Here is a sampling of recent scholarship by current members of the Department of History:
Major Matthew R. Basler, MA. “The Culture of the Virginia Farmer and the Making of an American General.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009.
Doctor Jonathan C. Brown. “Las dos revoluciones de la independencia argentina,” Korean Association of Latin American Studies, Busan, South Korea, October 2010
________. “The Long March of Fidel Castro,” Colorado State University, February, 2011.
________. “The Duty of the Revolutionary is to Make the Revolution: Cuba’s Export of Revolution,” Bildner Center for Hemispheric Studies, City College of New York, April 2011.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Carriedo, Ph.D. “World History at the U.S. Air Force Academy.” World History Association, London, 2008.
Lieutenant Colonel John Donovan, MA. “Music, Media and Making Connections: Teaching World History through Popular Culture,” Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Association and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 2011.
________. “Nuking the Moon: The Militarization of Space during the Cold War, 1955 – 1980,” Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2010.
________. “Hail to the Super-Chief: President Obama and the Redefining of the U.S. President in Superhero Comics,” 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida, March 2010.
________. "Atomic Age Monsters: Radioactivity and Horror During the Early Cold War," 7th Annual Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous, Oxford, England, September 2009
________. “Clobberin’ Commies During the Cold War: Superheroes and Nationalism,” Florida Conference of Historians, Ft. Myers, Florida, February 2009.
________. “The Integration of Women onto Minuteman Missile Crews.” Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM) Biennial Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.
Doctor Jeanne Heidler. “Teaching American History,” Ohio Valley Education Cooperative for Secondary Education, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
________. “The Importance of Henry Clay,” Filson Historical Society, 2010.
________. “‘Where All Behaved Well’: Fort Bowyer and the War on the Gulf, 1814-1815,” Auburn University, 2010.
________. “The Statesman Henry Clay,” Congress of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, Lexington, Kentucky, 2009.
________.Commentator: “Northern Military Manpower in the American Civil War.” Society for Military History, Frederick, MD, 2007.
________. “Robert E. Lee: Why are People Saying these Things about Him?” Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2007.
________. “Andrew Jackson and the Election of 1828.” Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2006.
________. "The Spy, the Vice-President, and the Explorer: The Burr Conspiracy and the American West." Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2006 and the Colorado Springs American Association of University Women, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2006.
Lieutenant Colonel Edward A. Kaplan, Ph.D., editor, High Flight: Proceedings of the 2009 Military History Symposium. Chicago: Imprint, 2010.
Colonel John Plating, Ph.D. “An Airline Executive at War: C.R. Smith and the Roots of Air Transport Command.” Society for Military History Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 2009.
________. “Of Dragons and Tigers: A Social History of the Chinese-American Composite Wing, 1943-1945.” Society for Military History Annual Conference, Frederick, Maryland, 2007.
Doctor Alan M. Osur. “Whites in Human Relations: Then and Now,” presented to the students at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, March 1987.
________. “The Course of Race Relations in the Military, 1940-1972: An Institutional Perspective,” presented to the April 1980 meeting of the Missouri Conference on History.
________. “The Role of the Colorado National Guard in Civil Disturbances,” presented to the September 1979 meeting of the Colorado History Group.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Seeling, MA. “The History of the Building of the First Railroad Bridge at Omaha Over the Missouri River.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009.
Colonel Mark K. Wells, Ph.D. Chair: “Teaching Military History at the Service Academies.” Society for Military History Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 2009.
________. “Napoleonic Warfare Curriculum at the Air Force Academy,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Huntsville, AL, 2008.
________. “Calling Ourselves Warriors: Dodging a Bullet and Becoming a Hero,” Royal Air Force Center for Air Power Studies Conference, Joint Forces College, Shrivenham, U.K., 2008.
Colonel John J. Abbatiello, Ph.D. Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats. London: Routledge, 2006.
Doctor Jonathan C. Brown. A Brief History of Argentina. New York: Facts-on-File, 2010.
Doctor Jeanne T. Heidler and David S. Heidler. Henry Clay the Essential American. New York: Random House, 2010.
________ and David S. Heidler, editors. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime: The United States, Colonial Times through the Civil War. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
________ and David S. Heidler, editors. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime: The United States, Indian Wars through the Vietnam War. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
________ and David S. Heidler. Indian Removal: A Norton Casebook. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.
________ and David S. Heidler. The Mexican War. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2005.
Doctor Alan M. Osur. Blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II: The Problem of Race Relations. Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1977.
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew K. Rodman, MA. A War of their Own: Bombers over the Southwest Pacific. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2005.
Major Michael Terry, USAF (Retired), MA, editor. Winged Crusade: The Quest for American Air and Space Power. Chicago: Imprint, 2007.
Lieutenant Colonel John Donovan, MA. “Why Culture Matters.” The USAFA Educator, Vol. 19, Issue 1 (Summer 2010).
________. “Cadets and Cultural Awareness: A Knowledge Outcome.” Academy Spirit, Vol. 49, No. 14 (10 Apr 2009).
Doctor Alan M. Osur. “The Role of the Colorado National Guard in Civil Disturbances,” Military Affairs, February, 1982.
__________. “Black-White relations in the U.S. Military, 1940-1972.” Air University Review, November-December, 1981.
___________. “Chaplain Allen Allensworth and the 24th Infantry, 1886-1906.” Co-author with John Langellier, The Smoke Signal, Fall, 1980, No. 40 (Published by the Tucson Corral of the Westerners)
Colonel John Plating, Ph.D. “Cannon, Egg, Charlie, and Baker: Airlift Links between World War II and the Chinese Civil War.” Air Power History 53, no. 3 (Fall 2006). (Selected as best article in Air Power History in 2006).
________. “He Fought With What He Had: The Early Pacific War.” Air Force Journal of Logistics 29, no. 2 (Summer 2005).
Doctor Charles Steele. "Remembering the Creation of Germany's Army of Unity." Royal United Service Institute Journal 152, no. 2 (April 2007).
Chapters and Essays:
Major Matthew Basler, MA “Cluster Bombs” and “LASTE Targeting System” in The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars, ed. Spencer C. Tucker and Paul Pierpaoli. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., forthcoming.
Doctor Jonathan C. Brown. “The Cuban Revolution.” In Encyclopedia of Latin American History, edited by Jay Kinsbruner and Erick Langer. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Vol. VI: 250-265.
Lieutenant Colonel John Donovan, MA. “Red Menace on the Moon: Containment as Depicted in Comics of the 1950s,” in Comics and Containment Culture in the 1950s, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., Inc., Forthcoming Fall 2011.
_________. “Atomic Age Monsters: Radioactivity and Horror During the Early Cold War,” in The Monster Imagined: Humanity’s Re-Creation of Monsters and Monstrosity, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.
Doctors Jeanne T. Heidler and David S. Heidler. “Mr. Rhea’s Letter,” in America’s Hundred Years’ War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011.
Doctor Alan M. Osur. Foreword to Blue Skies, Black Wings: African American Pioneers of Aviation, by Samuel L. Broadnax. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2007.
Colonel John Plating, Ph.D. “William H. Tunner” and “Berlin, Air Battle of (November 1943–March 1944)” in Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History, ed. Spencer C. Tucker and Priscilla Mary Roberts. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2005.
Doctor Robert P. Wettemann, Jr. “Andrew Jackson,” “Winfield Scott,” “War of 1812,” and “Saving Private Ryan” in Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. Peter Karsten. New York: MTM Publishing, 2006.
Colonel John J. Abbatiello, Ph.D. Review of Crisis at Sea by William N. Still. In Naval History, August 2007.
Major Matthew Basler, MA. Review of Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam. By Stephen R. Gray. In Air Power History, forthcoming.
________. Review of Warhorse: Cavalry in Ancient Warfare by Philip Sidnell. In The Historian, forthcoming.
Lieutenant Colonel John Donovan, MA. Review of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears by Stephen Asma. In The Global Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2011.
__________. Review of The War on Terror and American Popular Culture edited by Andrew Schopp and Matthew Hill. In War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Arts, Vol. 22, 2010.
_________. Review of The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War by Ingo Trauschweizer. In War in History, January 2010.
Doctor Jeanne Heidler. Review of Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law by Matthew Warshauer, In The Journal of Military History, January 2008.
Doctor Alan M. Osur. Review of The Interpreter by Alice Kaplan. In The Journal of Military History 72, no. 1 (January 2008).
________. Review of Black, White, and Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement by Andrew H. Myers. In The Journal of American History 94, no. 1 (June 2007).
________. Review of Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by Andrew Meyers. In The Journal of American History (March 2011).
________. Review of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America by Robert Jefferson. In The American Historical Review (June 2010).
_________. “Foreword” for Blue Skies, Black Wings: African American Pioneers of Aviation by Samuel Broadnax (2007).
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew K. Rodman, MA. Manuscript reviewer for Darkroom Soldier: Photographs and Letters from the South Pacific Theater World War II by Frederick H. Hill. La Grande, Oregon: Photosmith Books, 2007.
Doctor Charles Steele. Review of Halsey’s Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. In the International Journal of Naval History 6, no. 3 (December 2007).
________. Review of Sober Men and True: Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy, 1900-1945 by Christopher McKee. In Armed Forces and Society (September 2007).
________. Review of The Trafalgar Captains: Their Lives and Memorials by Colin White and the 1805 Club. In the International Journal of Naval History 6, no. 2 (August 2007).
Lieutenant Colonel Jason R. Zimmermann, MA. Review of The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World by Holger Herwig. In War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, no. 22 (2010).