Philip Nash

Philip Nash
Associate Professor, History
Baccalaureate Program Coordinator and Adviser, Multidisciplinary Studies
310C Sharon Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

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.

Women, Gender, and US Foreign Relations

The Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race

“Eisenhower, Nuclear Weapons, and Arms Control,” in Chester J. Pach, Jr., ed., A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Wiley & Sons, forthcoming, 2017).

“A Woman’s Place is in the Embassy: America’s First Female Chiefs of Mission, 1933-64,” in Glenda Sluga and Carolyn James, eds., Women, Diplomacy and International Politics Since 1500 (Routledge, 2016).

“Nuclear Issues,” in Marc Selverstone, ed., A Companion to John F. Kennedy (John Wiley & Sons, 2014).

PhD, Ohio University

MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

AB, Occidental College