Alumni Outcomes

The GW Department of History is proud of its undergraduate and graduate alumni who have used their education as a springboard to successful careers in law, the military, medicine, government, nongovernmental organizations, journalism, politics and teaching. They have published books, won fellowships and taught in universities from Colorado to China.

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Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers



  • ABC News
  • Atomic Heritage Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Disney ABC Television Group
  • DC Public Schools
  • Fox Associates


  • Grassroots Campaigns
  • IBM
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
  • National History Center
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Washington Post

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Edward Gillespie

"Being out in the city as a cop can be such a culture shock. Literature, history and philosophy helped me through some difficult situations. ... The humanities are a window into understanding people."

Edward Gillespie
BA '92


Recent Graduate Alumni Employers



  • 1% for the Planet
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Constitutional Sources Project
  • City College of New York
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Jefferson Management Consultants
  • Lyngo
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • National Archives
  • National Security Archive
  • Northrop Grumman



  • Oklahoma State University
  • Peking University High School
  • Steptoe and Johnson
  • Tarleton State University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Virginia Military Institute

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Alumni Books

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Conservative Intellectuals and Richard Nixon: Rethinking the Rise of the Right

Sarah Katherine Mergel, PhD ’07, explores the relationship between postwar conservatives and President Richard Nixon from 1968 to 1974. Mergel uses the Nixon years as a window into the...

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The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture

Victoria Grieve, PhD ’04, chronicles the processes of compromise and negotiation between high and low art, federal and local interests and the Progressive Era.

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The Gods of Diyala: Transfer of Command in Iraq

In March 2004, Gregory M. Tomlin, PhD ’13, and Caleb S. Cage deployed to Baquba, Iraq, on a mission that would redefine how conventional U.S. forces fight.


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