Philip Nash

Philip Nash
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. He is the author of three books, most recently Clare Boothe Luce: American Renaissance Woman (2022). 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 20th century US history, but he teaches on a variety of topics, including globalization, the Holocaust, Vietnam, women’s history, African-American history, and World War II. He is a frequent guest on the history podcast at and on the Ron Errett Show radio show, streaming at

Women, Gender, and US Foreign Relations

The Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race

"Clare Boothe Luce: American Renaissance Woman" (Routledge, 2022).

"Breaking Protocol: America’s First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964" (University Press of Kentucky, 2020).

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

"The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963" (University of North Carolina Press, 1997).

PhD, Ohio University

MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

AB, Occidental College