Department of History

Fain-II----January-2018-Cropped-2.jpgW. Taylor Fain, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • MSFS, Georgetown University
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Academic Interests

Dr. Fain specializes in the history of the United States' relations with the wider world and American history in global context. His research examines the evolution of the Anglo-American relationship, the international history of the Cold War, the United States' roles in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf regions, and the American response to European imperial retrenchment in the post war era. Currently, he is writing an international history of the United States in the Indian Ocean during the era of Cold War and decolonization.

Dr. Fain is a former U.S. Department of State historian, and before coming to UNCW he served on the faculty of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs where he worked with a team of scholars at the Presidential Recordings Program.

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