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S. Ross Doughty

Ross Doughty (Ursinus ’68) has been teaching in the History Department since 1975. Trained primarily as a British historian, he has expanded his interests to include early modern and modern Europe, Germany, military history, international politics, and world history. He won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching early in his career and considers classroom teaching to be the highest calling at a liberal arts college. He has served on a number of academic committees and has chaired the History Department in three different decades, most recently from 2006 to the present. He is strongly committed to Ursinus College’s teacher certification and international education endeavors and has been co-leader of both the Summer Study in Japan program at Tohoku Gakuin University and the Ursinus in Tübingen program in Germany. He was Visiting Professor at Tohoku Gakuin University (Sendai, Japan) in 1987 and, beginning in 1988 with a grant from the Matsushita Foundation, helped to establish the East Asian Studies minor (now a major program) at Ursinus.

In 1991-1992, he took a two-year leave of absence from the college to serve as Director of Australia & New Zealand Programs for the Butler Institute for Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia. He has been a regular participant and strong supporter of the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) course since its inception.




  • B.A., Ursinus College
  • M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University


Peace and Conflict in the Global Era
Warfare and Society
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
The Devil in Europe: Witchcraft and Society
The Pre-Modern World; The Modern World


  • Deceased

Years of Service to Ursinus

1975 - 2018