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Luke Griffith

Luke Griffith, outdoors portrait

Graduate Student

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Current Degree Program

  • Ph.D. program

Concentration Fields

  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History
  • World History

Dissertation Title

"'Doomed to Success': The United States, the Dual-Track Decision, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty"

Dissertation Abstract

My dissertation traces the role of the United States in NATO's dual-track decision of December 12, 1979, and the subsequent intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) negotiations, which produced the nuclear era's first disarmament agreement, the INF Treaty, in December 1987.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • Baker Peace Dissertation Fellowship, Ohio University, 2017-18
  • Student Enhancement Award, Ohio University, 2015
  • Original Work Grant, Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University, 2015 & 2014
  • Graduate Associate Oustanding Teaching Award, Ohio University, 2012

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, HIST 1330: World History Since 1750
  • Instructor, HIST 2000: Survey of US History, 1600-1877
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 1220: Western Civilization since 1500
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 1330: World History since 1750
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 2000: Survey of US History, 1600-1877
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 2010: Survey of US History, 1865-Present
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 3020: Survey of American Indian History
  • Grader, HIST 3220: The United States in the 1960s
  • Grader, HIST 3882: The Soviet Union
  • Grader, HIST 3900: History through Film

Previous Graduate Work

M.A. in History, Ohio University

Undergraduate Degree

B.A. in History, Cederville University

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