Dr. Amy Sayward

Contact Information:
E-mail:  Amy.Sayward at mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2536
Office Location: Peck Hall Room 223A
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Teaching Fields:
U.S. Diplomatic History, Modern U.S. History, and International History

Courses:
American History Surveys, Historian's Craft, World War II, Vietnam War, Methods of Historical Research, and a course on Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela (Topics in Global History).

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Research Interests:
The history of Tennessee, especially its death penalty and impact of the Cold War. The United Nations and economic development in the post-1945 period, specifically the activities of the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organization.

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Outside Interests/Public Service:
Co-chair, 2008 Program Committee for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
State Board Chair Emeritus, Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing

Publications and Research Presentations:
Amy L. Sayward and Margaret Vandiver, eds., Tennessee's New Abolitionists: The Fight Against the Death Penalty in the Volunteer State (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009).
Amy L. S. Staples, The Birth of Development: How the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organization Changed the World, 1945-1965 (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1998).

Work in Progress:
Executive Editor on new electronic bookshelf reader in Tennessee History featuring MTSU History Department faculty.

Education:
M.A., 1993, Ohio State University
Ph.D., 1998, Ohio State University
B.A., 1991, St. Bonaventure University