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Adam Z. Black

Instructor of History

Scholarly Interests: Military History, The History & Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, U.S. Political History, and World Mythologies

History and Anthropology
Howard Hall

Adam Z. Black

Professor Black is an enthusiastic and highly respected instructor whose infectious love for history manifests itself in spirited give-and-take with his students. In addition to incorporating sub-lessons on ethics and morality into his general history courses, Professor Black uses mock trials, class debates, and metaphysical discussions to continually challenge and prepare students for life after college; both professionally, and as educated citizens. Noted by past students for his knowledge, availability, approachability, and support, Professor Black takes great pride in developing a strong rapport with his students and in creating fun and interactive lesson plans. He is currently developing general survey courses on World Mythologies and Military Theory


PhD Candidate, Drew University

M.A., Monmouth University

B.A., Monmouth University



Warfare’s Psychological Albatross: Tracing the Treatment, Societal Perception, and Evolution of Battle-Induced Mental Trauma in the United States from the Civil War to the Korean War

Tanzania – A Paradigm for Peaceful Resolution Despite Internal Political and Social Diversity

Professional Associations

World War II Studies Institute

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project

International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (ISCSC)