Name/Degree: Todd R. Brereton / Ph.D.
Title/Rank: Chair of the Division of Human Studies, Professor of History
Office: SCI 211
Phone Number: 319-385-6336
Email Address: email@example.com
Educational Background (degree earned, certifications or other professional designations):
PhD, History and American Literature, Texas A&M University, 1994
MA, History and Political Science, Southwest Texas University, 1989
BA, History and Music, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1977
U.S. History Survey
Battles & Leaders of the Civil War
Western Civilization through 1300
The Great War, 1914-1918
Contemporary Non-Western World
U.S. in World War Two
Colonial & Revolutionary America
The War Against Japan, 1941-45
Early Republic & Antebellum America
History of Nazi Germany
Civil War through the Gilded Age
U.S. in the 20th Century
Europe from the Renaissance to Waterloo
History of Modern Europe
Areas of Professional interest or research:
U.S. military history 1865-1920, emphasizing army professionalization, reform, and education. My current research involves the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and the assembly of nuclear weapons in Iowa after World War Two.
Research and Publications:
Educating the U.S. Army: Arthur L. Wagner and Reform, 1875-1905. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
“First Lessons in Modern War: Arthur Wagner, the 1898 Santiago Campaign, and U.S. Army Lesson-Learning.” Journal of Military History 64 (January 2000): 79-96.
“Morale, Ethos, Esprit de Corps”; “Pershing, John J., 1860-1948”; “Tactics”; “Spanish-American War, 1898”; “World War Two, Pacific: Gilberts and Marianas Campaigns”; “World War Two, Pacific: Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns”; “World War Two, Europe: Western Front, 1945,” in Charles Messenger, ed., Reader’s Guide to Military History. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
“Concepts of Military Leadership”; “Rifled Musket”; “Gatling Gun”; “George W. Goethals”; “Montgomery Meigs,” in John Whiteclay Chambers II, ed., The Oxford Companion to American Military History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
“William C. Endicott”; “Arthur L. Wagner”; “Russell A. Alger”; “Walter Reed”; “Grenville Dodge,” in Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan, eds., Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.
“Popular Sovereignty”; “George B. McClellan”; “Billy Mitchell”; “George S. Patton”; “John J. Pershing”; “Philip H. Sheridan”; “Battle of Saratoga, 1777”; “Preparedness Movement”; “Mexican Border Campaign, 1916-17,” in John Mack Farragher, ed., The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History. New York: Henry Holt, Inc., 1998.
“John J. Pershing, 1860-1948”; “American Military History”; “American Armed Services,” in Peter J. Parish, ed., Reader’s Guide to American History. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
Society for Military History
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Campus Involvement (committees chaired, organizations advised, etc.):
Faculty Advisor, College Democrats
Faculty Advisor, International Student Club
Teacher Education Committee
Committee on Academic Standards and Review
Committee on Faculty Development
Academic Assessment Committee
Office hours: vary by semester