Lawson Bowling has taught History at Manhattanville College since 1984. A Philadelphia native, he graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta, where he was the recipient of the Atlanta Journal Cup as the Best All-Around Senior. He went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta on a four-year National Merit Scholarship,, there majoring in History and English. He then returned to Philadelphia to earn a Master of Science degree in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. For three years he taught European History and Economics at Forest Park (Ga.) Comprehensive Senior High School. After that, he moved to Manhattan to study United States history at Columbia University, eventually earning a Ph.D. in History there. He teaches courses on the twentieth century, the United States, Italy, economic history, California, World War II, and the history of sports. He has published articles on such figures in American sports history as John Wooden and is the author of Shapers of the Great Debates: The Great Society(Greenwood, 2005). He currently serves as Manhattanville's Faculty Athletics Representative for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and as Sport Studies Director. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the New-York Historical Society, the California Historical Society, the North American Society for Sport History, the Society for Military History, the Morgan Library (New York), and the Penn Club of New York.
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