Dr. Scott Kaufman

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Dr. Scott Kaufman

Chair, Department of History, Professor of History

Office: FH 207
Phone: 843-661-1550
vkaufman@fmarion.edu

Bio

Dr. Kaufman, a Francis Marion University Board of Trustees Research Scholar, joined the Francis Marion University staff in 2001. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eleven books on diplomatic, presidential, and military history, including Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America (Cornell University Press, 2013), A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter (Wiley, 2015), and Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party: A Biography of Gerald R. Ford (University Press of Kansas, 2017).  Currently, he is working on a study of the environment and international diplomacy.

Education

PhD, Ohio University, 1998

Courses Taught: 

U.S. History since 1877

The United States in the Era of World War II

The United States in the Era of the Vietnam War

The History of the United States in World Affairs

U.S. Military History

Senior Thesis

 

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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

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Street Address:
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