Title: Historian and Professor Emeritus
Company: Worcester State University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Joseph Preston Baratta, PhD, Historian and Professor Emeritus at Worcester State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and academia.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from St. John’s College, Dr. Baratta earned a Master of Arts in history, a Doctor of Philosophy in international diplomatic history, and a Master of Arts in Teaching in education, all from Boston University. Dr. Baratta has been interested in global history since his time served in the United States Marine Corps. At the inception of his career in 1975, he served as a night school instructor at the University of Lowell and went on to teach at numerous prestigious academic institutions, including Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and Boston College. He joined Worcester State University in 1999 as an assistant professor, and was steadily promoted through the ranks until becoming a full professor in 2013. He retired as professor emeritus in 2019. During his tenure, he taught world history, international relations, history of science and technology, English history, and the Promise of the United Nations.
An equally talented writer, Dr. Baratta has authored several chapters in books, newspaper op-eds, conference papers, articles in journals, and reviews. Likewise, he is the author of three books, including two volumes of “The Politics of World Federation,” which he cites as a career highlight. The recipient of the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Baratta has maintained affiliation with the American Historical Association, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Council on Peace Research in History and the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
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