Dr. Amy L. Sayward

Professor | Interim Dir., Dept. General Education

Dr. Amy L.  Sayward
615-898-2569
Room 279, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University (1998)
  • M.A., Ohio State University (1993)
  • B.A., St. Bonaventure University (1991)

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern International History (research focus on 20th century and United Nations)
  • Modern U.S. History (teaching focus on post-1945)
  • Tennessee History (research focus on 20th century and criminal justice issues)

Biography

Amy L. Sayward is a Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University and the executive director of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).  She is the author/editor of four books on the United Nations and Tennessee history.  She is currently working to combine these interests into a new monograph that examines the impact of the Cold War on Tennessee.  She teaches a variety of undergraduate and ...

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Amy L. Sayward is a Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University and the executive director of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).  She is the author/editor of four books on the United Nations and Tennessee history.  She is currently working to combine these interests into a new monograph that examines the impact of the Cold War on Tennessee.  She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in her areas of expertise.  She also actively serves the community by volunteering in a number of ways.  the Truman administration.

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Publications

Book Publications:

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Book Publications:

  • Sayward, Amy. The United Nations in International History, New Approaches to International History series, ed. Thomas W. Zeiler (London: Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • Sayward, Amy, ed. Tennessee Histories (New York: Macmillan/Hayden-McNeil, 2016).
  • Sayward, Amy, and Margaret Vandiver, eds. Tennessee's New Abolitionists: The Fight to End the Death Penalty in the Volunteer State (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010).
  • Staples, Amy. The Birth of Development: How the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organization Changed the World, 1945-1965, New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations series, ed. Mary Ann Heiss (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2006).

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Awards

Selected Awards:

  • Faculty Teaching Fellow, Middle Tennessee State University, Learning, Teaching & Innovative Technology Center, 2013-14 academic year,

  • Nominated for Harold Love Prize for Outstanding Public Service, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, August 2013,

  • Outstanding Advisor, College of Liberal Arts, 2005-2006 and 1999-2000,

  • Sherman Emerging Scholar in International Affairs, University of North Carolina—Wilmington,

  • 2003 Stuart Bernath Article Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Courses

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • History 2010, Survey of United States History I
  • History 2020, Survey of United States History II
  • History 2030, Tennessee History
  • History 3010, Historian's Craft
  • History 3011, Teaching Historical Thinking
  • History 3070, Topics in Global History: Gandhi, King, and Mandela: The Civil Rights Movement in International Perspective
  • History 3130, Vietnam War
  • History ...
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Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • History 2010, Survey of United States History I
  • History 2020, Survey of United States History II
  • History 2030, Tennessee History
  • History 3010, Historian's Craft
  • History 3011, Teaching Historical Thinking
  • History 3070, Topics in Global History: Gandhi, King, and Mandela: The Civil Rights Movement in International Perspective
  • History 3130, Vietnam War
  • History 4680, History of Sport in America
  • History 4840, World War II 

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • History 6020, Historical Research Methods
  • History 6104/7104, Topics in American History: Cold War America; U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • History 6304, Topics in Global History: The Vietnam War
  • History 6910/7910, Selected Studies in American History
  • History 6930, Selected Studies in Global History

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