Carnegie Mellon University

David Busch

David S. Busch

Graduate Student

  • Baker Hall 360


  • M.A. Carnegie Mellon University, History
  • B.A. Kent State University, History and Psychology

Interest Area

History of higher education; philosophy of education; student social movements; transnational history; African American history; History of development policy


  • “The Politics of International Volunteerism in the 1960s: The Peace Corps and Volunteers to America,” Diplomatic History (August 2017)"
  • “Restoring Faith in America: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Virginia Kendall Reserve,” in All Boy Built: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939." Edited by Kenneth J. Bindas. Kent State University Press, 2013.

Conference Presentations

  • “’Socratic Seminar Writ Large’: The Peace Corps and Its Vision for the Liberal Arts.” Paper presented at the Mount Royal University, Calgary, CA. Liberal Education Conference: The Idea of the University & The State of Liberal Education in the 21st Century.
  • “‘The Education of America’: The Peace Corps and the Origins of Service Learning, 1960-1970.” Paper presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. New Orleans, LA, 2014.


  • A.W. Mellon Fellowship for Digital Humanities, Carnegie Mellon, 2017
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Dissertation Grant, 2016
  • Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2015


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