Department of History



Robert Rook

Professor of History

PhD Kansas State University, 1996

Director, Interdisciplinary Studies

Office:   LA 2213F
Phone:   410-704-2128
Fax:   410-704-6392
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Robert Rook earned his in PhD in History at Kansas State University in 1996 for his dissertation, “Blueprints and Prophets: U.S. Water Resource Planning for the Jordan River Valley, 1860-1970.” Dr. Rook’s research focuses on the history of the Middle East and Indian Ocean Basin in the 20th century, particularly diplomatic and military history and environmental history.His current project examines the memorialization and commemoration of war in the Arab world. Dr. Rook has been a participant in the U.S. Navy’s Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) since 2007.


Selectd Publications

  • “Mirrors, Mutuality, and Opportunities to Learn: The Teaching American History Program, Assessment, and Faculty,” in The Teaching American History Project: Lessons for History Educators and Historians (2009).





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