John E. Moser

Ashland University
Professor of History; Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government

John Moser is professor of history and chair of both the Department of History and Political Science and the Master of Arts in American History and Government at Ashland University. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of five books, including The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II (Routledge 2015), Right Turn: John T. Flynn and the Transformation of American Liberalism (New York University Press 2005), and Twisting the Lion’s Tail: American Anglophobia between the World Wars (New York University Press 1999). He has also published several role-playing games in the Reacting to the Past series, including Japan, 1941: Between Pan-Asianism and the West, Europe on the Brink, 1914: The July Crisis, and Restoring the World, 1945: Security and Empire at Yalta (the latter co-authored with Nicolas Proctor). In 2016 he was winner of Ashland University’s Edward and Louaine Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award, and he was the recipient of the university’s Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2022.

John lives in Ashland with his wife, Monica, their daughter, Stanzi, and their two dogs.