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.
- 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
Teaching Assistant, Early U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
Teaching Assistant, Modern Western World, Mississippi State University, Spring 2017
- 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.
- “The War of 1812: An American Experiment,” The War of 1812 Magazine, 21 (January 2014). URL: http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/Warof1812/2014/Issue21/Burford.pdf.
- “Foreword” in Bruce Mowday, Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story (Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2013), ix-xii.
- Review of Civil War Battlefield Orders Gone Awry: The Written Word and Its Consequences in 13 Engagements, by Donald R. Jermann, H-War, H-Net Reviews. May, 2013. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37033.
- Review of The Dawn's Early Light, by Walter Lord. H-War, H-Net Reviews. August, 2012. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=36597.
Honors & Awards
- 1997 – Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter
- 1986 – Beta Gamma Sigma
- 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)