Michael Clinton, PhD, Professor of History, joined the Gwynedd Mercy University faculty in 2003. He 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. Dr. Clinton teaches courses in European and world history, historical thinking, and historiography. In the Honors program, he has collaborated with colleagues from the philosophy and literature programs to offer courses with an interdisciplinary humanities focus.
As a scholar whose research focuses on European peace movements during the decades before the First World War and their interactions with American peace advocacy, Dr. Clinton has conducted research in various archives across Europe and in the United States. His 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.
Dr. Clinton has also previously served as president of the Peace History Society and book review editor of its journal, Peace & Change.