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Professor Emeritus

Research and Teaching Fields: Modern Europe, Germany, military history

Formal Education:

  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1966
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1969
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974

UAB Service, 1961-1987

  • Chair, Department of History, 1995-1996, 2002-2007
  • University Scholar in History, 1990-2009

Select Publications

  • Mission on the Rhine: Reeducation and Denazification in American-Occupied Germany. University of Chicago Press, 1982.
  • The Free University of Berlin: A Political History. Indiana University Press, 1988.
  • E-Boat Alert: Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet. Naval Institute Press, 1996.
  • In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian Germans. University Press of Kansas, 2003.

Select Grants and Fellowships

  • Ford Foundation Grant, 1969-1972.
  • German Volkswagen Grant, 1982-1984.

Select Honors

  • Free University of Berlin, Guest Professor and University Scholar, 1985-1988
  • Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Award for Scholarly Distinction at UAB, 1994
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • The Civil War Santa, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 2009-2018