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Faculty: M.A. Military History Online

Dr. David L. Preston, Director of the Master's in Military History degree program  is "one of the most gifted young historians writing today," according to the eminent historian and Pulitzer-Prize winner David Hackett Fischer. Professor Preston is an award-winning historian of early America with a special interest in war and peace among the French, British, and Indian peoples of the eighteenth century. He is currently the Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at The Citadel, where he teaches cadets and officer candidates about U.S. military history and early American history.
Dr. Preston's book Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, earned several prestigious awards: 
  • Winner, 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Prize in Military History (for Braddock's Defeat)
  • Finalist, 2016 George Washington Book Prize
  • Winner, 2016 Distinguished Book Award, Society for Military History
  • Winner, 2016 Distinguished Book Award,  Society of Colonial Wars
  • Winner, 2016 PROSE Award in U.S. History,  Association of American Publishers 
 Coming Fall 2019
M.A. in Military History Online


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Dr. David Preston
Professor & Director
Master's in Military History
Online Program
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Graduate Faculty
M.A. Military History
Courses Taught by Professor
MLTH 504, 511, 523

Expert in U.S. military history, the history of firearms, and the Civil War.

Ph.D., History, Kansas State University  

MLTH 500, 501, 502, 516, 519

The Mark Clark Chair

A senior military scholar appointed for a period who supports the online MA program in both teaching and in future development of the program and its initiatives.

Ph.D., History

Various courses on military history, depending on the chair’s expertise and concentration in the field.


Author and expert in modern Britain and British society in World War I.

Ph.D., University of Virginia

MLTH 556

Author and expert in the history of China and East Asia.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

MLTH 550

Associate Professor

Expert on history of the Middle East.

Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

MLTH 526, MLTH 559


MLTH 557

Associate Professor

Award-winning author and expert on medieval military history and the Hundred Years’ War.

Ph.D., University of Rochester; M.A., Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

MLTH 512

Dr. and LTC Stephen M. Grenier
Associate Director, Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics

US Army (ret.), scholar of current US national security affairs and Global War on Terrorism.

Ph.D., War Studies, King’s College, London

MLTH 525

TBD PME and TIG professional service equivalent to Ph.D. and/or significant military publications.


Assistant Professor

Expert on Modern Europe, War and Society, Russia/Soviet Union.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.s  Russian
Studies & History
at European University in St. Petersburg &  University Mass-Boston.

Courses on Soviet Union, Red Army, Cold War.

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