Visiting Professor of Historical Studies
Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies
Biography:David Woolner is Senior Fellow and Resident Hyde Park Historian at the Roosevelt Institute and Senior Fellow at Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). He has taught at Marist College, McGill University, and the University of Prince Edward Island; and at Eastern NY Correctional Institution through the Bard Prison Initiative. . He is the author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace (Basic Books, 2017) and editor or coeditor of Progressivism in America: Past, Present, and Future (Oxford University Press, 2016); FDR’s World: War, Peace, and Legacies (Palgrave, 2008); and FDR and the Environment (Palgrave, 2005). His reviews and op-ed pieces have appeared in the Nation.com, Huffington Post, Salon, Irish Times, Business Insider, and other publications. Woolner served as historical adviser to Ken Burns for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and for the HBO/BBC production, Churchill at War. He currently serves on the editorial board of the International History Review. Academic awards include a fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge; Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands; and the Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History at University College Dublin.
BA, University of Minnesota; MA, PhD, McGill University. At Bard: 2012–13; 2018– .