Faculty Spotlight

Stephen Knott
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Stephen F. Knott is the Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College.

He served as co-chair of the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program and directed the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. He is the author of  Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; The Reagan Years; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House, and Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics. His most recent book, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America, was co-authored with Tony Williams, and was published in September, 2015.

Professor Knott received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College, and has taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Virginia.

Professor David Tucker in class

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Learn from the some of the nation's leading historians and political scientists

In addition to the faculty of Ashland’s own Department of History and Political Science, the MA program’s unique schedule and course delivery options make it possible for noted faculty from universities around the nation to teach with us. At a traditional brick-and-mortar masters of history or political science program, you will study under a small handful of faculty with a narrow range of research interests. At Ashland, you will learn from some of the nation's leading professors of history and of political science.

Professor David Krugler in class

Professor David Krugler discusses US-Soviet relations in America During the Cold War.

Our standards and expectations for our faculty are high. Unlike typical online programs, in which an administrator develops the course curriculum and the instructor merely follows the predeveloped script, our masters of history faculty are free to use their research and teaching expertise to develop rich, dynamic lessons. Class meetings are discussions with an exchange of ideas. Forget the old “sage on the stage” model of dry, one-way lectures. At Ashland, your professors view you as a professional and a peer.

Each of our professors are distinguished lecturers with significant scholarly publications to their credit. In no other program will you learn from the best faculty from institutions like Pepperdine University, Boston College, the University of Dallas, Skidmore College, the United States Military Academy, Michigan State University, Hillsdale College, and more.

Students in our MASTAHG program will also learn from some of the best education faculty available. Each of Ashland's online education courses are taught by full-time professors in our College of Education. Whereas many other institutions will offer courses taught by part-time instructors with limited research experience, you will learn the latest in curriculum and instruction from scholars with a research background.

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