Dr. Steve Carol

Dr. Steve Carol

Steve has a Ph.D. in History. His specialties are the Modern Middle East, United States History and Government, the World Wars of the Twentieth Century and the Cold War. He taught these subjects for 38 years both on the East Coast (including Adelphi University and Long Island University) and in Arizona on the High School (Mountain View HS, Mesa), College (at Mesa Community College, Scottsdale Community College, Rio Salado Community College) and graduate levels.

Dr. Carol is the author of books, including “Middle East Rules of Thumb,” “Encyclopedia of Days: Start the Day With History,” which covers over 3,000 years of history and over 6,000 entries of subjects illustrating geography, politics, international relations, economics, social events and popular culture. It is an important reminder of human frailties and triumphs, lending insight and perspective into the complex modern world, as well as a bonus of twenty-one detailed appendices brimming with additional information. His latest book is:

“From Jerusalem to the Lion of Judah and Beyond: Israel’s Foreign Policy in East Africa since 1948.” His soon to be released newest book is: “Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East,” due out in 2013. He has also created original visual aids, and educational games. He has also written and produced three history-related songs: “The Copper Star,” “Old Ironclad,” and “American Mythbuster.” They can be heard at his website http://www.drhistory.net (at the “History Shop”).

Dr. Carol has written numerous articles on the current situation in the Middle East, which have appeared in newspapers across the U.S. and Canada. They have also appeared on the worldwide web at Israel National News, Israpundit, Think Israel.org, One Jerusalem.org, and the Israel Insider.

Additionally, Dr. Carol has lectured throughout the United States at churches, synagogues, universities, various public groups and service organizations on topics related to the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the fiery eve of the Islamist winter, terrorism, as well as a forgotten rescuer of the Holocaust era, Portuguese diplomat, Dr. Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

He has visited the Middle East thirteen times, from the Golan Heights to the Suez Canal; from the Lebanese border to Sharm el-Sheikh at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. During his travels he was fortunate to meet and interview two Presidents, three Prime Ministers, the Mayor of Jerusalem, and various other governmental officials and even had the opportunity to visit the Emperor of Ethiopia! Aside from his Middle East travels he has visited 43 out of the 50 states; and two-dozen foreign countries in Europe, Asia, and East Africa.

For over the past ten years Steve is an Associate Producer, Official Historian and the most frequent guest on “The Middle East Radio Forum” heard Sundays on KKNT 960 AM in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a Middle East consultant for Salem Radio Network News, the parent company of KKNT. Additionally, he has appeared on other radio shows including: “Inside Politics with Clancy Jayne, on KNFX;” was named “Official historian” on “Straus’ Place” on KTAR Radio and KXAM Radio, and has been a featured guest on these stations as well as KFYI Radio – all in the Phoenix area, “The Steel on Steel,” “Perspective Underground” and “Public Impact” radio shows in Hayden, Idaho, Rockford-Chicago, Illinois, Madison-Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Toledo, Ohio respectively. Last, but certainly not least he has been a frequent guest on the Tovia Singer Show on Israel National News Radio.

He has been affiliated with the Arizona Humanities Council as part of the “9-11 Conversations” programs, and has spoken around our state on the War on Terrorism, and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict among other subjects.

In 1987, New York State named Dr. Carol “Outstanding Teacher”. He has also been a consultant for the New York and Arizona Departments of Education

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