• Michael Adas
  • Michael Adas
  • Abraham E. Voorhees Professor and Board of Governors' Chair
  • Degree: Ph.D., M.A. University of Wisconsin, B.A. Western Michigan University
  • Rutgers : At Rutgers from 1970-2015
  • Specialty: Europe Modern, Asia




  • Technical Transformations” The Cambridge History of America in the World 1900-1045, vol. 3, Brooke Blower & Andrew Preston, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021).
  • World Civilizations: The Global Experience, 8th College and AP editions, coauthored with Peter Stearns and Stuart Schwartz (Saddle River, NJ: Longman, 2020).
  • Everyman in Vietnam: A Soldier’s Journey Into the Quagmire, coauthored with Joseph Gilch (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • “Bad Wars, Failed Nation-Building, and the Retreat from Globalism,” Pacific and American Studies 18 (March, 2018), pp. 34-43.
  • “Landmark Reforms, War, and Failed Leadership: The Enduring Legacy of 1968” Revisiting 1968: Analyzing an Age of Change [Japanese Translation], ed. Hiroshi Fujimoto (Nanzan University Press, 2018).


  • Cancelling Cassandras: Warnings Dismissed and 20thCentury Global Calamities


  • Toynbee Prize, 2012
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-1985
  • Warren Susman Teaching Award (1987-1988) and Teacher of the Year Award (1992)
  • NJ-NEH Book Award (1990) and the Dexter Prize (1991) for Machines as the Measure of Men