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
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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
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