Richard Immerman

Position: 
Past President
Academic Organization: 
Temple University

Richard H. Immerman is Professor and Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History at Temple University and the Marvin Wachman Director of its Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He served as department chair from 1998-2005 and SHAFR’s president in 2007. A recipient of the Stuart Bernath Book and Lecture prizes, he has received the Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award from the University from the University of Hawaii and the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple. The author of multiple articles and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Cold War, among his books are The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, How Presidents Test Reality: Decisions on Vietnam, 1954 and 1965, Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy, John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy, and, scheduled for publication spring 2010, Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. From September 2007-December 2008 Immerman served as Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards and Analytic Ombudsman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.