john moser

Dr. John Moser

Professor of History
Acting Chair, Department of History & Political Science
Chair, Master of American History and Government
Andrews Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2001 and serves as chair of the Master of American History and Government Program
  • Teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history, including Western Civilization to 1500, Western Civilization since 1500, Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Revolution and Reaction, 20th Century Europe, Modern East Asia, and World War II
  • Has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy.
  • Author of four books, the most recent of which is The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II, which was published by Routledge in 2015
  • Received AU’s Taylor Teaching Award in 2016.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., History
Ohio University, B.A.

Courses Taught

HIST 112 Western Civilization to 1500
HIST 113 Western Civilization since 1500
HIST 268 Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 270 Age of Revolution and Reaction
HIST 271 20th Century Europe
HIST 343 Modern East Asia
HIST 364 World War II

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