Jeffrey A. Engel is founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. A Senior Fellow of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, he studied at Cornell University, Oxford University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which he received his PhD in American History in 2001.

Having previously taught at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Texas A&M University where he was the Kruse ’52 Professor, Engel is author or editor of ten books on American foreign policy, including his latest, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War.