|Courses at WSU
- HIST 1700 American Civilization, 1492 to Present
- HIST 3230 American Foreign Relations, Colonial to Present
- HIST 3280 US Military History, 1500 to 1890
- HIST 3290 US Military History, 1890 to Present
- HIST 4710 America & the World, Colonial to Present [Varying Thematic Topics]
- HIST 4830 Directed Readings: [Courses offered to-date]
- International Law, Morality, & Warfare
- The Great Powers in World War II: Policy, Strategy, & War Economies
- Allied Coalition Warfare in the European Theater of Operations
- Policy, Strategy, & Operations in the Pacific Theater, World War II
- Vietnam War Survey
- The Iraq Wars, 1990-2000s
- American Revolutionaries: Crises, Controversies, & Characters
- Revolution and Famine in Russian-Soviet History
- Firearms and Violence in America
- History-Related Bachelor’s of Integrated Studies Thesis Supervision at WSU:
- “The Recent History of Somali Piracy and its Countermeasures” (2013).
- “The Seeds of Democracy: Looking at Korea for a Way Forward in Afghanistan” (2012).
- “Social Contagion Theory: How Military Leadership Fails” (2012).
- Political Science Thesis Committee Member at WSU:
- “The Custodian of Conflict: A Quantitative Approach to Modeling Successful Peace Negotiations” (2010).
- History Thesis Committee Member at Utah Valley University:
- “The Brown Water Navy and its Impact on the Vietnam War: An Investigation of Operation Market Time (TF 115) and Operation Game Warden (TF 116) from 1965-1968” (2014).
- “John S. Mosby and the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry: Partisan Warfare in the American Civil War” (2012).
Books (in Progress)
- Band of Crusaders: American Humanitarians and the Remaking of the World, 1914-1964, book manuscript based on Ph.D. Dissertation under revision.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (in Progress)
- The Rockefeller Foundation’s humanitarian relief activities in the First World War
- Evacuating Americans from Europe at the beginning of the First World War
- The relationship of service in the Commission for Relief in Belgium to the unraveling of American neutrality
- “Reconsidering the Dynamics of Transnational Aid and its Imperatives: the American Relief Administration, 1919-1924,” in a planned conference-related anthology.
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, & Essays
- “A Child’s Army of 12 Million: the American Junior Red Cross in the First World War,” in Approaching War: Childhood, Culture and the First World War. Rosemary Johnson and Lissa Paul, eds. (Palgrave, accepted, forthcoming).
- “The humanitarian mobilization of American cities for Belgian Relief, 1914-1918,” in Les Cahiers bruxellois, Vol. 46 (August 2014) (a special issue on “Cities at War, 1914-1918 / 14-18 villes en guerre”): 121-38.
- “An Explosion of New Endeavors: Global Humanitarian Responses to Industrialized Warfare in the First World War Era,” First World War Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2014): 1-16. (I served as the guest editor of this special issue on “Humanitarianism in the Era of the First World War”).
- “Humanitarian Relief in Europe and the Analogue of War, 1914-1918,” in Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies. Jennifer Keene and Michael Neiberg, eds. (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010), 139-58.
- “Radical, But Right: William Sowden Sims (1858-1936)” (senior co-author with Kenneth J. Hagan) in Nineteen Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership during the 20th and early 21st Centuries. John B. Hattendorf and Bruce Elleman, eds. (Newport, RI and Washington, D.C.: Naval War College Press and GPO, 2010), 1-10.
- “An Evolving Navy of Great Complexity, 1919-1941,” in In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 30th Anniversary ed. Kenneth J. Hagan, ed. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008), 182-202. Cloth and paperback. Foreword by Paul M. Kennedy.
- “Band of Crusaders, American Humanitarians, the Great War, and the Remaking of the World,” Research Reports from the Rockefeller Archive Center, 2007 (Sleepy Hollow, NY: Rockefeller Foundation, 2008).
- “The Liberation of the Gilberts: Operation Galvanic, November 1943,” in Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea. Significant Amphibious Operations from the Last Century. A Series of Essays for the Royal Marines. Tristan Lovering, ed. (London: Royal Navy, 2005), 245-58; revised edition, Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea. From Gallipoli to the Gulf—a Definitive Analysis (Suffolk: Seafarer Books, 2007), 245-58.
- “The Conquest of the Marshalls: Operation Flintlock, January-February 1944,” in Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea. Significant Amphibious Operations from the Last Century. A Series of Essays for the Royal Marines. Tristan Lovering, ed. (London: Royal Navy, 2005), 273-84; revised edition, Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea. From Gallipoli to the Gulf—a Definitive Analysis (Suffolk: Seafarer Books, 2007), 273-84.
- “Developing U.S. Civilian Defense Expertise,” in Mongolian-U.S. Civil-Military Relations, 2002 (Ulaanbaatar: Institute for Defense Studies, 2002), 94-104. Two editions.
- “Engaging U.S. Civil Society and Defense,” in Mongolian-U.S. Civil-Military Relations, 2002 (Ulaanbaatar: Institute for Defense Studies, 2002), 154-60. Two editions.
Encyclopedia Articles & Entries (peer-reviewed)
Book Reviews & Other Publications
- “State, Civil Society, and Relief Organizations for War,” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War (Oct. 2014) (13,000-word article).
- “The Commission for Relief in Belgium,” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War (Oct. 2014).
- “Brand Whitlock,” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War (Oct. 2014).
- Foreword to Jeffrey B. Miller, Behind the Lines: World War I’s little-known story of German occupation, Belgian resistance, and the bank of Yanks who saved millions from starvation (Milbrown Press, Sept. 2014), xiii-xx.
- Review of Timothy S. Wolters, Information at Sea: Shipboard Command and Control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to Okinawa (Johns Hopkins, 2013); in Michigan War Studies Review (Summer 2014).
- Review of Daniel Gorman, The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s (Cambridge, 2012); in History: Reviews of New Books, Vol. 42, No. 2 (April 2014): 68-69.
- Review of Marian Moser Jones, The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal (Johns Hopkins, 2013); in Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Listserv (H-SHGAPE), H-NET Reviews (Aug. 2013).
- Review of Brendan Simms and D.J.B. Trim, eds. Humanitarian Intervention: A History (Cambridge, 2011); in Journal of World History, Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 2013): 443-47.
- Review of Katherine Storr, Excluded from the Record: Women, Refugees, and Relief, 1914-1929 (2010); in First World War Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2011): 131-32.
- Review of Thomas C. Hone and Trent Hone, Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919-1939 (2006); in Journal of Military History, Vol. 71, No. 1 (January 2007): 250-51.
- Review of Edward Marolda and Robert Schneller, Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War (2001); in Journal of Military History, Vol. 65, No. 4 (October 2001): 1170-1171.
- Letter for Comment and Discussion on Arthur Cebrowski’s and John Garstka’s “Network-Centric Warfare: Its Origin and Future” article; in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 124, No. 6 (June 1998): 24-25.
Recent Scholarly Conferences & Invited Paper Presentations
- Beyond the Western Front Conference / Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies, National University Ireland, Maynooth, “The American Relief Administration in Europe, Soviet Russia, and the Near East, 1919-1924,” (Ireland, 2014).
- Pierre du Bois Foundation / Graduate Institute of Geneva Conference on International Organizations and the Politics of Development: Historical Perspectives, 1910s-1970s: “The First World War and its Aftermath: The American Experience,” (Switzerland, 2013).
- U.S. Naval Academy Naval History Symposium: “Foodways and Medicine in the Age of Sail and Early Steam Anglo-American Navies” Panel. Commentator (in absentia), (2013).
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference (SHAFR): “Unraveling American Neutrality: American Humanitarians and the Crusade to Save Belgium, 1914-1917,” (2013).
- Utah Valley University Turning Points in History Lecture Series: “Saving Lives and Rebuilding Societies: World War I and the Humanitarian Transformation of American Foreign Relations,” (2012) (Invited Lecture).
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference (SHAFR): “Revolutions in Relief: American-led Humanitarianism in the Great War Era” Panel. Commentator (in absentia), (2012).
- Approaching War: Children’s Culture and War, 1880-1919 Conference / University of Technology, Sydney: “A Children’s Army of 12 Million: the Junior Red Cross in World War I,” (Australia, 2011).
- Fort Douglas Military History Symposium: “World War I: The War on Starvation and Disease,” (2009).
- Mershon Center Military History Symposium / Ohio State University. One of six outstanding ABD students nationwide invited and funded to present dissertation findings, (2009).
- American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting: “Mobilizing the American Homefront: Humanitarians and the War Against European Hunger, 1914-1919,” (2009).
- Army ROTC Faculty Mentor Award, WSU (2014)
- Pierre du Bois Foundation Travel Grant (2013)
- Hemingway Vitality Grant, WSU (2011)
- Leverhulme Trust Bursary (2011)
- American Historical Association Beveridge Grant (2011)
- Research, Scholarship, & Professional Growth Grants, WSU (2009 & 2010)
- James Kettner Dissertation Prize, U.C. Berkeley (2009)
- Dissertation Year Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley (2008 – 2009)
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, U.C. Berkeley (2007 – 2008)
- Dean’s Normative Time Fellowships, U.C. Berkeley (2006 & 2007)
- John J. McMullen Seapower Grant (2007)
- Herbert C. Hoover Presidential Library Association Travel Grant (2007)
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation Scholar (2007)
- Rockefeller Archive Center Travel Grant (2007)
- Graduate Division Summer Grant, U.C. Berkeley (2007)
- General George C. Marshall-Baruch Fellowship (2007)
- Heller Grant-in-Aid, U.C. Berkeley (2006)
- Eugene Irving McCormac Graduate Scholarship, U.C. Berkeley (2006)
- J. A. Kittredge Educational Grant (2004)
- U.S. Naval Institute Award for M.A. Thesis (2002)
- American Historical Association
- Historians of International Organizations Network
- International Society for First World War Studies
- Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
- Society for Military History
Journal and Press Referee
- First World War Studies
- Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- Small Wars and Insurgencies
- Lexington Press
Student Advisees Attending Graduate Programs in History or Allied Fields
- Harvard University
- University of San Diego
- University of Utah
- Utah State University
- University of Nevada, Reno
Student Advisees Attending Law or Master’s in Public Administration Programs
- University of Washington
- Whittier College
- Northwestern University
- University of California, Davis
- California Western School of Law
- Indiana University