Faculty

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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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
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