Department of History
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5334
Howard J. Dooley is Professor of History at Western Michigan University, where he has been a faculty member since 1970. His Scholarsly interests include World History; Modern European Diplomatic history since 1870; Twentieth Century United States history; World War II and the Cold War; the Modern Middle East; Globalization; and International Education. He wrote his dissertation on the Suez Crisis of 1956, and is working on a book tentatively titled: 1956: The Year That Shook the World.
Dooley led Western Michigan University's “internationalization” as Executive Director of International Affairs from 1991 to 2004, and Fulbright Program Adviser 1983-2004. He has also served as Chair of the Michigan Humanities Council, and project evaluator for the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2002, he was selected by AMIDEAST for a team of U.S. higher education administrators who visited Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. He chairs the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee of the Kalamazoo Rotary Club.
Dooley draws on his extensive travel and cross-cultural experiences in nearly 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America to enliven his classes: HIST 3030: World History since 1500; HIST 3330: The World since 1945; and HIST 3850: The Modern Middle East.
His publications include coauthoring Hesburgh's Notre Dame: Triumph in Transition (New York, 1972) and contributions to Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences (Oxford, 1989), Ombre di Guerra Fredda: Gli State Uniti del Medio Oriente durante gli anni di Eisenhower, 1953-1961 (Cold War Shadows: The United States and the Middle East During the Eisenhower Years, 1953-1961) (Naples, 1998), and A Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958 (London, 2002).
Dooley's articles and reviews have appeared in e.g. The International History Review, The Middle East Journal, The Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, The Journal of Palestine Studies, The Journal of World History, The History Teacher, The Review of Politics, The Advising Quarterly, The Nation, The Progressive, The Chicago Sun-Times, and Translation News. He has presented papers at conferences including American Studies, British Studies, Middle East Studies, World History Association, the Arab-American University Graduates Conference, the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.