University of Southern Mississippi

Degrees Offered:
MA and PhD
Point of Contact:
Kenneth M. Swope
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society
Department of History
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, #5407
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
601-266-6457
[email protected]

Center for the Study of War & Society Faculty
Andrew Wiest (PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1990; Founding Director, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- Vietnam
- World War I
- Modern Military Tactics and Strategy
- Military History study abroad program in Britain
Kenneth M. Swope (PhD, University of Michigan, 2001; Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- Late Imperial China
- East Asian Diplomatic and Military History
- Comparative Military History in Asia
- World War II in Asia
Susannah Ural (PhD, Kansas State University, 2002; Co-Director, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- U.S. Civil War Era
- Soldier Ideology and Motivation
- The Southern Way of War
- Ethnicity and War
- U.S. War & Society
Kyle F. Zelner (PhD, The College of William and Mary, 2003; Senior Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- Colonial & Revolutionary America
- War & Society in Early America
- Militias & Militiamen
- Early American Soldiers
- War & American Communities
Heather Stur (PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2008; Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- Vietnam War
- Cold War
- US Foreign Relations
- Women and War
- Gender and War
- Wartime Cultures
Allison Abra (PhD, University of Michigan, 2009; Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- Modern British History
- Cultural History
- 20th-Century Home Fronts
- National Identity in Wartime

Associated War & Society Faculty
Douglas Bristol (PhD, University of Maryland, 2002; Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society)
- World War II
- 20th century homefronts
- Race & Gender in War
Andrew P. Haley (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2005)
- American Culture
- American Home Fronts
- American Labor During War
Brian LaPierre (PhD, University of Chicago, 2006)
- Modern Russia/Soviet Union
- War and Social Change in Modern Russia
- World War Two: The Eastern Front
Courtney Luckhardt (PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2011)
- Medieval Europe
- Vikings
- The Crusades
- Nazi Germany
Matthew Casey (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012)
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- United States Imperialism in Latin America
- Haiti and Fears of Race War in Latin America
- Military Veterans, Race and Citizenship
Faculty Exchange with Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Every few years the USM history deparment undertakes a faculty exchange with the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. This exchange allows USM students a varied learning experience from leading figures in European Military History. Past participants have included G.D. Sheffield, Paul Harris, Stephen Badsey, and Sean McKnight. The areas of specialization of exchange participants are quite varied, ranging from World War I to Soviet Operational Art to War & the Media. The Dale Center also sponsors many community events, lectures, and outreach programs.

Updated 9/14