American Civil War
History of Science and Technology
Dr. Dillard pointed Gregory in the direction of his current doctoral history program at Florida State University, where he studies under the guidance of Dr. Michael Creswell. Thanks to Dr. Creswell, Dr. Kristine Harper, and Dr. Ronald Doel, Gregory has become more immersed in the theories of military history and science/technology history. As of Spring 2011, Gregory is ABD and tracing the influences of ironclad warship technology in the Civil War from the early nineteenth-century to the end of the war—following how the Union and Confederate naval personnel came to use such inventions and lessons they learned putting the ships through combat. Gregory has continued to participate in professional opportunities—including book reviews, an encyclopedia article contribution, presenting at the Society for Military History conference at Arlington, Va. in May 2012, and the honor of being a West Point Summer Seminar fellow in June 2012.
In Fall 2012, he was privileged to be the first recipient of the Mark Grimsley Social Media Fellowship. He has since been working for the Society for Military History as the operator of the Society’s official Twitter account—as a part of the Social Media Team.
Updated March 2013