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Visiting Scholars

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DR. HOLLY A. MAYER is Professor Emerita of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University. She has held the Charles Boal Ewing Chair in Military History at the United States Military Academy, West Point and the Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History at the US Army War College. A scholar of military, social, and cultural history in 18th century North America, Mayer’s books include Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution and Congress’s Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union, among others. Her current projects include an edited collection titled Women Waging War in the American Revolution.
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DR. VANYA EFTIMOVA BELLINGER is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College. She is the author of Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War. Bellinger was awarded the 2016 Society for Military History Moncado Prize for her article “The Other Clausewitz: Findings from the Newly Discovered Correspondence between Marie and Carl von Clausewitz.” Bellinger previously worked as a journalist and international correspondent for various European outlets.
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DR. DAVID SILBEY is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell in Washington Program. He teaches courses on defense policy and military history. His books include The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 , A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, and The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900. Silbey is also the series editor for Battlegrounds: Cornell Studies in Military History at Cornell University Press.
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DR. ROBERT M. CITINO is emeritus Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Dr. Citino is the author of eleven books, including The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943, Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942, and The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich. He has held visiting professorships at West Point and was the General Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History at the US Army War College. In 2021, the Society for Military History recognized Dr. Citino's contributions to the field of military history with its Samuel Eliot Morison Prize.
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DR. TAMMY PROCTOR is Distinguished Professor of History at Utah State University. A specialist in modern European and gender history, emphasizing the history of youth, gender, and conflict, Proctor teaches courses in both world wars, world history, and the Holocaust. She is author of Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War, Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918, Gender and the Great War, and An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Brussels Diary of Mary Thorp (with Sophie de Schaepdriver).
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DR. EDWARD A. KAPLAN is Dean of the School of Strategic Landpower at the U.S. Army War College. Kaplan graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994 and served for 26 years as an intelligence officer, retiring as a Colonel. His assignments included being the Executive Officer to the Director for Intelligence on the Joint Staff, Senior Editor of the Secretary of Defense's Daily Intelligence Briefing, and Professor and Head of the History Department at the USAF Academy. He specializes in nuclear history and strategy. Dr. Kaplan is the author of To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction and The End of Victory: Prevailing in the Thermonuclear Age.
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DR. AMY J. RUTENBERG is an Associate Professor of History and the Social Studies Education Program Coordinator at Iowa State University. A historian of relationships among military service, race, gender, militarization, and American society in the second half of the twentieth century, Rutenberg is the author of Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance, as well as several book chapters and journal articles. She has also written for the New York Times and Her current projects include a book on how peace activism influenced military personnel and recruitment policies since the establishment of the All-Volunteer Force and an edited volume on global perspectives on conscription.