FLORENCE – Scott Kaufman, associate professor of history, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in Ireland.
Founded by Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, the Fulbright Program serves as an international exchange program for scholars, sending 800 individuals from the United States abroad this year.
Kaufman, a native of Slidell, La., became an assistant professor of history at FMU in 2001 and an associate professor of history in 2005. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Washington, Southwest Missouri State University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Ohio University.
He has taught many courses in the field of history to include historiography, the Korean War, the Modern World and the History of the United States in World Affairs. He earned the B.A. degree from Kansas State University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio University.
Kaufman has published five books since 2000, including “Confronting Communism: U.S. and British Policies toward China,” “The Presidency of James Earl Carter Jr.,” “The Pig War: The United States, Britain, and the Balance of Power in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-72,” “Francis Marion: Swamp Fox of the Carolinas” and a biography of former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
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