Robert L. Griswold


Professor Griswold served as chair of the History Department until 2013, a position he has held since 1997. His publications include Fatherhood in America: A History as well as studies of the history of divorce, adultery, and the physical fitness crusade of the 1950s and 1960s. He is currently finishing an article-length project examining America's views of Russian women in the early Cold War and is writing a book-length study of the history of grade inflation in the United States. Professor Griswold regularly teaches the freshman US Survey course as well as courses on the history of World War II and the origins of the Cold War.