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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Joel Benson

Dr. Joel Benson

Email

Office

95 Valk

Phone

660.562.1613
660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1987

Professor

Department Chair


Education

  • Ph.D., Miami University, 1987
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1983
  • B.A., Miami University, 1977

Courses Taught

  • American History to 1877
  • Humanities - The Medieval World
  • European History From 1500 to the Present
  • The Historian's Craft
  • English History to 1715
  • Nineteenth-Century European History
  • Contemporary European History
  • Tudor-Stuart England
  • French History to 1789
  • Imperial Britain
  • German History Since 1648
  • English History: From Stonehenge to Versailles
  • The Rise of Modern Nationalism
  •  American Military History
  • The Civil War and
    Reconstruction
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Comparative World Cultures
  • Research Methods and Historiography
  • History of Science and Technology
  • University Seminar
  • Senior Seminar

Academic Interest

  • Tudor-Stuart England
  • Anglo-Dutch relations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Modern Britain
  • Early Modern and Modern Europe
  • Military History

Scholarly Activity

  • Cooperation to Competition.  New York: Peter Lang, 1990.
  • Book Review, The Sixteenth Century Journal.  XXI, no. (Winter, 1990): 675.
  • Co-authored  -  "Teaching Cultural Diversity in the Core Curriculum, Journal of General Education. 43, no. 3 (1994): 230-240.
  • Authored thirteen articles in Olson, James S. and Shadle, Robert, eds.  Historical Dictionary of the British Empire. Westport, Cn: Greenwood Press, 1996.
  • Authored four entries in Frucht, Richard, ed.  Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe New York: Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • Changes and Expansion in the English Cloth Trade in the Seventeenth Century. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellon Press, 2002.      
  • Book Review: Teaching History: A Journal of Methods. XXXI, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 48-49.
  • The Presidency of Grover Cleveland.  First Men, America’s Presidents Series - Barbara Bennett Peterson, Series Editor.  Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Publishers, 2010.
  • “Anglo-Dutch Relations and the Amboyna Massacre,” History Research. 2, No. 3 (March 2012): 173-177.
  • “England, Holland, and the Fishing Wars,” Philosophy Study. Vol. 5, No. 9 (September 2015): 447-452.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the faculty at Northwest Missouri State University (1987-present)
  • Teaching Fellow - History Dept. - Miami University (1983-86)
  • Graduate Assistant - History Dept. - University of Cincinnati (1982-83)