I currently teach military history for the US Army Command and General Staff College. I have fantastic students and colleagues and enjoy teaching and researching something I love. Prior to my appointment with the Army, I spent three years as a research historian, attempting to account for lost American service personnel from World War II. This experience helped shape my approach to both teaching and research in important ways.
Education
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2009
MA, Truman State University, 1997
BA, Culver-Stockton College, 1992
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research primarily focuses on twentieth century American and European military history, World War II in particular. While I am interested in all aspects of the Second World War, I have a particular interest in military intelligence and prisoner of war studies. I have a developing interest in war and memory studies as well. My first book explored the American and British relationships with World War II German general officers held as prisoners of war. My most recent book is an edited volume examining various aspects of war and memory related to twentieth century wars from the First World War to the First Gulf War. I am currently working on another project dealing with World War II prisoners of war, military intelligence, and the shaping of national security policy following the war.
Personal Interests
I spend most of my personal time engaged in various activities with my wife and two daughters. So, soccer, horses, and ballet take up a lot of my time. And we love traveling together. I also enjoy pretending to be an amateur guitarist on occasion as well.