Nash, Philip

Associate Professor, History
Faculty Advising, Letters, Arts and Sciences (baccalaureate degree)
Program Coordination, Letters, Arts and Sciences (baccalaureate degree)
Office Phone: 724-983-2978
Office Location: 310C Sharon Hall
Mailing Address:
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

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Dr. Philip Nash has taught history and international studies since 1999 at Penn State Shenango, where he has won three teaching awards. After earning his PhD from Ohio University in 1994, Dr. Nash held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and teaching appointments in Nevada, Tennessee, and Ohio. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore in 2010. His expertise is in recent US history, but he teaches on a variety of topics, including the Holocaust, Vietnam, women’s history, African-American history, and World War II. He often appears in the history podcasts at and on the radio on the Ron Errett Show, streaming at His publications include the book, The Other Missiles of October (1997), as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. Dr. Nash is currently completing a book manuscript on America’s first female ambassadors.

Research Interests
Women, Gender, and US Foreign Relations
The Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race