S. Ross Doughty
Department Chair

Prof. Doughty holds a BA from Ursinus College; an MA and PhD from Harvard University.  He has reinvented himself as a historian several times.  Trained as a British historian, he has developed teaching expertise in world history, German history, early modern European history and military history, as well.  His courses “Nazi Germany and the Holocaust,” “Warfare and Society,” and “The Devil in Europe” have become student favorites.  He has written both print and online versions of the study guide for Howard Spodek’s textbook The World’s History and was co-editor of the World History Bulletin for five years.  He has taught in Japan and Germany, and in 2003 and 2005 was assistant director of the Ursinus College in Tübingen (Germany) Program.  Professor Doughty also advises History majors seeking secondary school teaching certification in Social Studies.  He is currently developing a new course – “Three Conquerors: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Napoleon Bonaparte” -- a comparative world history course that will be offered for the first time in the fall of 2006.

Selected Publications

Doughty, S.R., Review of Eric A. Johnson, Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews and Ordinary Germans. Basic Books, 1999.History Today, Michigan State University Press. (Fall, 2001, Vol. 64: no. 1).

Review of Eric A. Johnson, Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews and Ordinary Germans.Basic Books, History Today, Michigan State University Press. (Fall, 2001, Vol. 64:no. 1).

Review of Paul Weindling, Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890-1945. Oxford University Press, 2000. History Today, Michigan State University Press (accepted for publication).

Instructors’ Manual for The World’s History, by Howard Spodek. Second Ed., Pearson Education/Prentice-Hall, 2000.

Study Guide for The World’s History, by Howard Spodek. Second Ed., (2 vols.). Pearson Education/Prentice-Hall, 2000.

Study Guide for The World’s History, by Howard Spodek. (2 vols.) Prentice-Hall, 1998.

Doughty, Ross. Citizen Soldiers and the National Defense: the War Office and the Volunteer Force in Great Britian, 1859-1977.