Withdrawal, University of Virginia, June 2008

"The Tet Offensive on Television: War, TV News, the President, and Politics," Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison, Wisconsin, February 2008

"War and the Media: From Vietnam to Iraq," University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 2008

"We Need to Get a Better Story to the American People: Johnson, Nixon, and the Vietnam War on Television," Symposium on the American Presidency: "Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century," Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, February 2007

"Lyndon Johnson's Living-Room War: The Johnson Administration, Vietnam, and Making War in the Television Age," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Lawrence, Kansas, June 2006

"Lyndon Johnson's Living-Room War: The Johnson Administration, TV News, and Vietnam," (invited lecture), University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2006

"From Vietnam to Iraq: The First Television War and Its Legacies," Conference on "War and Power: Defining the American State," University of Indianapolis, September 2005

"The Iraq War in Historical Perspective," Policy History Conference, Clayton, Missouri, May 2004

"Editing the Guide's Largest Chapter," in Plenary Session on "A 2000-page Snapshot of the Field: American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., June 2003

"Sticking to His Guns: Ronald Reagan and National Security," Conference on "The Reagan Presidency," University of California, Santa Barbara, March 2002

"The Post-Cold War Big Story," Conference on "What's Local? Connecting Your Audience to the World and the World to Your Audience," Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, October 2001

"'Our Worst Enemy Seems To Be the Press': The Nixon Administration, Television News, and the Vietnam War," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2001

"The Vietnam War on Television," (invited lecture), Denison University, November 2000

"The Meanings of Madonna," (invited lecture), Denison University, November 2000

"The Historian's Craft: Approaches to Writing," (invited panelist), Conference on "Reconsidering the Cold War," University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2000

"The War on Television: TV News, the Johnson Administration, and Vietnam," (invited lecture), University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2000

"The War on Television: TV News, Johnson, Nixon, and Vietnam," (invited lecture), Leipzig University, April 2000

"The First Television War: TV News, LBJ, and Vietnam," (invited lecture), University of Akron, March 2000

"U.S. Military Assistance in the Early Cold War," (invited lecture), Florida International University, February 2000

"Television, Vietnam, and Peace: December 1965," Baker Peace Conference, "Prospects for Peace in the New Millennium," Ohio University, February 2000

"LBJ, TV News, and Vietnam," (invited lecture), Kansas International Studies Seminar, University of Kansas, September 1999

"Origins of NATO," (panelist), Conference on "NATO: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, September 1999

"Illusions of Progress: The Johnson Administration's Progress Campaign of 1967 and Television News," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, Maui, Hawaii, August 1999

"Tet on TV," Conference on "1968 Revisited," Ohio University, April 1998

"Television News Coverage of the Vietnam War and Its Legacies," (invited lecture), Leipzig University, December 1996

"The Meanings of Madonna," (invited lecture), St. John's University, October 1996

"The Kiwis' Living Room War: New Zealand and American News Coverage of the Vietnam War," Fulbright Conference on "America's World, the World's America," University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, July 1995

"From Saigon to Sarajevo: Television Coverage of the Vietnam War and Its Legacies," (invited paper), Royal History Society of New Zealand, Otago Branch, May 1995

"Clinton, the Media, and Foreign Policy," (invited lecture) New Zealand Institute for International Affairs (Dunedin Branch), April 1995

"Images of Madonna," (invited lecture), Leipzig University, April 1994

"From Saigon to Somalia: Television News Coverage of the Vietnam War and Its

Legacies," Robert Beyer Memorial Lecture, Gannon University, April 1994

"Tokens of Security: U.S. Military Aid and the Integration of NATO, 1949-50," The

United States and the Integration of Europe: Legacies of the Postwar Era, Conference Sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, September 1992

"And That's the Way It Was: The Vietnam War on the Network Nightly News," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 1992

"Launching the 1952 Presidential Campaign: Eisenhower and the Abilene Speech,"Kansas and Eisenhower Symposium, Topeka, Kansas, October 1990

"Congress and Arms Transfers: An Historical Perspective," Joint Meeting of the Kansas-Missouri Political Science Associations, Kansas City, Missouri, October 1987

"Documentation of War in the Twentieth Century," Midwest Archives Conference, Columbia, Missouri, October 1987

"Military Assistance and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Congress," Senator Jacob Javits Collection Inaugural Conference, Stony Brook, New York, October 1985

"Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military Assistance Program, 1945-1950," Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1985

"Launching the Military Assistance Program," Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 1985

"The Truman Administration and the Decision for a Global Military Assistance Program," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., August 1984

Commentary:

"A Conservative Icon and the Modern American President: President Ronald Reagan in Contemporary U.S. History," (panelist) Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, Pasadena, CA, August 2008

"Dealing with Democracies: American Relations with India, France, and Israel, 1966-1973," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Columbus,OH, June 2008

"Rethinking the Cold War," (chair/panelist) Policy History Conference, Clayton, MO, May 2008

"Public Policy in the Era of Dwight Eisenhower," Policy History Conference, Clayton, MO, May 2008

"Rethinking the Cold War," (chair/panelist) Policy History Conference, Clayton, MO, May 2008

"'A Better War?': U.S. Perceptions of Counterinsurgency Warfare in Vietnam, 1968-1973," International Graduate Conference on the Cold War, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2008

"Turning Your Paper into a Journal Article," International Graduate Conference on the Cold War, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2008

"War and U.S. Systemic Leadership" and "The Paradox of American Hegemony," Conference on "War and Power: Defining the American State," University of Indianapolis, September 2005

"Mediating the Revolution: East German Television and the SED in November 1956," Conference on "The Cold War and Its Contexts," University of California, Santa Barbara, April 2005

"A 'New Look' at Civil Defense," (chair/commentator) Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Austin, Texas, June 2004

"Walt Rostow and the Bombing of North Vietnam, 1961-1968" (commentator), panel on "The Cold War in Asia," Conference on "Reconsidering the Cold War," University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2003

"The Eisenhower Administration and the Third World--An Overview" (overall conference commentator), Conference on "Third World, First Priority: The Eisenhower Administration and the Globalization of the Cold War," University of San Diego, March 2003

"9/11 Anniversary Coverage in the News Media," (panelist), Conference on "Making Sense of September 11: News Media, Old Metaphors," E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, September 2002

"U.S.-Latin American Relations in the Cold War Era," (chair/commentator) Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Athens, Georgia, June 2002

"Reading Between the Lines: The Cold War Contest Over Television, 1945-1960," (commentator), panel on "American Culture and Politics," (chair), Conference on "Reconsidering the Cold War," University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2002

"Drug Wars Across Cultures and Nations," Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C., April 2002

"War in the Living Room: How Television Programs Portrayed Vietnam in the Late 1960s and 1970s," Conference on "The Cold War Revisited," University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2001

"A Pastor in the Pulpit: Ronald Reagan, SDI, and the End of the 'Evil Empire,'" Conference on "Reconsidering the Cold War," University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2000

"Castro, Kennedy, the Soviets and More,"(chair) Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Princeton, New Jersey, June 1999

"Cold War in the International Arena," (chair/commentator), "New Frontiers in Cold War History," Conference at University of California, Santa Barbara, May 1999

"NATO at Fifty," (invited discussant), Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Affairs, Kent State University, May 1999

"Toward an Assessment of U.S. Information Operations During the Cold War," (chair) Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, College Park, Maryland, June 1998

"U.S. National Security Policy in the Cold War," National Policy History Conference on "The Unintended Consequences of Policy Decisions," Bowling Green State University, June 1997

"Getting A Job in Diplomatic History," (chair), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., June 1997

"The Air Force and the Shaping of Post-World War Two National Defense," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., June 1997

"The Limits of Internationalism: New Perspectives on the United Nations," (chair), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Boulder, Colorado, June 1996

"The Media and the Vietnam Experience," (chair/commentator), "After the Cold War: Reassessing Vietnam," Center for the Study of the Vietnam Conflict, Texas Tech University, April 1996

"Clinton Foreign Policy," (chair), Fulbright Conference on "America's World, the World's America," University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, July 1995

"Parts of a Global Village: Communications in Yap and Dr. Tom Dooley Live from Laos," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1994

"NATO After 45 Years," (invited discussant), Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Community Affairs, Kent State University, April 1994

"New Angles on Eisenhower's Foreign Policy," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1993

"Eisenhower and Dulles: Revisionism Revised," (chair), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations," Washington, D.C., June 1991

"The Persian Gulf War: A Roundtable Discussion," (panelist), Annual Meeting of the Kansas History Teachers Association, Winfield, Kansas, April 1991

"The U.S. Military in Transition, 1900-1917," (chair), Missouri Valley History Conference, March 1991

"Eisenhower and the Contours of National Security Policy," (chair), "Ike's America" Conference, Lawrence, Kansas, October 1990

"Eisenhower Diplomacy," (chair/commentator), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., August 1990

"Campus Anti-Vietnam War Dissent," Mid-America American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, April 1989

"Low Intensity Conflict: Three Historical Case Studies," Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 1987

"Suez and Cold War Relations," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., June 1986

"Creating the Cold War Coalition," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, Stanford University, June 1985

"American Diplomacy in the 1890s," Annual Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri, September 1983

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Research Grant, Humanities Research Fund, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University, 2007

Ohio University Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2005-6

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2000

Baker Research Award, Ohio University, 1999-2000

Moody Grants (2), Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, 1999, 1998

Fulbright Lecturing Award, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1995

Research Enhancement Grant, Ohio University, 1993

Project Grant, Kansas Eisenhower Centennial Commission, "Ike's America" Conference, 1990

Developmental Project Award, Hall Fund, University of Kansas, "Ike's America" Conference, 1990

Annual Workshop in Military History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1988

Stuart L. Bernath Memorial Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for the Best Scholarly Article in American Diplomatic History, 1983

Research Grant, Harry S. Truman Library Institute, 1983

New Faculty Research Grant, Texas Tech University, 1983

Visiting Research Fellow, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1976-77

Research Grant, Harry S. Truman Library Institute, 1976

Hearst Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1974-75

Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa, 1971

Francis Wayland Scholar, Brown University, 1968-69

PROFESSIONAL EDITORSHIPS AND COMMITTEES:

Contributing Editor, AmericanPresident.org (www.americanpresident.org), June 2003-Present

Editorial Board, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media, 2008-Present

Contributing Editor, SHAFR Bibliography Project, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1998-Present

Editorial Board, H-DIPLO, 1994-Present

Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Proposals, 2001-3, 2006, 2008

Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize Committee(appointed), Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2002-5; chair, 2004-5

Board of Editors, Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, revised edition, 2000-1

Robert H. Ferrell Award Committee (appointed), Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1999-2002, Chair, 2001-2

Board of Editors, Diplomatic History (appointed), 1997-99

Council (elected), Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1996-99

Program Committee (appointed), Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1996-99; chair, 1997-98

Norman Graebner Award Committee (appointed), Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1995-98; chair, 1997-98

Editor, H-DIPLO, H-NET Historical Network, 1994-98


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