Dr. Shannon joined the Department of History at Emory and Henry College in 2013. His teaching and research focuses on the history of America and the World, –Iran relations during the Cold War, public diplomacy, and modern U.S. and Middle Eastern history. He is currently revising his dissertation — Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War — for publication.

Dr. Shannon is the author of “‘One of Our Greatest Psychological Assets’: The New Frontier, Cold War Public Diplomacy, and Robert Kennedy’s 1962 Goodwill Tour,” International History Review (2013), and “‘Contacts with the Opposition’: American Foreign Relations, the Iranian Student Movement, and the Global Sixties,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture (2011). Future research includes a study of the rise of anti-Iranianism in the United States in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution.

Educational Background

  • B.A. and M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Ph.D., Temple University