History: Faculty
& Staff


Dwayne Beggs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director First Year Experience

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern America
  • American National Government
  • U.S. Military/Diplomatic History
  • The U.S. Civil War
  • The Vietnam War
  • U.S. in the Cold War Era


  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • M. Divinity, Anderson School of Theology
  • B.S., Taylor University - Fort Wayne

Recent publications

  • Hess, Dr. Gary R. and Dr. A Dwayne Beggs. "Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Guns and Butter Dilemma." Financial History Magazine, Issue 106; Spring 2013: pages 30-33.

Recent presentations

  • “Ernest Gruening, Wayne Morse and the Anti-War Movement.” The National Policy History Conference, Spring 2010
  • “The Impact of Just Two Senators on the Ability of the President to Wage War in Vietnam.” Ohio Academy of History, Spring 2009
  • “Ernest Gruening, Wayne Morse and their Dissent over American Involvement in Vietnam.” Ohio Academy of History, Oberlin College, Spring 2007

Recent awards and recognition

  • Graduate Teaching Award, Bowling Green State University Department of History, 2009-2010
  • Department Citizen of the Year Award, Bowling Green State University Department of History, award for overall attitude and service, 2008-2009
  • Louis Katzner Research Award, Bowling Green State University. Received a $1000 research grant to travel to the University of Oregon and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to examine the Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening papers, 2009.
  • Inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary, 2005
  • Granted an eight month fellowship from the Church of God-Anderson Indiana-to study Pastoral Ministries under an established pastor who led a large congregation and who was recognized as one of the stellar leaders in the field. Traveled to Saint Joseph Michigan in the for this fellowship-to serve as an intern, Spring 1994

Service to Department and University:

  • Coordinated the Distinguished Lecture in American History at Lourdes University in March 2013.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Historical Association
  • Society For Military History
  • Society of Civil War Historians
  • Ohio Academy of History
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations


Dwayne Beggs
Dwayne Beggs
Office: LH 214
Phone: 419-824-3648