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Dr. Brian Etheridge came to GGC after serving as the associate provost for Academic Innovation at the University of Baltimore. He holds B.S. degrees in international affairs and in history, technology and society from Georgia Tech, an M.A. degree in history from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University.
Etheridge began his academic career at Louisiana Tech University where he held a full-time faculty appointment in history and served as director of the University’s Honors program, research director of the American Foreign Policy Center and director of Graduate Studies in History. At the University of Baltimore, he founded the Office of Academic Innovation, which incorporated the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, the Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology (CELTT) and a new experiential learning program.
Throughout his career, Etheridge has spoken and published widely on undergraduate education, and for the last several years he has been heavily involved in a federally funded program to grow the pipeline of cyber security professionals across the country.
In addition to his administrative work, he is a prize-winning historian of American foreign relations. He has written extensively on the intersection of foreign relations and culture, with a primary focus on the ways that nation-states try to tell their stories to foreign peoples to facilitate their foreign policy objectives, a practice commonly known as public diplomacy.
Co-editor (with Semire Dikli and Richard Rawls), Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education (IGI Global, 2018).
Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory (University Press of Kentucky, 2016).
Co-editor (with Kenneth Osgood), The United States and Public Diplomacy: The New International History Meets the New Cultural History (Brill Academic Publishers, 2010).
Peer-reviewed Essays and Articles:
“Deutschtum and Americanism: Memory, Identity, and Public Diplomacy in Cold War America,” in Images of Germany (under contract, Manchester University Press).
“Reflecting on New Faculty Training: Internationalized Learning Essentials,” with Semire Dikli and Richard Rawls, in Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education (2018).
“The Sister City Movement in the 1970s: American Municipal Internationalism and Public Diplomacy in a Decade of Change,” in Reasserting America in the 1970s: US Public Diplomacy and Rebuilding of America’s Image Abroad, eds. Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, and David Snyder (Manchester University Press, 2016).
“Misplaced Modifier: Honors Students and Honors Education,” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, vol. 15 (2014), 63-66.
“A Traditional Educational Tool for the Digital Age,” with Elizabeth Nix and Paul Walsh, Honors in Practice, vol. 10 (2014), 37-43.
“Teaching the Vietnam War in the Internet Age: Library Resources and Information Literacy,” with Richard Werking, in Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War, eds. John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, and Brad Austin (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).
“Information and Communication Technology Literacy among First-Year Honors and Non-Honors Students: An Assessment,” with Boris Teske, Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, vol. 11 (2010), 83-109.
“The New International History meets the New Cultural History: Public Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Relations,” with Kenneth Osgood, in The United States and Public Diplomacy: The New International History Meets the New Cultural History (Brill Academic Publishers, 2010).
“Studies in Cyberspace: Honors, Professional Teacher Development, Curricular Development, and Systemic Change in Louisiana,” with Heath Tims, Galen Turner, and Christian Duncan, Honors in Practice, vol. 6 (2010), 189-201.
“Work in Progress – Cyber Discovery Camp — Integrated Approach to Cyber Studies,” with Heath Tims, Galen Turner, and Christian Duncan, 3rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2009.
“The Desert Fox, Memory Diplomacy, and the German Question in Early Cold War America” Diplomatic History, vol. 32 (April 2008), 207-238. * Winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
“Die antideutsche Welle: The Anti-German Wave in Cold War America and Its Implications for the Study of Public Diplomacy” in Jessica Gienow-Hecht, ed., Decentering the United States: New Directions in Culture and International Relations (Berghahn Books: 2007), 73-106.
“In Search of Germans: Contested Germany in the Production of The Search,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 34 (Spring 2006), 34-45.