Concord College Professor Receives ‘Bernath Article Prize’

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 12 2001

Concord College Professor Receives ‘Bernath Article Prize’

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College Associate Professor of History Dr. Joseph Manzione was recently awarded the Bernath Article Prize 2000.

The Bernath Article Prize is awarded each year by the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Dr. Manzione’s article, entitled Amusing and Amazing and Practical and Military: The Legacy of Scientific Internationalism in American Foreign Policy, is the first published work to give in-depth exploration of the relationship between science and historical international relations and diplomacy.

SHAFR is comprised of college professors, students and others who have a passion for American history and foreign relations.

The Bernath Article Prize was presented at a SHAFR luncheon in Los Angeles in late April. Priscilla Roberts, chairperson of the Bernath Article Prize Committee, stated to Dr. Manzione, “You should take particular pride in this accomplishment since this year the judges were faced with a notably distinguished field.”

“I am honored to be awarded the Bernath Article Prize,” Dr. Manzione said.

Dr. Manzione is a published author (Candle in a Cosmic Wind, Cold War, Emperor Penguins, and Cockroaches) and has worked as a professional journalist. Before coming to Concord College in 1998, Dr. Manzione taught history at the University of Maine-Presque Isle. He currently lives in Athens, W.Va., with his wife Carol and son Timothy.

For more information on obtaining copies of Dr. Manzione’s books, contact Dr. Joseph Manzione at (304) 384-5254 or e-mail


Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.

Jessica Shifflett, an intern in the public relations/marketing department, wrote this press release. Her hometown is Oak Hill, W.Va. She is majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Her anticipated graduation date is August 2001.