Michael Clinton, PhD
Michael Clinton, PhD, Professor of History, has served on the Gwynedd Mercy University faculty since 2003. He teaches courses in European and world history, historical thinking, and historiography and has collaborated with colleagues from the philosophy and literature programs to offer courses with an interdisciplinary humanities focus. Dr. Clinton earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from La Salle University and his master’s degree and doctorate in modern European history from the University of Notre Dame.
His research focuses on European peace movements during the decades before the First World War, and he has conducted archival research in Paris, Nîmes and Le Mans in France; Geneva, Switzerland; as well as Swarthmore (PA), New York City, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Dr. Clinton's publications include several peer-reviewed articles, numerous book reviews, and encyclopedia and textbook entries. He has presented papers at conferences throughout the United States and in Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. He has led groups of GMercyU students, faculty, family, and friends on trips to Ireland and has traveled to several other destinations in Europe and Asia. He is a member of the American Historical Association and Phi Alpha Theta, serves as an officer of the Peace History Society, and edits the book reviews section for the scholarly journal Peace & Change.