David Woolner

Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian, Roosevelt Institute

David Woolner is senior vice president of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park New York, and associate professor of history at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. A specialist in Anglo-American relations and U.S. foreign and economic policy under Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dr. Woolner has delivered papers on FDR’s foreign and domestic policy in Canada, the United States, France, Russia, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Korea. His publications include a number of articles, op-ed pieces and reviews. He is the co-editor with Warren Kimball and David Reynolds of FDR’s World: War, Peace and Legacies; with Henry Henderson of FDR and the Environment; and with Richard Kurial of FDR, the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945. He is also the editor of The Second Quebec Conference Revisited: Waging War, Formulating Peace; Canada, Great Britain and the United States in 1944-1945, and is the author of a book entitled The Frustrated Idealists: Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden and the Search for Anglo-American Cooperation, 1933-1938 (forthcoming). In the fall of 2007, Dr. Woolner was awarded a Churchill Archives By-Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge in support of his research on Anglo-American relations during the latter stages of the Second World War. In 1996, Dr. Woolner was named an Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Fellow by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Dr. Woolner holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from McGill University, and a B.A. summa cum laude in English Literature and History with a minor in Latin from the University of Minnesota. In addition to Marist College, he has taught at McGill University and the University of Prince Edward Island.