Dr. Michael Stoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and studies modern American history, World War II and the presidency. He is co-editor of the Oxford University Press series, "New Narratives in American History." Since joining the faculty in 1979, Stoff has directed the honors and graduate programs in history, taught courses for the Normandy Scholars Program on World War II and earned numerous teaching awards. In 2008, the Organization of American Historians named him a Distinguished Lecturer. Stoff holds a doctor's degree in history from Yale University and a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College. He has taught at Yale and at summer institutes sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities at Bard and Vassar colleges. Stoff's current book project will address the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.