African affairs, politics and social issues — Central African Republic history — Cultural anthropology — Linguistics — Third-world history — Mercenaries (especially in Africa) — Gandhi — Japanese-African relations — Central African languages
Richard A. Bradshaw Associate Professor of History
B.A., Hawaii Loa College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University
Born and raised in Japan. Served with the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast and the Cental African Republic. Returned to Japan as a Fulbright Hays Fellow at Tokai University's Center for the Study of Civilization. Author of articles evaluating political and social conditions in Africa. Led a Centre travel-study program to Central Africa in 1998 with an emphasis on African history, culture and language.
International political economy — Politics of the Middle East (especially Palestinian/Israeli issues) — Comparative political economy of development, emphasizing the Middle East — Statistics and computer methods in international relations
Nayef H. Samhat
Associate Dean of the College, Frank B. & Virginia B. Hower Associate Professor of Government and International Studies
B.A., The George Washington University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Particular expertise in the theory of international relations, international political economy, and the political economy of environmental policy. Comparative political economy of development, emphasizing the Middle East. Strong skills in the use of statistics and computer methods as tools in studying international relations. Scholarly article published in Millenium, a journal of the London School of Economics.
Vietnam and the war — Recent American history — Administrative expertise in fund raising, student leadership programs, and strategic planning
Clarence R. Wyatt
Claude D. Pottinger Professor of History, Special Assistant to the President, Chief Planning Officer
B.A., Centre College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Expertise in recent American history. Author of Paper Soldiers: The American Press and the Vietnam War, an acclaimed book about U.S. press coverage of the war in Vietnam (W.W. Norton and Co., 1993; paperback, University of Chicago Press, 1995). Historic preservation issues related to the Civil War. Holds a dual appointment as a Centre professor and an administrator; expertise in fund raising, student leadership programs, and strategic planning.