John C. McManus, professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, is the first faculty member in the humanities or social sciences at Missouri S&T to be named Curators’ Professor. His appointment took effect Jan. 1.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators bestows the Curators’ Professor title upon outstanding scholars with established reputations in their field of study.
An internationally recognized authority on American military history, McManus is the author of 11 books on the subject. A member of the editorial advisory board at World War II magazine and Global War Studies, he is the historical advisor for a forthcoming PBS documentary titled The American Road to Victory.