Dr. Branden Little 

Assistant Professor, Department of History

 PHI ALPHA THETA History Honors Society Advisor


      Office – Social Science 248

Phone – (801) 626-6710

Fax – (801) 626-7613

Email – jblittle@weber.edu

 

Research and Teaching Areas: America and the World, Naval and Military History, U.S. Foreign Relations, Human Rights, International Organizations

 

Degrees & Certifications: B.A., University of California, Davis (1998); Certificate, Phase 1 Joint Professional Military Education, Department of Defense (2001); M.A., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (2002); Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2009).


Courses:

  • HIST 1700 American Civilization
  • HIST 3230 American Foreign Relations
  • HIST 3280 American Military History to 1917
  • HIST 3290 American Military History since 1917 


 Books:

  • Band of Crusaders: American Humanitarians, the Great War, and the Remaking of the World, book manuscript based on Ph.D. Dissertation under revision.
 Articles & Essays:

  • “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, forthcoming, 2010).
  • Senior co-author with Kenneth J. Hagan, “Radical, But Right: William Sowden Sims (1858-1936),” inNineteen 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).
  • “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.
 Reviews:

  • Book 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.
  • Book 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.
 Awards:

  • University of California, Berkeley James Kettner Dissertation Prize 2009
  • Research, Scholarship, & Professional Growth Grant, WSU, 2009 – 2010
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley, 2008 – 2009
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, U.C. Berkeley, 2007 – 2008
  • Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, 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
 Affiliations:

  • American Historical AssociationInternational Society for First World War Studies
  • Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Society for Military History
Presentations:  

September 2012, Utah Valley University "Saving Lives and Rebuilding Societies: World War I and the Humanitarian Transformation of American Foreign Relations"

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