Dave Burford

Dave Burford

Dave Burford

Graduate Assistant


db2400@msstate.edu

Bio

I study the development of American military culture from the Progressive Era forward to understand why a nascent management ethic came to supplement a warrior/hero ethic within the United States Army officer corps.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Military History, with Honor, Norwich University, June 2012

Capstone paper: “War of 1812: Birth of a Regular Army”

Advisor: John R. Maass, Ph.D., Historian, U.S. Army Center of Military History

  • Master of Business Administration, University of South Alabama, May 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Tampa, April 1975

Academic Career

Teaching Assistant, Early U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant, Modern Western World, Mississippi State University, Spring 2017

Research Interests

  • Military History
  • American History
  • U.S. Army

I have a broad interest in the study of American history and conflict. My current primary research interest is exploring how the ideas and values of the industrial revolution influenced the U.S. armed forces with a secondary interest in business and economic history. Specifically, I study the development of American military culture to understand why a nascent management ethic came to supplement a warrior/hero ethic during the Progressive Era.

 

 

Publications

 

Honors & Awards

  • 1997 – Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter
  • 1986 – Beta Gamma Sigma

Professional Associations

  • The Society for Military History

    The American Historical Association

  • The Organization of American Historians
  • CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), and CFA Society Philadelphia (formerly Financial Analysts of Philadelphia)

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