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Robert J. Kodosky

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312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: Anderson 312
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Wayne Hanley
Departmental Chairperson
Office: Anderson 312C
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: Anderson 312D6
Phone: 610-436-2971

Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: Anderson 309A
Phone: 610-436-0734

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: Anderson 309B
Phone: 610-436-2972

Robert J. Kodosky

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Department Chair
  • 716 Wayne
  • 610-436-2288
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • HIS 152: History of the United States II
  • HIS 300: Varieties of History
  • HIS 352: American Military History
  • HIS 357: American Diplomatic History
  • HIS 399: Topics/The Vietnam War, Baseball and America: A History
  • HIS 400: Seminar
  • HIS 458: History of the Cold War
  • HIS 558: History of the Cold War
  • HIS 601: Readings in American History/America Goes to War
  • EDS 411/12: Student Teaching

About Me

Dr. Kodosky (Ph.D. Temple University, 2006) joined the history department in 2002 after teaching high school social studies in Philadelphia, PA (1989-2001). He serves as the faculty advisor to the Student Veterans Group and Phi Alpha Theta (history honors). He additionally acts as the Eastern Pennsylvania regional coordinator for Phi Alpha Theta and accepted an invitation to serve on Phi Alpha Theta’s national council (2015).

As a board member at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, PA, Dr. Kodosky orchestrated an audio guide project for WCU students that earned the History Affiliates Award (2013). For his work with military veterans, on campus and off, including the oral history based initiative Soldiers to Scholars that he co-founded and directs, Dr. Kodosky received the Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award granted by the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation (2014).

The author of Psychological Operations American Style: The Joint United States Public Affairs Office, Vietnam and Beyond (Lexington Books, 2007), Dr. Kodosky’s scholarship also appears in the Encyclopedia of Military Science, the American Intelligence Journal, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, the Journal of Popular Culture, History: Reviews of New Books, the Michigan War Studies Review and H-War.

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