Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities
Professor of History
Teaching and Research Specialties
U.S. diplomatic, international relations, maritime history, World War Two
Kevin Smith is Associate Dean in the College of Sciences and Humanities with responsibilities for budget oversight (IT, Instructional Equipment, and Lab Fee Requests) and as Dean’s liaison for the College Curriculum Committee (review of unit curricular program and course proposals and revisions) and for faculty issues (review of hiring proposals and departmental salary documents, and assigned time and load reports).
Dr. Smith has previously served on the University Strategic Planning Task Force and as Assistant Chair (2001-2007) and Chairperson of the Department of History (2010-2016). He has been a recipient of the Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Studies Faculty Fellowship, the University’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and Outstanding Faculty Service Award, and was a finalist for the University Excellence in Teaching Award. He is the author of Conflict over Convoys: Anglo-American Logistics Diplomacy in the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and several articles and book chapters, most notably "Reassessing Roosevelt's view of Chamberlain after Munich: Ideological Affinity in the Geoffrey Thompson-Claude Bowers Correspondence," in Diplomatic History. He presents and publishes in the field of Second World War maritime history and diplomacy in the United States and United Kingdom. He appeared on the WIPB-produced and nationally distributed award-winning Digital Media Experience, "Echoes of War: Stories from the Big Red One" (see bsu.edu/echoesofwar
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