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Dr.Todd Rosa
Degrees, Fields and Universities B.A. in History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Ph.D. in History, George Washington University
Assignment Faculty, Undergraduate Secondary Program Coordinator, Social Science Major Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor for undergraduate Social Studies, Faculty in Secondary Undergraduate Program, Faculty in Secondary MAT Program, Faculty in EDLP Ed.D Program
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Scholarship, Leadership in Professional Associations, and Service • “I Wish I Had Never Heard of this Weapon”: Jimmy Carter, the Neutron Bomb, and the International Peace Movement, 1975 to 1978, presented to the Peace History Conference, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, October 2012
• Ending the Squeeze: Big History, the STEM Initiative, the Common Core, and the Revival of Elementary and Middle School Social Studies in Maryland, presented to the Annual Conference of the International Big History Association, Lansing, Michigan, August 2012
• “Containment Has Now Been Fully Breached”: Brzezinski’s Arc of Crisis and Carter’s Decision to Aid the Afghan Rebels, 1977-1979, presented to the conference, Afghanistan and the English-Speaking World since 1979: From Cold War to the Global War on Terror, University of Paris, France, October 2011
Teaching or Other Professional Experience in P-12 Schools • Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School, Baltimore, MD (2005-2008)

United States History (9th grade)

American Government (10th grade)

• Clinical Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies
Office Location 108 Framptom Hall
Office Phone (301) 687-4338

Todd Rosa was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. After serving four years in the U.S. Army, he earned a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a PhD in History from George Washington University in Washington, DC. While finishing his dissertation, Todd entered secondary-level teaching through the Baltimore City Teaching Residency program. He taught United States History and American Government at Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School, a zoned neighborhood school located in one of the tougher neighborhoods in the city. He joined the educational professions faculty at FSU in 2008. His research interests include Cold War United States foreign relations (particularly during the Carter Administration), the history of American education, and the politics of education.