Robert M. Hendershot Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Robert M. Hendershot
(616) 234-4104
203D White Hall, DeVos Campus
By appointment.


  • Ph.D., Central Michigan University / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow  (Fields:  British Empire, U.S. Diplomatic History, Latin American History)
  • M.A., Central Michigan University / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Postgraduate Diploma (History), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow                  
  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • Associate in Arts, Grand Rapids Community College


“Manipulating an Anglo-American Civilizational Identity in the Era of Churchill,” in Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship, London: Routledge, 2017.

“‘Affection is the cement which binds us’”: Understanding the Cultural Sinews of the Anglo-American Special Relationship,” in Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives.  London: Routledge, 2012.

Family Spats: Perception, Illusion, and Sentimentality in the Anglo-American Special Relationship. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Publishing, 2008.

“The Legacy of an Ojibwe Lumber Chief: David Shoppenagon.” The Michigan Historical Review, 29:2 (Fall 2003): 40-68. 

Various reviews in: H-Diplo, The International History Review, The Journal of Peace Research, The Journal of Conflict Studies, The Southern Historian

Courses Taught

HS120: World History to 1500

HS121: World History since 1500

HS215: Modern World

HS230: Latin American History

HS293: The History of American Foreign Relations

HS293: World War One and the Interwar Period

HS240: Irish History