Photograph of Dr. Michael Stevenson

Dr. Michael Stevenson


Phone Number: 
+1 705-330-4010ext. 2016
Office Location: 
Orillia, Simcoe Hall, room 3016
Office Hours: 
Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PhD in History, University of Western Ontario, 1996
  • MA in History, Laurentian University, 1992
  • BA (Hons), Laurentian University, 1990
Date joined Lakehead: 
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Before joining Lakehead's faculty in 2011, Dr. Stevenson worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, McMaster University, and York University's Schulich School of Business.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Stevenson specializes in Canadian diplomatic and military history.  He has edited or co-edited four volumes in the Documents on Canadian External Relations series covering the foreign policy of John Diefenbaker’s government, and he is currently writing (with Eric J. Bergbusch) a biography of Howard Green, Canada’s Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1959 to 1963.  In military history, he has published Canada’s Greatest Wartime Muddle: National Selective Service and the Mobilization of Human Resources during World War II (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001).

Dr. Stevenson is also an editor with the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell project based at McMaster University.  He co-edited (with Andrew Bone) Volume 21, How to Keep the Peace: The Pacifist Dilemma, 1935-1938 (Routledge, 2008), and he is presently working on Volumes 17, 22, and 23 covering Russell’s life and writings from 1923 to 1927 and from 1938 to 1944.