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Philip M. Hosay

Professor of International Education Emeritus

Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities


Philip M. Hosay is Professor and Director of International Education and Director of the Multinational Institute of American Studies. He holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Michigan. Among his publications are The Challenge of Urban Poverty, The Dictionary of American Biography, and an Outline Series in American Studies for the United States Information Agency. Under his direction, the Multinational Institute has received over $6,500,000 in funding from the United States Information Agency, the U.S. Department of State, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and various Fulbright commissions. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. State Department in Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Egypt, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Japan, Korea and Thailand, and has lectured at a number of foreign universities, including the Institut d'études Politiques, Université Strasbourg, St. Petersburg University, Thammasat University and Chonnam National University. Most recently, he gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association of Thailand and the American Studies Association of Korea, and he was a Senior Fullbright Specialist in Turkey. His research interests include public diplomacy, the study of the United States in other countries, and international educational and cutlural exchange. He is currently writing a history of American public diplomacy.

Selected Publications

  • The Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Three
  • The Challenge of Urban Poverty: Charity Reformers in New York City, 1835-1890
  • Outline Series in American Studies for the United States Information Agency
  • "America: A Model for the World?" and "Understanding America: The Reconciliation of Diversity with National Unity " Forum


International Education

The program develops education experts who understand the implications of their responsibilities and can utilize knowledge across international boundaries.

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