Mount Union History Professor Recchiuti Attends Prestigious National Seminar

August 08, 2017

Professor John RecchiutiWASHINGTON, DC – Dr. John Recchiuti, professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Mount Union, was recently selected to participate in The 20th Century Presidency, a seminar held by The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History.

Recchiuti, who is the John E. and Helen Saffell Endowed Chair in Humanities, was one of thirty faculty members selected from a pool of applicants nationwide to participate in the week-long event. The seminar was held at Stanford University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center in Washington, DC in July.

“The seminar was a terrific experience and my students will benefit from what I learned,” Recchiuti said. “The seminar helped me with a research paper on Franklin Roosevelt I’m currently working on for Johns Hopkins University Press.”

The seminar explored issues in presidential domestic leadership and U.S. foreign policy grand strategy, and was led by Robert Dallek, professor emeritus of history at UCLA.

“The degree of competition for participation was intense,” said CIC President Richard Ekman in a statement.

“I want to especially thank Mount Union President Dick Merriman for initially drawing my attention to the seminar, and for supporting my candidacy as a participant,” Recchiuti said.

Recchiuti a professor at Mount Union since 1998, has taught at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and New York University. In 2001, he was a Gilder-Lehrman fellow. His book, Civic Engagement (University of Pennsylvania Press), is used widely on college campuses.

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