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Andrew Falk

Andrew Falk

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 321
(757) 594-8431


  • Ph D in History, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA in History, George Washington University
  • BA in Political Science, George Washington University


Modern United States history
American foreign relations
American politics, culture, and the military
study abroad


modern American foreign relations
World War I, World War II, Cold War
public diplomacy and cultural export

Professor Falk focuses on the roles American citizens and private organizations play in American foreign relations and their relationships with policymakers.


Andrew J. Falk is Associate Professor of History at CNU. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin before coming to CNU in 2005. He has held the Franklin Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Georgia (2004) and has served as a Visiting Professor of History at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2017). A specialist in the history of American foreign relations, he is the author of the book, Upstaging the Cold War: American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960. His current book project is titled Shadow Diplomats: American Humanitarians in the Era of the World Wars, 1900-1948. He has received several grants, including from the New York Public Library and the Rockefeller Foundation. Since coming to CNU he has mentored many students in their undergraduate research projects, several of which have earned grants and prizes, and he has co-led students on several study abroad trips throughout Europe and to China. In 2015, he received the CNU Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring.

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