Co-ordinator, Social Studies Education Program
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2003
W331 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3522
Dr. McCord is the program coordinator for Social Studies Education and a Visiting
Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State University (1989, with Honors), and
M.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (1992) and a Ph.D. in American
History at the University of California at Riverside (2003).
His research agenda includes the following:
The Blockade in the Civil War, with co-author Michael Bonner, under contract with the University of Tennessee Press,
“Crop Destruction and Defoliation: Building Technological Counterinsurgency in Vietnam from 1961-1963,” in progress.
“Reassessment of the Union Blockade’s Effectiveness in the Civil War,” The North Carolina Historical Review, Volume 88, No. 4, October 2011.
“Divergences on the Left: The Environmentalisms of Rachel Carson and Murray Bookchin,”
Left History, Issue 13, Volume 1, Spring/Summer 2008.
Dr. McCord teaches or has taught the following courses:
HIST 106 U.S. History II
HIST 133 American Cultures
HIST 135 World Cultures
HIST 332 U.S. History since 1945
HIST 350 Vietnam and the National Security State
HIST 394 Globalization
HIST 398 The Second World War
HIST 399 The First World War
HIST 432 The Sixties
HNRS 229 1968 in the West
SSED 205 Economics for Social Studies Educators