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John Ernst, Ph.D.

Professor of History in the Dept. of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies & Legal Studies (School of Humanities & Social Sciences)ernst(1).jpg


  • Ph.D. in History (1994), University of Kentucky

Courses Taught

  • HIS 202 - American Studies
  • HIS 317 - American Foreign Policy
  • HIS 318 - American Military History
  • HIS 307 - Vietnam and Watergate
  • HIS 377 - Twentieth Century Asian Wars

Research Interests: Vietnam War

Service Activities

  • Faculty Sponsor, College Democrats
  • President's Leadership Academy, 2007-2008


  • Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Kentucky Association of Teachers of History


Selected Publications  

  • Ernst, John 1998. Forging a Fateful Alliance: Michigan State University and the Vietnam War. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
  • Co-editor, with David L. Anderson, The War that Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007. 
  • Technical Editor, Ronald B. Frankum and Stephen F. Maxner, The Vietnam War for Dummies. New York: Wiley Publishers, 2002. 
  • Co-author, with Yvonne Baldwin, “The Not So Silent Minority: Louisville’s Antiwar Movement, 1966-1975,” appearing in The Journal of Southern History 73 (2007): 105-142.


212 Rader Hall