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Richard Zuczek
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
Satterlee Hall 239
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444‐8359
Dr. Richard Zuczek
Humanities Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Richard Zuczek fulfills a variety of roles at USCGA, including Academic Advisor and Fourth Class Course Coordinator for U.S. History. He has served on Washington D.C. Internship Selection Committee, the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board, the Faculty Senate, numerous faculty searches, the In-Service Committee, the Senior Management Team’s Monitoring and Implementation Team (MIT) and the Strategic Enrollment Implementation Team. From 2007 through 2009 he was Section Chief for the Government/ History/ Morals and Ethics section. He now sits on the Credentials Committee, and is currently serving as the Steering Committee Chair for the Academy’s 2010 re-accreditation visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

  • Ph.D. History, The Ohio State University, 1993
  • M.A., History, The Ohio State University, 1989
  • B.A., History, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
  • B.A., Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986

Courses Taught:
  • Leaders in U.S. History
  • U.S. Military Policy
  • Second World War
  • Modern Europe
  • American Foreign Policy
  • American Civil War
  • Romanticism (with Dr. Karen Wink)
  • Honors Humanities (with Drs. Faye Ringel and Erik Wingrove-Haugland)

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Zuczek, Richard. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era. 2 Volumes. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press, 2006
  • Schroeder-Lien, Glenna, and Richard Zuczek. Andrew Johnson: A Biographical Companion. Los Angeles, CA: ABC-Clio, 2001
  • Bergeron, Paul H., Glenna Schroeder-Lien, Marion Smith, and Richard Zuczek, eds., The Papers of Andrew Johnson, vols. 12-16. Knoxville TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1995-2000
  • Zuczek, Richard. "I Stand Here the Equal of Any Man: The Life of Robert Smalls," in Steven E. Woodworth, ed., The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era,. New York: Scholarly Resources Press, 1999
  • Zuczek, Richard. "Andrew Johnson," in L. Edward Purcell, ed., The Vice Presidents: A Biographical Directory. New York: Facts on File, 1998
  • Zuczek, Richard. State of Rebellion: Reconstruction in South Carolina. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 1996
  • Zuczek, Richard. "Southern Occupation: A Review of the Literature," in Steven E. Woodworth, ed., The American Civil War: A Handbook of Research and Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996
  • Zuczek, Richard. "The Last Campaign of the Civil War: South Carolina and the Revolution of 1876," in Civil War History 42 (March 1996)
  • Zuczek, Richard. "The Government's Attack on the Ku Klux Klan: A Reassessment," in South Carolina Historical Magazine, 97 (January 1996)

  • Elected President, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Faculty Senate, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Professional Memberships:
  • The American Political Science Association
  • American Historical Association
  • The History Society
  • Society for Military History
  • Southern Historical Association