Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel joined the History Department as an Assistant Professor in 1993 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000. She became chair of the department in 2001. She moved to Omaha after receiving her Ph.D. from Duke University, where she was on a Ford Foundation scholarship. Prior to that, she received her B.A. in History from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (spending her junior year abroad at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland). She was a secondary education Social Studies teacher for six years in Atlanta, GA. While teaching, she attended Georgia State University and earned her M.A. in 1987.
Dr. Elliot-Meisel teaches U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S.-Canadian Relations, U.S. Constitutional History, the American History survey 1877-present, and the Western Civilization survey. She participates in the Graduate Program in International Relations. Her dissertation and area of research is Canadian-American relations, specifically in the World War II and Cold War eras. She is especially interested in the diplomatic and military relationship between the two nations. Her book, Arctic Diplomacy: Canada and The United States in The Northwest Passage was published in 1998. She has published chapters on the bilateral cooperation to build the Alaska Highway during World War II and the wartime relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Her journal articles dealt with The Northwest Passage impasse and the Royal Canadian Navy in the early postwar years.
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