Philip A Goduti
Philip A. Goduti, Jr. is a writer and teacher of history. His first book "Kennedy’s Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963" was published by McFarland and Co., Inc. in 2009. His second book, entitled "Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964," was published in 2013 also by McFarland. His most recent book titled "RFK and MLK: Visions of Hope, 1963-1968" is out in 2017.
In addition to the above books Goduti has written articles for magazines and newspapers. He recently published an article entitled “The Young President” in the magazine "Kennedy: His Life and Legacy," which was a 50th anniversary commemorative edition out last year and has also done freelance work for the Hamden Chronicle and Providence Journal Bulletin.
Goduti has consulted for several media outlets as an expert in United States history, American foreign policy and the Kennedy era. Faith Middleton of National Public Radio interviewed him when his book, "Kennedy’s Kitchen Cabinet," was published in 2009. He was also featured on The Jim Bohannon Show for the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. In addition he was interviewed by NBC-CT, Fox-CT, WFSB-CT and ABC-CT News as well as the New Haven Register, the Connecticut Post and the Hartford Courant. On the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination Goduti participated in a national radio tour with Fox News affiliates to discuss the Kennedy legacy. He has also given interviews on SiriusXM Radio as well as local radio stations such as WDRC-AM, WTIC-AM and WQUN-AM.
Goduti is an adjunct assistant professor of history at Quinnipiac University and teaches U.S. history at Somers High School in Connecticut where he is the 2017 Somers Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
Awards and Recognition
- 2017 Somers Public Schools Teacher of the Year
- 2002 Quinnipiac University Outstanding Faculty Award
Press and Media Mentions
- "History shows not all presidential inaugurations are the same but ‘each one is unforgettable,’" January 20, 2017, New Haven Register
- "Connecticut educators say we must confront legacy of slavery marked in building, bridges and symbols," July 16, 2016, New Haven Register
- "History buff who’s written 2 books on Kennedys named Somers teacher of the year," June 28, 2016, Journal Inquirer
- "Former President Jimmy Carter – a man at peace with his life," August 20, 2015, Atlanta Business Chronicle