GRCC Professor Tapped to Help Write Book

Dr. Hendershot was approached by authors Alan Dobson and Steve Marsh, and the publishers at Routledge Press, to write a chapter pertaining to, according to the publisher’s website, the often controversial examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations.


“This is a major accomplishment not just for Dr. Hendershot, but for all of GRCC,” said Mike Light, head of the college’s Social Sciences Department.  “We’re looking forward to the book’s publication.”

Dr. Hendershot, an Associate Professor of History, has other published works on Anglo-American relations, including Family Spats: Perception, Illusion, and Sentimentality in the Anglo-American Special Relationship (2008).  He is GRCC alum, earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and has post graduate degrees in the areas of British Empire, U.S. Diplomatic History and Latin American History from Central Michigan University and the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. 

According to the publisher the book will bring “together experts from Britain, Europe and North America in a long-overdue examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations …the discussion ranges widely, from an analysis of the special relationship of culture and friendship, to an examination of both traditional (e.g. nuclear relations) and more recent (e.g. environment) policies.   Coupled with a substantive introduction and conclusion, the result is an insightful and engaging portrayal of the complex Anglo-American relationship.”


Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.  

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