Ronald Feinman specializes in 20th Century American History, with emphasis on Political and Diplomatic History. He has taught courses on America, 1900-1945, FDR and the New Deal Era, US 1945 to the Present, and America in the 1960s. Additionally, he has taught broad survey classes in American Diplomatic History, American Political History, American Constitutional History, and American Immigration and Ethnicity.
Dr. Feinman is the author of a book on the New Deal era, entitled Twilight of Progressivism: The Western Republican Senators and the New Deal (Baltimore:The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981). Additionally, he is the author of an article in the journal Mid-America, and has published book reviews in the following journals: The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, Reviews in American History, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, and The Historian.
Feinman has also done research on the Presidencies of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in his constant quest to improve his knowlege and expertise on recent American history. He is a member of the following scholarly organizations: The American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, Phi Alpha Theta, and The Center for the Study of the Presidency. He has been a faculty member in the History Department since 1989.
Also, Dr. Feinman is the author of a new book in August 2015, entitled "Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama", (Rowman Littlefield Publishers), and was interviewed about the book for an hour by Brian Lamb of C-Span. This interview can be viewed at www.c-span.org/video?400278-1/qa-ronald-feinman. For more information regarding his book view this recent article at www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-presidential-candidate-assassinations-author-20151125-story.html To hear his WLRN interview go to http://wlrn.org/post/assassinations-threats-and-american-presidency
American Politics Since 1750
Diplomatic History of US
Constitutional History of US
American Immigration and Ethnicity
FDR and the New Deal Era, 1933-1945
US History Since 1945
America in the 1960s
Adjunct Professor of History at Florida Atlantic University Since 1989
Phone Contact--Home 561-488-2859 Office 561-297-3840
EducationPh. D., The City University of New York, 1975.
Teaching ExperienceFlorida Atlantic University, 1989 to Present
Areas of Expertise
20th Century America (US, 1900-1945; FDR and the New Deal Era; US Since 1945; America in the 1960s), Diplomatic History of US, Political History of US, Constitutional History of US, American Immigration and Ethnicity
TWILIGHT OF PROGRESSIVISM: THE WESTERN REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND THE NEW DEAL (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981)
ASSASSINATIONS, THREATS, AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY: FROM ANDREW JACKSON TO BARACK OBAMA (Rowman Littlefield Publishers)
Journal Article in MID AMERICA, 1977
Book Reviews in THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES QUARTERLY, POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, THE HISTORIAN
Sabbatical Research on Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Historical Association