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Valerie Adams

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Principal Lecturer
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Before joining the history faculty at ASU in 2008, Valerie Adams was an Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ teaching foreign policy and area studies in the Global Security and Intelligence Studies program. Trained as a diplomatic historian, she has published on subjects such as President Eisenhower's use of science and technology in national security planning, the relationship between STEM programs and humanities studies in higher education, and various issues regarding the Cold War and domestic policies. She also holds a private pilot's license and has an active scholarship agenda in aviation history. 

Education: 

Ph.D. American  and Diplomatic History, University of New Hampshire (2001)

M.A. American History, University of New Hampshire (1996)

B.A. History, University of Arizona (1992)

Research Interests: 

U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security during the Cold War

History of Science and Engineering in National Defense; History of Science and Engineering Education in High Ed 

Cold War domestic politics, culture and societal changes

Aviation History

Publications not limited to, but include:

o   Eisenhower’s Fine Group of Fellows: Crafting National Security Policy to Uphold the “Great Equation.” (Lexington Books, August 2006).

 o   “Ensuring the Ivory Tower Did Not Fall Behind an Ivory Curtain: James Killian and the Advancement of Science & Engineering in the 1950s.” Essays in Arts & Sciences Summer 2004.

o   The Uniting States: The Story of Statehood. Authored Chapter on Arizona. (Greenwood Publishing, 2004).

o   The Red Scare after 1945. Contributing author. (Manley Press Inc., 2004). 

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 319History of Aviation
HST 327Women in US History 1600-1880
HST 484Internship
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 484Internship
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 319History of Aviation
HST 456The Vietnam War
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 314Am Cultural History Since 1865
HST 318History of Engineering
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 314Am Cultural History Since 1865
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 319History of Aviation
HST 413Contemporary America
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 31620th-C U.S. Foreign Relations
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 456The Vietnam War
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 314Am Cultural History Since 1865
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 319History of Aviation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 319History of Aviation
HST 345Environmental History
HST 413Contemporary America
HST 456The Vietnam War
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 101Global History Since 1500
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
HST 456The Vietnam War
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 318History of Engineering
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