David McLean is a historian who was until 2010 a senior lecturer in history at CSU. His PhD is from the University of Sydney.
His research interests are in the general field of international history, including United States and Australian foreign relations, and media history. He is currently writing a book on the history of Australian-American relations since 1945.
He has published in Australian and international journals, including Australian Historical Studies, the Australian Journal of Politics and History, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Diplomatic History, The International History Review, and American Studies (the journal of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). He is co-author (with Lyn Gorman) of Media and Society into the 21st Century: A Historical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003, 2009).
He has been a graduate fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow, a Harold White fellow of the National Library of Australia, and a winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.