Scott H. Bennett
Professor of History and Chair
Arts & Sciences
History & Politics
- PhD History. Rutgers University—New Brunswick
- MA Educational Administration. College of New Jersey
- MA History. Florida State University
- BA History / Secondary Education. University of Central Florida
- Georgian Court Univ. Chair, Dept. of History & Politics (2015-present); Professor of history (2010–present); associate professor (2005-10); assistant professor (2001-05).
- Leiden Univ.–The Netherlands (Spring 2014). Fulbright professor.
- Chicago State Univ. Assistant professor.
- Rutgers University. Camden. Visiting lecturer.
- Community College of Philadelphia. Adjunct professor.
- Camden County College. Adjunct professor.
- Rutgers University—New Brunswick. Graduate TA.
- East Brunswick High School.
- Copenhagen International School, Denmark.
- International School of Torino, Italy.
- American School of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador.
Research / Creativity Interest Area
Publications — Books
- OPPOSITION TO WAR: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNITED STATES PEACE AND ANTIWAR MOVEMENTS, 2 volumes (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018), edited by Mitchell K. Hall, with consulting editors Scott H. Bennett, Justus D. Doenecke, & Valarie H. Ziegler. Contributed 13 entries ranging from 500 to 3,500 words each (13,500 words total).
- ANTIWAR DISSENT & PEACE ACTIVISM IN WORLD WAR I AMERICA: A DOCUMENTARY READER, co-edited with Chuck F. Howlett, with a 36-pp. introduction (Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014).
- ARMY GI, PACIFIST CO: THE WORLD WAR II LETTERS OF FRANK AND ALBERT DIETRICH (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005), edited with a 62-pp. archival-based introduction). [Introduction reprinted in Nonkilling History: Shaping Policy with Lessons from the Past (Honolulu: Center for Nonkilling History, 2010), pp. 29-96.]
- RADICAL PACIFISM: THE WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE AND GANDHIAN NONVIOLENCE IN AMERICA, 1915-1963 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003, reprint 2013).
Current Book Projects
- “Conscientious Objector, Radical Pacifist, & Nonviolent Activist: How Igal Roodenko Contributed to Peace, Justice, & Freedom in World War II & Postwar America” (manuscript in final stages).
- “Radical Pacifist and Democratic Socialist: David McReynolds and Cold War Dissent.”
Publications — Journal Articles / Book Chapters
- “World War I Conscientious Objectors: Conscience and Resistance,” pp. 220-32. In The Cambridge History of American Great War Literature and Culture (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2021), edited Mark Van Wienen & Tim Dayton.
- “Shell Shock in Context: A Conversation with Harriet Hyman Alonso and Adam Hochschild.” In Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 41 (January 2016): 87-105.
- “Conscience, Comrades, & the Cold War: The Korean War Draft Resistance Cases of Socialist Pacifists David McReynolds and Vern Davidson.” In Peace & Change 38 (January 2013): 83-120.
- “Introduction” to Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank & Albert Dietrich (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005). Reprinted in Nonkilling History: Shaping Policy with Lessons from the Past (Honolulu: Center for Nonkilling History, 2010), pp. 29-96.
- “American Pacifism, the ‘Greatest Generation’ & World War II,” pp. 259-92. In Kurt Piehler & Sidney Pash, ed., The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Homefront (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010).
- “‘Free American Political Prisoners’: Pacifist Activism and Civil Liberties, 1945-1948.” In Journal of Peace Research 40 (July 2003): 413-33.
- “Workers/Draftees of the World Unite! Carlos A. Cortez Redcloud Koyokuikatl: Soapbox Rebel, WWII CO, & IWW Artist/Bard,” pp. 12-56. In Victor Sorell, ed., Carlos A. Cortez Koyokuikatl: Soapbox Rebel & Artist (Chicago: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 2002).
- “Radical Pacifism and the General Strike Against War: Jessie Wallace Hughan, the Founding of the War Resisters League, & the Socialist Origins of Secular Radical Pacifism in America.” In Peace & Change 26 (July 2001): 352-73.
- “Socialist Pacifism and Nonviolent Social Revolution: The War Resisters League and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.” In Peace & Change 25 (January 2000): 102-28.
Publications — Minor Articles / Book Reviews (44, see CV)
Scholarly Presentations (41, see CV)
Public Lectures & Interviews (50, see CV)
- U.S. History Survey I & II
- American Revolution
- Civil War & Reconstruction
- U.S. Politics & Society, 1890s-1945
- America Since 1945
- Rebels & Radicals in U.S. History
- Gandhi & King
- America and the World: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1898
- Vietnam & America
- U.S. & 9/11 Wars & Era
- Europe Since 1914
- Modern Middle East
- Modern Asian History
- Historian’s Craft
- History Seminar
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
Service to the Profession (Select)
- Co-editor (with Michael Clinton), “Studies In Peace History” (Book Series, Brill Publishers, Leiden, NL). Launched Dec. 2021.
- Peace History Society: President (2007-08); Vice-President (2005-06; 2015-16); Executive Board (2001-05; 2009-10; 2012-14; 2017-20; 2023-); Elise Boulding Prize in Peace History Com. (2018; 2023); Program Com., PHS Conference 2023; Nominating Com. (2018); Lifetime Achievement Award Com. (2010-11; 2017-18); Peace & Change Editor Search Com. (2014); PHS Newsletter Editor Search Com. (2012); International Advisory Board Com. (2009); Nominating Com. (2002-03); Scott Bills Prize Com. (2002-03; 2012-13; 2014-15); DeBenedetti Prize Com. (2001-04); Com. for New Book Prize (2016, later renamed Elise Boulding Prize in Peace History); Organized PHS Conference at Georgian Court Univ. (2007).
- Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research: Editorial Board (2008-Present).