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John Moser

John E. Moser

Professor of History
Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government
Andrews Hall
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John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of four books, the most recent of which is The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II (Paradigm 2015). He is also the author of Right Turn: John T. Flynn and the Transformation of American Liberalism (New York University Press 2005) and Twisting the Lion’s Tail: American Anglophobia between the World Wars (New York University Press 1999).

Research Areas

Twentieth Century America
Cold War Society
Game-Based Learning
World War I
World War II
Great Depression


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, Ohio University

Courses Taught

AHG 505 - The Progressive Era
AHG 506 - The Rise of Modern America, 1914-1945
AHG 606 - America Between World Wars
AHG 607 - America During the Cold War
AHG 610 - American Foreign Policy since 1898
AHG 611 - The American Way of War