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Officers and Board Members

Executive Officers (2017)

Deborah Buffton

President:Deborah Buffton
Professor of History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse WI 54601

Deborah Buffton, professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, is a lifetime member of the Peace History Society, new to the Board, having served two years. She has served on the Bills Memorial Prize Committee and has participated in 3 PHS conferences. Her research interests include the effects of war on society, peace activism, and how societies remember war and envision peace through monuments. She serves on the Executive Council of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and was Executive Director of that organization for two 3-year terms.

Andrew S. Barbero

Vice-President: Andrew Barbero
Pensacola State College

I am instructor of history and humanities at Pensacola State College on the Florida Gulf Coast, and am a PhD candidate in history at Southern Illinois University. I have been involved with the Peace History Society since 2011. In that time I have served as a board member, program co- chair of the 2014 conference, and PHS Secretary. Matters of peace and justice are at the center of both my teaching and scholarship. I have published on the topic in various scholarly outlets, and in my current role as a state college faculty member I am working to develop new pedagogical methods in order to better promote the study of peace and justice in the public sphere.

Shelley E. Rose

Secretary: Shelley E. Rose
Cleveland State University

I am an Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and have been a member of PHS since 2012. As part of PHS, I have participated as a presenter, moderator, and live tweeter at PHS conferences. I have published several articles, and am currently completing my book manuscript, Gender and the Politics of Peace: Cooperative Activism and Transnational Networks on the German Left, 1921-1983. I also direct the Protest Spaces digital humanities project ( This is my first term on the PHS board. As secretary, I look forward to hearing ideas from members on how to facilitate conversations on the various PHS digital platforms. Feel free to contact me by email or @shelleyerose on Twitter.

Mike Clinton

Treasurer: 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 and has chaired the committee for its Lifetime Achievement Award; currently, he serves as book review editor for Peace & Change and on the Scott Bills Memorial Prize committee. His scholarly work focuses on the French peace movement during the decades leading into the First World War, and he has done archival research in Paris, Nîmes (Gard), Le Mans (Sarthe), Geneva, the Library of Congress, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. His publications include several peer-reviewed articles, numerous book reviews, and encyclopedia entries, and he has presented his work at conferences throughout the United States and in Canada, the Czech Republic, England France, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland.

PHS Board

Elizabeth Agnew, Ball State University
Scott Bennett, Georgian Court University
Leilah Danielson, Northern Arizona University
Erika Kuhlman, Idaho State University
Chuck Howlett, Molloy College
Seth Kershner, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Eric Morgan, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Ben Peters, University of Saint Joseph, CT
Gail Presbey, University of Detroit Mercy
Doug Rossinow, Metropolitan State University
Mona Siegel, California State University, Sacramento
R.L. Updegrove, Duluth East High School, Minnesota
Andy Wilson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ex-officio members:
Kevin J. Callahan, University of Saint Joseph (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


Alternate: Blanche Wiesen Cook
34 Audubon Street
East Hampton, NY  11937, USA. 
Fax: 516-329-3671
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