Thomas R. Maddux

Thomas R. Maddux
Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-3551
Office location:
Sierra Tower 626



Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1969
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1964

Courses Taught

HIST 270 U.S. History to 1865
HIST 370 Problems in U.S. History to 1865
HIST 484 Diplomatic History of the U.S. to 1914
HIST 485 Diplomatic History of the U.S since 1914
HIST 485A The U.S. and the Indochina Wars, 1940-1975
HIST 576 Colloquium in U.S. Foreign Policy and the Cold War
HIST 584 Colloquium in the U.S. in the 1980s Publications 

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Years of Estrangement:  America Relations with the Soviet Union, 1933-1941 (Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1980)
  • “Watching Stalin Maneuver Between Hitler and the West: American Diplomats and Soviet Diplomacy, 1934-1939,” Diplomatic History 1:2 (1977): 140-54

Research and Interests

Thomas R. Maddux received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964 and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1969. Since 1969 he has taught classes in U.S. history and U.S. international relations including special topics courses on the Cold War and the Vietnam Conflicts.  He is the author of Years of Estrangement:  America Relations with the Soviet Union, 1933-1941 (Tallahassee, Fl.:  University Presses of Florida, 1980) as well as several articles on Soviet-U.S. relations. He has served multiple terms as chair of the Department of History and has also chaired the W.P. Whitsett Committee on California History. He is an editor for H-Diplo, an online discussion network and journal dedicated to the study of diplomatic and international history, which is affiliated with H-Net.