Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research at Policy History Conference

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Bowen, Westminster College assistant professor of history, presented research at the Policy History Conference June 5-9 in Richmond, Va.

Bowen presented "Eisenhower's Pay-Off Man: Harold Stassen and the Tangled Web of Republican Politics, 1952" and "The Bloody Tsunami: The Watergate Babies and Gerald Ford's Veto Strategy."

Bowen, who joined the faculty in 2011, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.  He is the author of The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party.

Contact Bowen at (724) 946-7244 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. Michael Bowen, assistant professor of history