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Dr. Ken Curtis

Professor of History and the Education Abroad and Internship Advisor for the International Studies Program

Office – FO2-227

Dr. Ken Curtis is Professor of History and Interim Director of the International Studies Program.  He has served as Assistant Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement, Director of the Liberal Studies Program, and in numerous other leadership roles at CSULB.  Dr. Curtis earned a Ph.D. in African and Comparative World History from the University of Wisconsin and has been a member of the faculty at California State University, Long Beach since 1990.  He has taught at the University of London School for Oriental and African Studies and at John Cabot University in Rome. has published numerous books and articles.  Most recently, Dr. Curtis co-authored Voyages in World History, Second Edition (Houghton Mifflin, January 2013), an introduction to the field for college undergraduates. Having served as a President’s Fellows of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a member of the Executive Committee of the World History Association, and as a Faculty Consultant for the College Board, Dr. Curtis has been a leading advocate of efforts at both the local and national level to develop a more global understanding of the human past.