Dr. Jacob Hagstrom grew up on the south shore of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and served in the army for five years as an artillery officer. After his time in the army, Hagstrom earned a PhD in history at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Professor Hagstrom's research focuses on the history of asymmetric wars, in which the means and meanings of conflict are radically different for opposing forces. He is currently revising a book manuscript tentatively entitled, Learning Asymmetric War: Army Officers in Florida, France, and Algeria, 1830–1845, which examines military education in the era of American Indian Removal. Hagstrom is interested in transnational military exchange, especially the flows of people and ideas across the Atlantic in the nineteenth century.
At the Citadel, Professor Hagstrom teaches Leadership in Military History and History of the U.S. Military.
Ph.D. American History (Indiana University)
M.A. American History (Indiana University)
B.S. International History and French (United States Military Academy)
Research Interests: Atlantic World, United States, military, indigenous people