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Faculty: M.A. Military History Online

Dr. David L. Preston, General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Chair of HIstory and 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. Dr. Preston 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 


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Dr. David Preston
General Mark W. Clark
Distinguished Chair of History
Professor & Director
Master's in Military History
Online Program
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Graduate Faculty
M.A. Military History
Graduate History Faculty Teaching Area: Military History
Program Director & Professor
Expert U.S. Military History & Early American History
Ph.D in American History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Program Asst. Director & Asst. 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.
Assistant Professor

Expert on Asymmetric Warfare and 19th century military history 

Ph.D, University of Indiana

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

Ph.D., History, Kansas State University
Associate Professor
Expert on history of the Middle East
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Assoc. Professor
Nancy A. Aguirre
Expert in Latin American History, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Ph.D. in Borderlands History, University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Assoc. Professor
Kurt Boughan
Expert Early Mod Europe, Science & Medicine, Medieval Intellectural 
Ph.D. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Author and expert in modern Britain and British society in World War I
Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Author and expert in the history of China and East Asia
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Asst. Professor
Expert in the history of Medieval Europe and Pre-modern Ireland
Ph.D. in Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Assoc. Professor
Expert in the history of U.S. South
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Assoc. Professor
Author and expert in the history of 20th Century U.S., Labor, Civil Rights, Oral History
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Brian Laslie
Adjunct Professor 

Expert in air power studies and U.S. Military History
 Ph.D. in History, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Graduate Faculty
Citadel Departments
Teaching Area: Contributing
Dr. Michael Livingston
Department of English
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester; M.A., Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
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