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Scott Bennett

Scott H. Bennett



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Educational Background

  • PhD History (1998). Rutgers University—New Brunswick
  • MA Educational Administration (1990). College of New Jersey
  • MA History (1985). Florida State University
  • BA History / Secondary Education. University of Central Florida

Professional Experience

  • Georgian Court University: Chair, Department of History & Politics (2015-present); Professor of history (2010–present); associate professor (2005-10); assistant professor (2001-05).
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands (Spring 2014). Fulbright professor.
  • Chicago State University (1999-2001). Assistant professor.
  • Rutgers University—Camden (1998-99). Visiting lecturer.
  • Community College of Philadelphia (1998). Adjunct.
  • Camden County College (1998). Adjunct.
  • Rutgers University—New Brunswick (1995-97). Graduate TA.
  • East Brunswick High School (1991-94).
  • Copenhagen International School, Denmark (1986-91).
  • International School of Torino, Italy (1984-86).
  • American School of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador (1981-84).

Research / Creativity Interest Area



  •  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, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2003, reprint 2013).

Current Book Projects

  •  “Igal Roodenko: Conscientious Objector and Nonviolent Activist: From the ‘Good War’ through the Cold War” (manuscript in final stages).
  •  “Radical Pacifist and Democratic Socialist: David McReynolds and Cold War Dissent.”
  •  “World Class: American Teachers and International Schools—An Oral History.”

Journal Articles / Book Chapters

  •  “World War I Conscientious Objectors: Conscience and Resistance.” In The Cambridge History of American Great War Literature and Culture (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, Spring 2020), edited Mark Van Wienen & Tim Dayton. [In press]
  •  “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 and 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’ and World War II,” pp. 259-292. Chapter 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): 413-433.
  •  “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, and the Socialist Origins of Secular Radical Pacifism in America.” In Peace & Change 26 (July 2001): 352-373.
  •  “Socialist Pacifism and Nonviolent Social Revolution: The War Resisters League and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.” In Peace & Change 25 (January 2000): 102-128.

Minor Articles / Book Reviews (42)


Scholarly Presentations (40)

Public Lectures & Interviews (44)


Additional Information


U.S. History Survey I & II American Revolution Civil War & Reconstruction Roosevelt to Roosevelt: U.S. Politics & Society, 1890s-1945 America Since 1945 Rebels, Radicals & Reformers in U.S. History Gandhi & King Vietnam & America America and the World: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1898 U.S. & 9/11 Wars & Era Europe Since 1914 Modern Middle East Historian’s Craft History Seminar

Service to the Profession (Select)

  • Peace History Society: President (2007-08); Vice-President (2005-06; 2015-16); Executive Board (2001-05; 2009-10; 2012-14; 2017-20); Nominating Committee (2018); Book Prize Committee (2016); Lifetime Achievement Award Committee (2010-11; 2017-18); Peace & Change Editor Search Committee (2014); PHS Newsletter Editor Search Committee (2012); International Advisory Board Committee (2009); Nominating Committee (2002-03); Scott Bills Prize Committee (2002-03; 2012-13; 2014-15); DeBenedetti Prize Committee (2001-04); Organized PHS Conference at Georgian Court University (2007).
  •  Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research: Editorial Board (2008-Present).


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