Zachary M. Matusheski

Zachary M. Matusheski

PhD, Lecturer

Areas of Expertise

  • American History; US History since 1877
  • Military History
  • Diplomatic History
Zachary M. Matusheski earned his PhD in history from Brandeis University in 2015. His current book project examines the ways East Asian crises shaped Dwight D. Eisenhower’s foreign policy reforms. Situated within a larger framework of American empire in East Asia, the book shows the critical importance of ideas about East Asia in Eisenhower’s key choices during the 1950s. A part of this book won the 2012 Best Unpublished Essay in Cold War history prize from the John Adams Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute. Before coming to Ohio State University as a post-doc in 2017, Zachary Matusheski taught at Brandeis and Rutgers University and worked as a contractor in the U.S. Army Military History Institute.

Select Publications:

2019    “’We Have Not Forgotten’: The Ohio Korean War Veteran Bonus,” Ohio Valley History (Summer 2019)
2018    “Resisting Wider Mobilization: Senator Estes Kefauver and the Korean War Ammunition Hearings of 1953,” The Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Winter 2018)
2018    “From Pearl Harbor to Vietnam: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Arthur Radford and U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia,” in  Lori Bogle and James C. Rentfrow, eds., New Interpretation in Naval History: Selected Papers from the Eighteenth McMullen Naval History Symposium held at the U.S. Naval Academy, 19-20 September 2013 (Naval War College, 2018)
2011    “Bomber Wars: Curtis LeMay, Robert S. McNamara and the fight over the B-70 Bomber” in Air Power History: the Journal of Air and Space History 58, No. 4 (December 2011)

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