|Courses at WSU
Books (in Progress)
- 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 [Varying Topics]
- HIST 4990 Senior Seminar
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (in Progress)
- Band of Crusaders: American Humanitarians and the Remaking of the World, 1914-1964, book manuscript based on Ph.D. Dissertation under revision.
- The Rockefeller Foundation’s humanitarian relief activities in the First World War
- “Saving Lives and Remaking Nations: the American Relief Administration and its Transnational Humanitarian Campaign immediately after the First World War, 1919-1924,” in a First World War-themed anthology (submitted).
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, & Essays
- Guest editor of First World War Studies journal special issue on "Humanitarianism in the Era of the First World War" (March 2014).
- “A Child’s Army of Millions: the American Junior Red Cross,” in Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. Lissa Paul, Rosemary Ross Johnson, Emma Short, eds. (New York and London: Routledge, 2016), 283-300.
- “Evacuating Europe: U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Relief Operations for Overseas American Travelers, 1914-1915,” Journal of Military History, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2015) (a special issue on the First World War): 929-58.
- “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. Accessible online: https://www.cairn.info/revue-cahiers-bruxellois-2014-1E-page-121.htm
- “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). Accesible online: http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/state_civil_society_and_relief_organizations_for_war
- “The Commission for Relief in Belgium,” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War (Oct. 2014). Accessible online: http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/commission_for_relief_in_belgium_crb
- “Brand Whitlock,” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War (Oct. 2014). Accessible online: http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/whitlock_brand
- Background Essay titled "Humanitarian International Relief: A Legacy of Great War Volunteerism," in American Field Service Intercultural Programs, The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Curriculum (New York: AFS, 2016), 107-08.
- 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.
Scholarly Conferences, Invited Paper Presentations, & Public Lecture Series
- Fort Douglas Military History Symosium on Treatment of Enemy Aliens, Conscientious Objectors, and Civilian Populations During World War I: "Allied and American Responses to Germany's Forced Labor 'Deportations' Program in Occupied Belgium," (Salt Lake City, UT, 2016).
- Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity and Change: "Failure to Launch: The American Red Cross in an Era of Contested Neutrality, 1914-1917," (Adelaide, Australia, 2016).
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference (SHAFR): "The Politics of the 'Sacred': American Foreign Relations and Faith-Based Foreign Aid in Interwar Europe, 1918-1939" Panel. Commentator, (San Diego, CA, 2016).
- Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting: "Orchestrating Relief: United States Food Aid to Postwar Nations, 1919-1924," (Providence, RI, 2016).
- Fort Douglas Military History Symposium on 1945, Beginning of a New World: “‘We Will Have to Feed the World Again’: The foundations & implementation of an American global famine relief campaign during and after the Second World War,” (Salt Lake City, UT, 2015).
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Conference on World War I and the Humanitarian Awakening: “The First World War and the Ongoing Revolution in Humanitarian Affairs,” (West Branch, IA, 2015). C-SPAN link: http://www.c-span.org/video/?326611-1/discussion-herbert-hoover-world-war-humanitarian-aid
- 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,” (Maynooth, 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,” (Geneva, Switzerland, 2013).
- U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Naval History Symposium: “Foodways and Medicine in the Age of Sail and Early Steam Anglo-American Navies” Panel. Commentator (in absentia), (Annapolis, MD, 2013).
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference (SHAFR): “Unraveling American Neutrality: American Humanitarians and the Crusade to Save Belgium, 1914-1917,” (Arlington, VA, 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,” (Orem, UT, 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), (Hartford, CT, 2012).
- "Making Sense of the American Civil War" Public Lecture / Reading Series (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH]and the American Library Association [ALA]), (Ogden, UT, 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,” (Sydney, Australia, 2011).
- Fort Douglas Military History Symposium on A New Century, A New World, 1898-1920: “World War I: The War on Starvation and Disease,” (Salt Lake City, UT, 2009).
- Mershon Center Military History Symposium / Ohio State University. One of six outstanding ABD students nationwide invited and funded to present dissertation findings, (Columbus, OH, 2009).
- American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting: “Mobilizing the American Homefront: Humanitarians and the War Against European Hunger, 1914-1919,” (New York City, NY, 2009).
- American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting: “American Humanitarians and the Management of Relief in Occupied Belgium and Northern France, 1914-1919,” (Washington, D.C., 2008).
- International Society for First World War Studies Conference: “Humanitarian Relief in Europe and the Analogue of War, 1914-1919,” (Washington, D.C., 2007).
- U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Naval History Symposium: “Admiral Sims and the Officers of the London Flagship: Architects of Victory in Two World Wars,” (Annapolis, MD, 2007).
- Society for Military (SMH) History Conference: “Band of Crusaders: American Humanitarians and the Relief of Belgium, 1914-1919,” (Frederick, MD, 2007).
- U.C. Berkeley Breslauer Graduate Student Symposium: “American Humanitarians and the Management of European Relief in the First World War,” (Berkeley, CA, 2007).
- U.S.-Belgium Conference and Historical Exhibit: “Remembering Herbert Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium.” Rapporteur and advisor (Brussels and Louvain, Belgium, 2006).
- Army ROTC Faculty Mentor Award, WSU (2014)
- Pierre du Bois Foundation Travel Grant (2013)
- Hemingway Vitality Grant, WSU (2011)
- Leverhulme Trust Bursary (2011)
- Herbert C. Hoover Presidential Library Association Travel Grant (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)
- Organization of American Historians (OAH)
- Historians of International Organizations Network (HION)
- International Society for First World War Studies (ISFWWS)
- Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF)
- Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
- Society for Military History (SMH)
Journal and Press Referee
- Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- First World War Studies
- Food, Culture & Society
- Small Wars and Insurgencies
- War in History
- Lexington Press
Student Advisees Attending Graduate Programs in History or Allied Fields
- Harvard University
- University of Chicago
- University of Southern California
- University of San Diego
- University of Utah (x2)
- Utah State University
- University of Nevada, Reno
Student Advisees Attending Programs in Law, Public Administration, or Medicine
- University of Washington
- Whittier College
- Northwestern University
- University of California, Davis
- California Western School of Law
- Indiana University
- Jefferson Medical College
- California Western School of Law
- University of Florida