Jeffrey A. Engel

Professor
Director of the Center for Presidential History

History

Contact

Office: Dallas Hall Room 318
Phone: 214-768-3973
Email: jaengel@smu.edu

About

Faculty bio, Faculty CV

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
Founding Director, Center for Presidential History, 2012-Present

Professor, Clements Department of History, 2018-present

Associate Professor, Clements Department of History, 2012-2018

Senior Fellow, John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, 2012-Present

 

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

Verlin and Howard Kruse '52 Founders Professor, 2009-2012

Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, 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

Director, 2008-2009

Associate Director, 2007-2008

 

University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer in History and International Relations, 2003-2004

 

Yale University

Olin Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Studies, 2001-2003

Lecturer in the Department of History, 2002-2003

 

Selected Publications         

  • The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge in Iraq, Timothy Andrew Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden, eds, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2019).
  • Impeachment: An American History, Jeffrey A. Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker (New York: Random House, 2018).
  • When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017).
  • When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House, Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock, eds., (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea, Jeffrey A. Engel, ed., (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror, Jeffrey A. Engel, Mark A. Lawrence, and Andrew Preston, eds. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).
  • Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, Jeffrey A. Engel, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
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    Fellowships and Awards

    SMU Faculty Member of the Year, Honoring Our Professor’s Excellence (HOPE) Award, 2019
    Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship, 2019
    Ford Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, 2018
    Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, 2015
    Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility Faculty Fellowship, 2015
    Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, 2013
    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
    National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar, 1993