James C. Bradford
Specialty: Early American and Naval and Maritime History
Bradford grew up in northern Michigan, received degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Virginia, and specializes in naval, maritime, and early American history. He has taught in Malaysia and been a visiting professor at the Air War College, in addition to teaching study abroad courses in France, Germany, Italy, and England. He is the editor of The Papers of John Paul Jones and several volumes of essays. He co-edits the book series Studies in Naval History and Sea Power (Naval Institute Press). He was president of the North American Society for Ocean History. A founding member of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, he was executive director of the organization, 1995-2004. His most recent publications include the A Companion to American Military History (2010), and America, Sea Power and the World (2016).