DONALD M. GOLDSTEIN, PH.D.

Donald M. Goldstein, Ph.D. (University of Denver) is a retired Air Force officer who served for 22 years.  He is currently a Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, Troy State University and the University of Pittsburgh.  A former Associate Dean at this school, he is currently on the faculties of Asian Studies, Eastern European, Western European, and the Honors College programs at the University of Pittsburgh.   He is currently the Associate Director of the Matthew Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.

Dr. Goldstein is author or co-author of over 50 articles and 21 books.  His most famous is At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor, which is in its 20th printing.  The book was first runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 47 weeks.  His book, Miracle at Midway, was on the bestseller lists for 9 weeks.  Other books by Goldstein and his associates include December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History, The Williwaw War (the story of the Arkansas national guard in World War II Alaska), Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring, Nuts: The Story of the Battle of the Bulge, D-Day Normandy, The Spanish-American War, Vietnam, The Korean War, Fading Victory: The Autobiography of Admiral M. Ugaki, The Pearl Harbor Papers, and a biography of Amelia Earhart.  All the above books were Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club or Military Book Club selections.

Averaging over 200 talks a year to radio, TV and civic organizations, Dr. Goldstein has been awarded two Peabody awards for work on “Pearl Harbor: Two Hours that Changed the World” with David Brinkley (ABC), and “D-Day: A Soldier’s Story” with Peter Jennings (ABC).  His teaching awards include: 14 straight teaching certificates for outstanding teaching from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; 7 times teacher of the year, Air Command and Staff College; award for teaching excellence from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA, 1999).  In 2002, he was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his Ph.D. from the University of Denver, Dr. Goldstein holds a Bachelor of Arts, three masters degrees and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College.  He is a consultant for ABC, NBC, NHK, the Discovery Channel, A&E, the History Channel, and the Disney Channel.  He is currently working on two books:  World War I and World War II in the Southwest Pacific, to be published in 2003.  Professor Goldstein is a contributor to such programs as Good Morning America, the Today Show, Larry King Live and C-Span.  He is married with four children.  He and his wife, Mariann, reside in Upper St. Clair, PA.

 

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