Faculty and Staff

History

Jeffrey A. Engel

Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Presidential History
Presidential Studies
American Diplomatic History

Dallas Hall 318
214-768-3973

Educational Background 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. in American History, 2001 
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Arts in American History, 1996 
Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude in History, 1995 
Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College, Trinity Term, 1994 

Academic Employment 

Southern Methodist University 
Director of the Center for Presidential History, 2012-Present 
Associate Professor of History, 2012-Present 
Senior Fellow, John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, 2012 to Present 
Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service 
Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, 2009-2012 
Verlin and Howard Kruse '52 Founders Professor, 2009-2012 
Assistant Professor of History and Public Policy, 2004-2009 
Evelyn and Ed F. Kruse '49 Faculty Fellow, 2006-2009 
Texas A&M University, Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs 
Director of Programming, 2009-2012 
Interim Director, 2008-2009 
Associate Director, 2007-2008 
University of Pennsylvania 
Lecturer in History and International Relations, 2003-2004 
Yale University 
Visiting Fellow, International Security Studies, Spring 2007 
Olin Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Studies, 2001-2003 
Lecturer in the Department of History, 2002-2003 

Selected Publications         

Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, Jeffrey A. Engel, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).      

Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform, with Joseph R. Cerami, (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010). 

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989, Jeffrey A. Engel, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). Excerpted in Foreign policy.com, November 9, 2009.
 

The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008). Excerpted in News week, December 24, 2007. 

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, Jeffrey A. Engel, ed. (Palo Alto and Washington, DC: Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008). 

Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007). American Historical Association’s 2008 Paul Birdsall Prize,awarded biannually to the outstanding work published in European Military and Strategic History. 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Bernath Lecture Prize, 2012 
  • Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2012 
  • Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching,2011 
  • Texas A&M University Competitive Faculty Development Leave, 2011. 
  • History News Network “Top Young Historian,” 2010 
  • Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, 2010 
  • Verlin and Howard Kruse '52 Founders Professor, 2009-Present 
  • Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant, Texas A&M University, 2008 
  • 2008 Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History for Cold War at 30,000 Feet, American Historical Association 
  • Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Summer Institute Participant, 2008 
  • Bush Faculty Excellence Award (Annually Awarded to Outstanding Faculty Member), 2007 
  • Evelyn and Ed F. Kruse '49 Faculty Fellow, Awarded to Outstanding GBS Assistant Professor, 2006-2009 
  • Visiting Fellow, International Security Studies, Yale University, 2007 
  • Silver Star Award, Awarded by Graduating Students to Outstanding Bush School Professor, 2006 
  • John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Studies, Yale University, 2001-2003 
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University, 2000-2001 
  • Guggenheim Research Fellow (renewed), National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2000 
  • Guggenheim Research Fellow, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1999-2000 
  • W. Stull Holt Memorial Fellowship of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2000 
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, Summer Teaching Fellow in Military History, 1999 
  • Research Fellow, Harry S Truman Presidential Library Institute, 1999 
  • Dissertation Research Fellow, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, 1999 
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Eisenhower World Affairs Council (Eisenhower Library), 1999 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Vilas Fellow, 1997 
  • Blattberg Writing Award, University of Wisconsin Department of History, 1997 
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanistic Studies, 1995-1996 
  • George Lustig Prize, Awarded to Outstanding History Department Graduate, Cornell University, 1995 
  • Ford Foundation Scholar of the Cornell University Institute for Modern European Studies, 1994

Last updated 08/12