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Matthew W. Dunne , Ph.D.

Professor of History

B.A., Stonehill College
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University


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  • Phone: 203-332-5043
  • Office: BH-253


Matthew Dunne is a Professor of History at HCC, where he teaches 100 and 200 level courses in United States and world history. Prior to arriving at HCC in 2015, Professor Dunne received a B.A. in English and History from Stonehill College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Brown University and taught courses on history, geography, and political science at Stonehill College, MCPHS University, Anna Maria College, the University of Rhode Island, and Bay Path University.

Professor Dunne’s research focuses on the intersection of American culture and foreign policy since World War II. His book, A Cold War State of Mind: Brainwashing and Postwar American Society (, was published in 2013 by the University of Massachusetts Press. More recently, he contributed a chapter titled “Homophobia, Housewives and Hyper-Masculinity” to The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military (

At HCC, Professor Dunne serves as a faculty advisor for the Student Senate and the Political Science and History Club, and is the campus TAP advisor for students enrolled in CSCU transfer degrees.