Graduate Student Biographies

Through the efforts of its Graduate Student Representative, the Society is trying to help its graduate students make connections and network with each other and with more established scholars in the field. This list of graduate student biographies, which includes information on theses/dissertations, is one way for the rest of the Society to know what our rising members are working on.

If you are interested in having your information posted here, send your full name, school affiliation, advisor, fields of study, thesis/dissertation title, a brief 250-word bio of either the student or the project, an optional web site and an optional email to jessicajsheets@outlook.com. Participants must be members of the Society.

Thesis/dissertation titles in progress follow each name.

  • Tyler Bamford - "Hands Across the Sea”: American and British Military Attachés and the Anglo-American Military Relationship, 1919-1941"
  • Tracy L. Barnett - “Armed, Drunk, and Dangerous: White Paramilitary Violence in the Civil War Era South”
  • Dennis Berger - "An Examination of Army and Air Force Enlisted Personnel During the Cold War: A Search for Agency"
  • Brandon S. Bernick - "The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: The U.S. Army’s Partnership with Reinhard Gehlen 1945-1955”
  • Christopher Blaker - "Organizing for War: The Marine Corps M-Series Infantry Battalion in Vietnam"
  • Ryan Booth
  • Alexander Burns - "Familiar Danger, Unfamiliar Setting: The Combat Experience of German Hilfstruppen in the American War of Independence"
  • Carole Butcher - "A Brave and Gallant Man: William Henry Young and Young’s Scouts"
  • Alexandre F. Caillot - The Forgotten Boys of the Ninth Corps: Union Conscripts, Enlistees, and Heavy Artillerymen from the Wilderness to Appomattox
  • Jacian Carr - "Poro War:  Secret Societies, Spirit Possessions and the Exercise of Violence during the First Liberian Civil War, 1989-1996"
  • Andrew Chadwick - "Strategic Change and the Transformation of the Israeli Defense Forces"
  • Colin Colbourn
  • Paul Cook
  • Daniel Curzon - "Shifting Strategic Realities around the Pacific Rim: the fall of China and the rise of Japan and the United States between 1880-1920"
  • Jennifer Daley - "Uniforms, the British Royal Navy, and the Cultural Construction of Naval Identities"
  • Steven E. Dieter
  • Richard J. Drake - "Internal and External Perceptions of Weakness in the 20th Century Habsburg Monarchy"
  • Mark Eickhoff - "A Most Decent Chap:  Major General Charles Dudley Rhodes and the Development of the American Way of War"
  • Jason Engle
  • James Federici - "Learning to Ride Pegasus: British & American Aeroplane Pilot Training in the Great War"
  • Nathan K. Finney - "The Impact of US National Decision-Making on the Mobilization of the American Expeditionary Force for the First World War, 1914-1919”
  • Colin Garnett - "Not So Minor Operations: Imperial Trench Raiding during the Great War"
  • Adam Givens - "On the Wing: United States Army Aviation in the Cold War"
  • Seth Givens - "Cold War Capital: The U.S. Military in Berlin, 1945-1994"
  • Robert Glaze - "The Army of Tennessee in History and Memory, 1861-1930"
  • Heather M. Haley - “Where Individual Rights End and State Rights Begin: Challenges to Servicemember Citizenship Rights in Twentieth Century America”
  • John Hess - "Coping with Crisis: The U.S. Army's Occupation of Bavaria"
  • Thomas Jamison - "Pacific Wars: Peripheral Conflict and the Making of the U.S. New Navy, 1865-1897"
  • Roger Lee Pessoa de Jesus - "The Governance of the Portuguese "Estado da Índia" by D. João de Castro (1545-1548) in the Imperial Strategy of King D. João III'
  • Hyeok Hweon Kang - "Korea's Gunpowder Age: Guns, Garrisons and Military Urbanism, 1592–1910'
  • Christian Keimer
  • David Krueger - "To Enlist and Employ: African American and Native American Soldiers in the United States Army, 1866-1897"
  • Alex Nordlund - "‘Please Remember Me Most Kindly’: Britain and the Practice of Letter-Writing in the First World War"
  • Sarah E. Patterson - The Few, the Proud: Gender and the Marine Corps Body"
  • Lindsey R. Peterson
  • Samuel Parkinson Porter - Nothing But Sentimentalism: The Demobilization and Reintegration of Japanese Second World War Veterans
  • Luke Reynolds - "Wellington's Veterans: The British Army Officer Corps in the Pax Britannica"
  • Heather Salazar
  • Jessica Sheets - "An Examination of Family Political Divisions in the Revolutionary War"
  • Michael Songer
  • Tanisha Staten
  • Gregory Stern - "Designing Victory on the Civil War’s Sea: The Development and Use of Ironclad Warships in the American Civil War, 1830-1865"
  • Robert Thompson III - “More Sieve Than Shield: the U.S. Army and CORDS in the Pacification of Phu Yen Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1965-1972”
  • Kate Tietzen - "Saddam Hussein’s Security Apparatus, 1968-1980"
  • James Franklin Tindle - "Conflicting Priorities: Stand Watie and Confederate Military Leaders in the American Civil War"
  • Daniel Troy
  • Mary Elizabeth Walters - "Opportunism or Compassion? NATO’s Humanitarianism and Albanian Responses during the 1999 Kosovo Refugee Crisis"
  • Ruth Poe White - "A Tale of Two Cities: Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi during the American Civil War."
  • Garret Wright
  • Michael Wynd - "The Learning Experience of the New Zealand Diggers: A Case Studies of a Learning Organization on the Western Front 1916-1918"
  • Cameron Zinsou - "The Strategic and Operational Debate over Operation Anvil: The Allied Invasion of Southern France in August, 1944"
  • Jennifer Zoebelein - "American Commemoration of the First World War "