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Officers and Board Members

Executive Officers (2019)

Mike Clinton

President:Michael Clinton
Gwynedd Mercy University

Michael Clinton, professor of history at Gwynedd Mercy University, is a long-time member of the Peace History Society. He has twice been elected to the PHS Board, serving on several of its committees and as treasurer; he is also the book review editor for Peace & Change. As a scholar, his work focuses on the peace movement in France during the decades leading into the First World War and, more recently, interactions between European peace advocacy and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Over the years, his research has taken him to various archives in Europe and the United States. 

David Hostetter

Vice-President: David Hostetter
Los Angeles, CA

Gail M. Presbey

Secretary: Gail M. Presbey
University of Detroit Mercy

Gail M. Presbey is Professor of Philosophy at University of Detroit Mercy. Her areas of expertise are philosophy of nonviolence and African philosophy, with current studies and research on Africa, Latin America, Mohandas Gandhi’s movement, feminism, and Pan-Africanism. She engages in interdisciplinary work (research and teaching) that involves philosophy, world history, and political theory. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy are from Fordham University. She has completed a graduate certificate program in World History at Wayne State University. She is Director of the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archives in the History Department at Detroit Mercy (2002-present). She has engaged in research in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, and India, having received a two-year J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar grant (Kenya) as well as subsequent Fulbright grants (India and Brazil). She has four edited books and over fifty articles and book chapters published, as well as republications and translations in German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. She has been Executive Director and Board members of several academic societies. She joined the Board of the Peace History Society in 2017, and now holds the position of Secretary. Her home page can be seen at

Christy Snider

Treasurer: Christy Snider
Berry College

Christy J. Snider is an associate professor of history at Berry College where she teaches U.S. diplomacy, U.S. Women's History, and recent U.S. history. She obtained her Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a former president of the Peace History Society. Her research focuses on U.S. women's involvement in international relations during the interwar period.

PHS Board

Elizabeth Agnew, Ball State University
Scott Bennett, Georgian Court University
Kevin Callahan, University of Saint Joseph
Toshihiro Higuchi, Georgetown University
Chuck Howlett, Molloy College
Kathleen Kennedy, Missouri State University
Erika Kuhlman, Idaho State University
Marian Mollin, Virginia Tech
Shelley Rose, Cleveland State University
Doug Rossinow, Metropolitan State University
R.L. Updegrove, Duluth East High School, Minnesota
Andy Wilson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ex-officio members:
Deborah Buffton, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (past President)
Heather Fryer, Creighton University (Peace & Change Editor)
Wendy Chmielewski (Swarthmore College Peace Collection)
Marc Becker, Truman State University (Web editor)

International Advisory Council

Nadine Lubelski-Bernard (Belgium)
Peter van den Dungen (Britain)
Nigel Young (Britain)
Martin Klimke (Germany)
Anne Kjelling (Norway)
Elena Diez Jorge (Spain)
Margarita Sanchez Romero (Spain)
Ralph Summy (Australia)
Kevin Clements (New Zealand)
Kazuyo Yamane (Japan)
Takao Takahara (Japan)

PHS Editor, Peace & Change Web Site Editor

Heather Fryer
Creighton University

Managing Editor
Andrew Wilson,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Book Review Editor
Michael Clinton,
Gwynedd Mercy University

Marc Becker
Department of History
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501

PHS News Editor

PHS UN Representative

Mitch Hall
Department of History
Central Michigan University

Blanche Wiesen Cook
John Jay College & CUNY Graduate Center
34 Audubon Street
East Hampton, NY  11937, USA. 
Fax: 516-329-3671
Questions or comments to the web editor.