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Dennis J. Dunn is professor of history and director of international studies. He teaches courses on Russia, East Europe, world affairs, world history, Western civilization, and international relations. He was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1975-76, a Ford Foundation Fellow in 1975-77, a research fellow at Centre d'études sur l'U.R.S.S. et l'Europe Orientales (Ècole pratique des hautes études, Paris, 1978-79 and1983-84, .a Pacific Cultural Foundation Fellow in 1982, and a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in 1982 and 1984.
He also received grants from the U.S. Department of Education's International Studies and Foreign Language Program in 1992-94 and 2003-5 and from the Canadian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2003 and 2004.
Educational Background :
Ph.D. - Kent State University
M.A. (History) - John Carroll University
B.A. (Classics) - John Carroll University
Recent Research Topics :
The Catholic Church in Russia.
Previous Publications :
The Catholic Church and Russia: Popes, Patriarchs, Tsars and Commissars, Ashgate Publishers, 2004.
Caught Between Roosevelt and Stalin: America’s Ambassadors to Moscow. University of Kentucky Press, 1998 (translated into Russian in 2004).
Awards and Accomplishments :
Visiting scholar, spring 2007, University College, Dublin; Trinity College, Dublin; University of London; Oxford University.
Professional Memberships :
International Studies Associaiton;
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
A survey of the origins and development of Western Civilization from earliest times to 1715.
A survey of the history of Western Civilization from 1715 to the present.
A comparative survey of world civilizations from earliest times to the seventeenth century from a Western perspective.
A comparative survey of world civilizations from the eighteenth century to the present from a Western perspective.
A survey of Kievan Rus, Muscovy, and the Russian Empire to 1917.
A survey of the history of Russia and Eurasia from 1917 to the present.
A survey of the history of Eastern Europe from 1914 to the present.
A comparative history of religion in Russia from 1917 to the present.
A research seminar focusing on modern Russian history.
A research seminar focusing on modern East European history.
A research seminar focusing on comparative history of religion.
A seminar designed to enhance research and writing skills in history.
A seminar designed for students who are beginning to write a thesis.
A seminar designed for students who are completing the writing of a thesis.
A senior seminar capstone course for majors in International Studies. The course focuses on current problems in geopolitics and globalization from an historical perspective.
A directed internship course where the student both works to enhance international job skills and researches and writes a major paper on an international topic related to his internship work