Terry H. Anderson is a Professor and Cornerstone Faculty Fellow. He has authored five books, and co-authored one, A Flying Tiger’s Diary (with pilot Charles Bond) that examined the daily life of the American Volunteer Group in China in 1941-42. He has written articles on the Vietnam War, also examined in his two books on the 1960s, and most recently published Bush’s Wars (2011), which chronicles the Bush administration’s response to 9/11–the war on terror, the conflict in Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq. Professor Anderson has taught in has taught in Malaysia and Japan. He was a Fulbright professor in China, and the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin.
Charles Brooks received his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo and has taught early U.S. history at Texas A&M since 1989. He is interested in war, popular uprisings and rebellion, and citizen soldiering during the period from the American Revolution to the Civil War. His research spotlights how the concept and practice of citizen soldiering forged civic identity and shaped ideas about allegiance, consent, and federalism in military affairs. His publications include Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution (1996), and a number of articles and essays concerning common soldiering during the American Civil War. He is currently at work on a book about military service in the Confederate armies and the making and unmaking of Confederate nationalism.
Jonathan Coopersmith is an Associate Professor of history who teaches courses on the history of technology in America and the world, the history of energy in America, and 20th-21st century Europe. A historian of technology by training (D.Phil, Oxford University, 1985), he written The Electrification of Russia, 1880-1926 (Cornell, 1992) and FAXED. The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine (Johns Hopkins, 2015), both of which cover the important military contributions to those technologies. He writes a blog on the history of technology, Infinity Limited, for the History News Network (http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/author/42).
Olga Dror (Ph.D. Cornell University, 2003) currently works on cultural transformations that took place in Vietnamese societies between 1965 and 1975. Her main focus is Vietnamese identities on the opposing sides in the conflict. She explores how different texts created during this time shaped and reflected those identities. In particular, she focuses on youth’s identities since raising a new generation during a protracted conflict can and indeed played a very important role in the modus vivendi and operandi of the society at that time. This side of her research uncovers a previously completely unexplored layer of the conflict. Her interest in cultural and social aspects of war-time societies goes beyond the war in Vietnam, as is evident in her teaching: in addition to teaching a course on the war in Vietnam, she also introduces students to the multi-faceted Japanese wartime empire, stressing political, social, and cultural developments in Japan and its colonies that allowed the establishment of the empire and to those that led to its demise.
Lorien Foote joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 2013 after teaching and researching for thirteen years at the University of Central Arkansas. She is the author of The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (2010), which was a finalist and honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize, and Seeking the One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw and Nineteenth-Century Reform (2003). She received the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award as the outstanding teacher at the University of Central Arkansas. Her research and teaching interests are War and Society, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Nineteenth-Century American Reform Movements.
Brian McAllister Linn was born in the Territory of Hawaii and completed his graduate work at The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship at Yale University. He has been a visiting professor at the Army War College and a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of Singapore and the University of Birmingham. He is the past president of the Society for Military History and has given numerous papers and lectures in the United States and internationally.
Jason Parker is an Associate Professor of History. He studies both the formal and informal “diplomacy” embedded in the interactions of empires, nations, and peoples. His first book, Brother’s Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962 looked at the actions of the US government and of African Americans in the push for independence in the British West Indies. His current project examines the US public-diplomacy campaigns to win the “hearts and minds” of the global South during the Cold War– and how those campaigns inadvertently contributed to the formation of the Third World as a geopolitical concept and entity. He has also authored articles in Diplomatic History, the Journal of African American History, and International History Review.
Roger Reese is Professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he has taught courses on European, Russian, and Soviet history since 1990. His research specialty is the history of the Soviet Red Army. He has authored numerous articles, one of which was awarded a Moncado Prize from the Society for Military History. He has written four books on the Red Army, most recently Why Stalin’s Soldiers Fought (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011). He has edited one work on the Imperial Russian Army. He is currently developing a course on the military history of the USSR.
Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss teaches courses in Atlantic World History, Modern France, and the Caribbean. Her first book, Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique, (2009), focuses on the relationship between Martinique and continental France and the construction of racial, class, gender and national identities during the Napoleonic period and the final decades of chattel slavery in the French Empire. Her second project, “France at the Edges: Life in France’s Atlantic Port Cities, 1760-1830,” explores connections among French Atlantic port cities in the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe and efforts to maintain French institutions and notions of national identity during the international upheavals of the so-called Age of Empire.
Adam R. Seipp is an Associate Professor of History. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in military history, European history, and the history of war and society. His book “Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-52” will be published in 2012. He is the author of The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-21 and a number of articles and book chapters on the First World War, American basing policy during the Cold War, and the refugee crisis of the late 1940s.