William Tilchin

Associate Professor of Social Sciences


BA Social Sciences, French, and Secondary Education, Michigan State University
MA History, Michigan State University
PhD History, Brown University

Teaching interests: American foreign relations since 1800, modern world history, great leaders and their impact on history, and secondary teacher preparation in History/Social Studies

Research interests: Presidency and foreign policy of Theodore Roosevelt, American foreign relations since the 1930s, and presidential leadership throughout U.S. history

Selected publications:

The Cold War: A Documentary Survey, Fifth Edition, co-edited with Michael Kort and John Zawacki. Boston: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2012.

Artists of Power: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Their Enduring Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy, co-edited with Charles E. Neu. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2006.

Theodore Roosevelt and the British Empire: A Study in Presidential Statecraft. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

“Anglo-American Partnership: The Foundation of Theodore Roosevelt’s Foreign Policy,” in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt, edited by Serge Ricard (Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), pp. 314-328.

“Theodore Roosevelt and the Medal of Honor: The Rest of the Story,” The Keynoter, Vol. 2010, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2010, pp. 6-9.

“An Outrage Pure and Simple,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, Fall 2010, pp. 39-45.

“Theodore Roosevelt, the Spanish-American War, and the Emergence of the United States as a Great Power,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXI, Nos. 1 & 2, Winter-Spring 2010, pp. 32-36.

“Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919),” in Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring the Primary Sources of Notable Americans, edited by Paul Finkelman and James A. Percoco (Dallas: Schlager Group, 2009), Vol. 4, pp. 1888-1909.

“For the Present and the Future: The Well-Conceived, Successful, and Farsighted Statecraft of President Theodore Roosevelt,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2008, pp. 658-670.

“Theodore Roosevelt and the Treaty of Portsmouth,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, Winter 2008, pp. 19-23.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Editor, Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, 2007-present.

Serving on Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Theodore Roosevelt Association, beginning in 2003; Vice President, 2006-present.

Peyton Richter Award for interdisciplinary team teaching, Boston University, 2005-2006.