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Daniel Milowski

Adjunct professor, Arizona State University

Dr. Daniel Milowski is a historian, teacher, scholar, researcher, and author. Dr. Milowski focuses on American history specializing in the role of myth in national, regional, and local community definition, culture, and collective memory and its implications for American society.

Dr. Milowski’s book, Route 66 and the Formation of a National Cultural Icon: Mother Road to Mythic American Byway, was published in December, 2023 by Lexington Books. Details on the book are available here:

His current research project is the Route 66 Memory Project, a digital public history project focused on documenting public memory of Route 66 (

He has extensive experience in historical research, writing, and teaching racially and socio-economically diverse students. He is adept in working cross-functionally across large organizations to drive projects involving strategic development, innovation, and continuous improvement with a focus on successful project execution.

Dr. Milowski has a PhD in history from Arizona State University. He also holds a master’s in history from Arizona State University, a master’s in journalism from the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in history from Minnesota State University – Bemidji.

He has presented papers at the Western History Association, Social Science History Association, American History Association Pacific Coast Branch, American Society for Environmental History, and National Council on Public History annual conferences. He has won numerous grants to support his research including awards from the Grand Canyon Historical Society, PCB-AHA, ASEH, SSHA, NCPH, and Arizona State University.

He teaches U.S. history at Arizona State University and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College System.


  • 2021 
    PhD, American History