Stephen F. Knott

Ashland University
Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor Honored Professor of American History and Government
Stephen F. Knott is the Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Emeritus Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. Prior to accepting his position at the Naval War College, Knott was Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of MythSecret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; The Reagan Years; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics; Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America; and The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal. His most recent book, Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy, was published in October, 2022. 
Professor Knott received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College, and has taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Virginia.